Private Equity in Poland

In terms of the value of private equity investments in Poland, 2015 was the best year in at least nine years. According to the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the value of PE investments in Poland in 2015 reached approx. EUR 800 million. This was about 7% higher than the value of exit transactions, which amounted to just over EUR 750 million. This marks a major recovery in investment operations on the Polish market after several years when funds operating in Poland focused primarily on portfolio management and exits from ongoing investments. As a result, starting from 2012, the value of exit transactions grew steadily, reaching a level higher than the value of investments by 2014. In turn, in 2015 investments exceeded exit transactions by more than EUR 50 million.

At the same time, recent years saw dynamic growth in the venture capital sector. The value of such investments rose from EUR 9.1 million in 2012 to EUR 19.6 million in 2015. Given their characteristics, venture capital investments have a dominant share in the number of portfolio companies (61% of all PE transactions in 2015) while playing a small role in terms of investment value (with a share of just 2% in 2015). The dynamic growth of investment activity in Poland confirms that our country remains by far the most important PE market in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2015, Poland’s share in the GDP of all CEE countries was 35%, with a 31% share in the region’s total population. At the same time, the value share held by the Polish market in PE investments in all CEE countries was 53%.

Private Equity Funds in Poland

21 Concordia
3TS Capital Partners
Advent International
Akcelerator Innowacji NOT
Arx Equity Partners
Augere Venture
Black Pearls VC
Business Angel Seedfund
CEE Equity Partners
Credit Value Investments
CVC Capital Partners
Darby Private Equity
EMSA Capital
Enterprise Investors
EQT Partners
Equitin Advisors
Experior Venture Fund
ForeVest Capital Partners
Giza Polish Ventures
Hanseatic Capital
Highlander Partners
Innova Capital
Innovation Nest
Intel Capital
IQ Partners
Joint Polish Investment Fund Management
Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy
Krokus PE
MCI Capital
Mezzanine Management
Mid Europa Partners
Montagu Private Equity
Penton Partners
Renaissance Partners
Resource Partners
Riverside Europe Partners
Royalton Partners
SATUS Venture
Skyline Investment
SpeedUp Innovation
Syntaxis Capital
Time Asset Management
Value Quest
Value4Capital - V4C Advisers
Vestor Dom Maklerski
Warburg Pincus International
Warsaw Equity Group
Waterland Private Equity Investments
WSI Capital.

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