PLATINUM PARTNER
platina1
Cigno Consulting is a dynamic company, specialising in executive search services. The capacity to select medium- and high-level executives make Cigno Consulting a comprehensive company, capable of flexible reactions to meet the needs of customers.
Professionalism, efficiency and excellent knowledge of international and local labour market are assets thanks to which Cigno Consulting is a trustworthy partner. A highly qualified team of employees guarantees services of highest market standards
Cigno Consulting is the Polish partner of Marlar International Search Network, a leading company in the executive search sector.As a member of MISN, we maintain close ties with other executive search companies around the world.
By improving the process of selecting and recruiting candidates Cigno Consulting specializes in four fields: engineering and construction, FMCG, chemistry and pharmacy, as well as finance and banking.

GOLD PARTNER

tieto

Tieto is the company of modern technologies providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 17 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments of digital services.
We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ business needs. Common creating the changes in our branch with our Clients, focus on their needs and and Nordic expertise create the rules that set us apart from our competitors.

We provide our services to the Clients all over the world in such markets as: telecom& media, financial services, forest, healthcare& welfare, energy, public, manufacturing, retail &logistics and automotive sectors. We work hand in hand with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations and grow in step with them. We focus on providing services to large and medium-sized organizations in our main markets – Northern Europe, Germany and Russia.

The company’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm.

In Poland almost 800 people are employed by Tieto in three offices: sales office in Warsaw and software development experts in two locations: Szczecin and Wroclaw. Our specialists realize R&D projects in Poland, e.g. for telecom, mobile devices and automotive industry.

 

SILVER PARTNER

copernicus

Investment enthusiasts is a term which best describes the team of almost fifty Copernicus Group employees, experts in active management, closed-end funds, securitization, stock market deals, mergers, acquisitions and bonds issue.
We have been engaged in the capital market since mid-1990’s, initially as employees of prestigious financial institutions and later as the shareholders and Board Members of Suprema Securities SA, renamed to Copernicus Securities SA in February 2008. In the same year, we purchased 100% shares in Copernicus Capital TFI, the first Investment Fund Company in Poland independent from financial institutions. In this way, we have founded a stable Financial Group with a clearly defined development strategy: we want to be the financial institution of first choice for all parties who look for funding or want to invest their funds.

We are a reliable partner for our clients. The Group’s equity is more than PLN 41 m and our net profit for 2009 approximated PLN 6 m. Our 31% share in the market of Closed-End Funds makes us number one among all Investment Fund Companies. We have defined clear development directions which are being consistently pursued. This is evident in our management performance results (an over 12% return on the stock portfolio in Q1 2010), systematically growing value of assets (currently more than PLN 4.8 bn) and, most of all, in the recommendations of our Clients. The most remarkable transactions in which we participated recently include the issue of PLN 534 m worth secured corporate bonds for Masterlease (Prime Car Management S.A.), the merger between JC Auto S.A. and InterCars S.A. (post-merger company value close to PLN 1.6 bn), acquisition of Artman S.A. by LPP S.A. and the issue of convertible bonds for LPP S.A. for the total amount in excess of PLN 120 m. We use our knowledge and offer our commitment to support all businesses, from small companies to the largest business players.

 

BRONZE PARTNER

penta

Penta is a Central European investments group established in 1994. It operates in the private equity and real estate sectors.
In private equity, it managers an evergreen fund of its five partners, the company’s only shareholders. It means that investments of the Group are financed by Penta’s owners only, without any necessity to collect funds from external sources. The owners of Penta are Czech and Slovak entrepreneurs: Marek Dospiva, Jaroslav Haščák, Martin Kúšik, Jozef Oravkin and Jozef Špirko.

