Mezzanine Management backs Flucar with PLN 40 million

Mezzanine Management has provided PLN 40m of expansion capital to Flucar, a leading Polish producer of lubricating oils for the automotive and industrial sectors. http://flucar.pl/

The company currently employs around 100 people and is an independent supplier of oil lubricants to the industrial and automotive sectors throughout Central & Eastern Europe. Flucar is based in Katowice and operates a production facility in Jaslo. To meet growing demand and expand its product offering, a new production plant in Kedzierzyn Kozle is being developed.

The funds will be used to support Flucar’s CAPEX program as well as to back select acquisitions in the petrochemical & chemical sectors.

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Mezzanine Management invests EUR 8m in Remix

Mezzanine Management has provided EUR 8m of expansion capital to Remix, the largest online reseller of second-hand apparel in Central and Eastern Europe. https://remix.bg/

The Company is currently operating online shops in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Poland.

The expansion financing will be used for marketing, working capital requirements and Capex (IT and machinery).

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Mezzanine Management invests €15m in MBL

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., advised by Mezzanine Management, has invested €15m for a significant minority stake in Danish wheelchair components manufacturer MBL. http://www.mbl.pl/

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Silkeborg, MBL produces standard and customised components for wheelchairs, including wheels, push-rims, handbrakes and foot rests. The company has a headcount of 1,400, with additional production facilities in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland, and Xiamen, China.

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Mezzanine Management advises on investment in Spearhead International

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., advised by Mezzanine Management,
recently supported US food and agriculture specialist GP Paine & Partners in acquiring Spearhead Inter- national through a EUR 30 million financing
package. http://www.spearheadinternational.com/

Spearhead International is a farming group headquartered in Cambridge, England, but with the majority of its operations in Central and Eastern Europe.

The company has 85,000 hectares of farming operations across Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slova- kia and the UK, producing grains and oilseeds, potatoes and vegetables, sugar beet, seed crops, milk and livestock.

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Mezzanine Management advises on investment in Latvia-based Mogo Finance (CEE and CIS)

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., advised by Mezzanine Management, recently completed a growth capital investment, with total commitment of EUR 23.3 million in mezzanine debt, into Mogo Finance, a leading non-bank car financing firm in the wider Central and Eastern European region (www.mogofinance.com).

Headquartered in Riga, Mogo Finance provides non-bank car financing for consumers in the Baltic region and Georgia and employs 200 people. Its current loan portfolio amounts to €38m, financing 20,000 cars. The firm presently has operations in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia and will use the new funds to develop the company’s operations in existing markets and other countries within the Central and Eastern European region.

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Mezzanine Management advises on investment in Freor – the first Lithuanian PE deal since euro adoption

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., advised by Mezzanine Management, recently completed a growth capital investment, with total commitment of EUR 7 million in a combination of equity and mezzanine debt, into Freor.

Freor is a Lithuania-based producer of commercial refrigeration equipment, its products are used predominantly in supermarkets. The company operates from offices in Lithuania, and subsidiaries in Belarus and Russia. Clients hail from the Baltics, eastern and western Europe.

The deal was driven by a shareholder restructure, and the fresh capital will be used to support the company’s development.

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AMC III Invests PLN 50 million in Private Equity Managers S.A.

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., has bought 8.33% of shares in the third part of the pre-IPO of Private Equity Managers S.A.), the parent company of a group of entities managing alternative private equity assets. It will also purchase the company’s convertible bonds. The overall value of the investment into PEManagers will amount to PLN 50 million. The transaction has been completed on the basis of the company’s equity valuation of PLN 340 million. MCI Management is planning to hold the company’s IPO in the first quarter of 2015.

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AMC III to Invest EUR 15 Million into Aasa Global A.S.

Accession Mezzanine Capital III LP (AMC),  a specialised mezzanine fund, focused on Central and Eastern Europe and advised by Mezzanine Management, will invest EUR 15 million in the regional expansion of a Scandinavian consumer credit specialist AASA Global.

Serbia’s EU prospects will lure more private equity capital in medium term – Mezzanine Management

Serbia will become one of the most interesting countries to invest in the next several years as its progress towards EU membership helps to strengthen the legal framework, opens the access to structural funds and makes it more attractive for fresh private capital, Franz Hoerhager, founding partner at Mezzanine Management, said.

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Mezzanine Management advises on investment into BioVendor

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P., advised by Mezzanine Management, recently completed a growth capital investment, with total commitment of EUR 10 million, into BioVendor – Laboratorní Medicína a.s  www.biovendor.com.

BioVendor is a Czech based enterprise primarily focusing on the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) market and the biomedical research field.  It specializes in the supply of equipment and consumables including its own range of IVD certified ELISA and immunoblot test kits. It also offers a range of unique immunoassays for the global research-use-only market.

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Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P. completed its investment into Invia.cz

Accession Mezzanine Capital III L.P. recently completed a EUR 7.5m mezzanine financing and equity co-investment into Invia.cz www.invia.cz, the leading travel agency. Invia is e-Travel market leader in CEE and CIS. The company was founded in the Czech Republic in 2002, gaining the leading position on the online travel market in Czech, Slovakia and Hungary. Invia offers travel packages, hotel bookings and flights. The company cooperates with over 300 tour operators and offers more than 8000 travel packages making it the broadest offer on the market.

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SJ Berwin advises AMC III on 150 million fund closing

SJ Berwin advised Accession Mezzanine Capital III on the €150 million fund raising, which held a successful final close on 29 June 2012. Accession Mezzanine Capital III, advised by Mezzanine Management, will continue the same successful strategy as previous funds, investing in mezzanine and equity financing instruments in mid-cap companies in central and eastern Europe.

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AMC III secure a commitment from the Overseas Private Investment Cooperation (OPIC)

The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, approved $75 million in financing for the first investment fund focused on making mezzanine debt investments ever to be supported by the agency. The fund will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), where the global financial crisis has severely restricted capital critical for SMEs’ growth.

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Mezzanine Management joins the Austrian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

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EIG raises capital by EUR 14.6 million on expansion plans

Bulgarian EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG), the financial and industrial subsidiary of EUROHOLD Bulgaria, has raised its capital by EUR 14.6 million to EUR 136.8 million in order to finance its regional expansion plans.

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AMC II finances the EUR 7 million worth Herculane Water transaction

AMC II, advised by Mezzanine Management, granted the EUR 7 million worth mezzanine loan to mineral water company Carpatina, which acquired the packaging company Herculane Water.

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Mezzanine Management advises AMC on taking over 4.5% of local IT firm Telelink

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