BaltCap, the leading private equity firm in the Baltic States announced today the first close of BaltCap Private Equity Fund at EUR 58 million. The Fund will invest in mid-sized private companies across the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania focusing on both expansion financing and buyouts. The targeted Fund size at final closing is EUR 100 million.
The Fund’s investors include European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Fund (under the European Union “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” mandate), Icebank, SEB Ühispank Pension Funds, Erste Bank and other local and Nordic banks, pension funds and insurance companies.
“We are pleased to announce the first closing of the Fund and are grateful for the confidence that a number of respected institutional investors have placed in us,” said Managing Partner of BaltCap Mr. Peeter Saks. “The launch of the Fund is a superb start for the independent development of BaltCap after the management buyout completed last month.”
BaltCap Private Equity Fund will continue the investment strategy that has proven successful in previous BaltCap funds. The Fund will typically invest between EUR 5 and 10 EUR million in medium sized companies with strong growth potential by acquiring either majority or significant minority equity positions. The industry focus will be on consumer related businesses, B2B service providers, specialised manufacturing, construction and ICT companies.
The Fund will concentrate its activities on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, but will also be able to invest in other Central and Eastern European countries in order to facilitate the international expansion of the Baltic companies.
“We believe that now is an attractive time to invest and that our experience and regional network provides a very strong platform from which to invest and help our companies grow,” Mr. Saks added. “We provide the right tools and skills to accelerate the companies’ development – from implementing the best management practices and financial systems to attracting top talent and facilitating potential alliances, we act as a committed, long-term partner to our portfolio companies.”
For additional information please contact:
Mr. Peeter Saks
Tel. +372 665 0280