Penta Investments’ portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 25, 000 people. In 2008 Penta reported consolidated revenues of €1,9bn. Penta invests mostly in the retail, health care, mechanical engineering, health-care, aerospace, energy and private banking sectors.
Since 2005, Penta has started investments in real estate sector and is executing ten projects in Slovakia and one in the Czech Republic.
Penta operates in more than 10 countries of Europe and has offices in Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Limassol and Amsterdam.
In Poland, Penta is currently executing seven projects: Żabka Polska, Okna Rąbień, Drumet, Fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie, Dr.Max, Alpha Medical Polska, Stream.

“Penta has already become a significant player in Central Europe due to strong positions in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. We are flexible in adapting our investment criteria and internal processes to market needs and we aim to become the leading mid-size investment group in the European market by 2013.”
Jaroslav Haščák, Managing Partner, Penta Investments

Penta Investments Goals
• Maintain long-term ROE (Return on Equity) of at least 25%
• Increase our equity to €3bn by the end of 2012
• Enjoy what we do and share the enjoyment with our employees

Investment Criteria
• Minimum of 30% IRR (Internal Rate of Return) required from every investment
• Average Enterprise Value of €150m
• We have no limits in timing the exit, if the company has significant growth potential

 

STRATEGIC PARTNER

holon

Holon Consultants is an independent Polish corporate finance advisor specialising in mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic consultancy.
We work with owners and managers of large and medium-sized Central European as well as international. We have over a dozen years of experience in handling equity transactions, providing strategic advisory services and corporate finance management. Our primary focus is company’s owner’s support in full or partial share sales as well as capital raising for expanding companies.

Our services include:
– Sell side advisory
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Capital raising
– Leveraged buy-outs (LBO/MBO)
– Strategic advisory services
– Valuations and analyses

Our clients include both Polish and multinational corporations such as:
Swisscom (telecommunications), Tchibo (specialist retail chain), Elecnor (construction), Hochtief Polska (construction), Goodyear Dunlop Polska (plastics processing), Sarantis (FMCG), Netia (telecommunications), PGNiG (commodities), Zakłady Azotowe Tarnów (heavy chemicals) and others, as well as private Polish companies, such as: Polo Market (grocery retail chain), Kruk (bed debt management), Diverse (clothing retail chain), Proryb (food processing), Paola (food processing), Flexergis (packaging), Opek (logistics), Pharma CF (cosmetics), Organika Malbork (plastics processing), Kakadu (retail chain), Autopart (automotive parts production), Elmilk (food processing) and others.

 

PROFESSIONAL PARTNER

GLR

Gide Loyrette Nouel was one of the first international legal practices to open an office in Poland in 1990. Today, the Firm employs 43 lawyers and tax advisors in Warsaw and is frequently called upon to offer legal support to its local and international clients.
With 24 offices around the world, Gide Loyrette Nouel (GLN) prides itself on offering expert international and local advice.
GLN Warsaw’s clients include financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, investors, real estate developers, public companies and government ministries. The Firm advises some of the top players in Poland including Dalkia (Veolia), Finmeccanica Group, L’Oréal, France Télécom, Telekomunikacja Polska, Accor, Neinver, Deutsche Bank PBC, Enterprise Investors, Bank Zachodni WBK, Société Générale, Pirelli Pekao Real Estate, PGNiG, DnB Nord Bank, KGHM Polska Miedź, Arcelor Mittal, Euris, Abris Capital Partners, Griffin Advisors.
The Warsaw Office provides a wide range of legal services, including:
– M&A and Corporate Law
– Private Equity
– Banking & Finance
– Energy, Infrastructure & Public Law
– Real Estate
– Litigation and Arbitration
– Restructuring and Insolvency Law
– Tax Law
– Intellectual Property
– Labour Law
– Competition Law
Partners: Dariusz Tokarczuk ( tokarczuk@gide.com); Robert Jędrzejczyk ( jedrzejczyk@gide.com); Jean-Christophe Valette ( valette@gide.com); Piotr Sadownik ( sadownik@gide.com); Rafał Dziedzic ( dziedzic@gide.com); Paweł Grześkowiak ( grzeskowiak@gide.com); Andrzej Lulka ( lulka@gide.com).

 

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