Partners and Patrons



Polish Private Equity Association ( represents private equity management firms operating in Poland. Its mission is to promote and develop private equity and venture capital industry in Poland. PPEA comprises 84 institutions: 40 private equity management firms (full members) and 44 associate members that are law and consulting companies as well as banks cooperating with the PE/VC industry. The full members have more than EUR 21 billion under management. PPEA members have invested in more than 700 Polish and CEE companies.


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.



BRE Bank was established in 1986 as a corporate bank whose mission and corporate purpose was to support the development of Polish entrepreneurs, specifically those who exported their products and services to world markets. In the first years of its operations, the bank was actively involved in Poland’s economic transformation. The bank was one of the first banks listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and was the first bank to launch electronic banking and hire its own relationship managers.

Currently, BRE Bank is the best choice for demanding clients with whom it establishes long-time partnerships. It offers the highest standard of services coupled with products tailored to meet the needs of businesses in every detail. BRE Bank offers all types of financing, from a working capital loan to integrated long-term investment projects based on structured finance.

BRE Bank provides assistance in projects implemented by use of funds obtained from the European Union. The bank is an investment banking specialist and valued partner in foreign trade transactions.

Transaction banking dept. in BRE Bank facilitates the planning and monitoring process of a business entity’s daily operations, while its innovative products support cash management and effective payment and collection services.

BRE Bank is the only bank in Poland to have a dedicated unit for the purposes of mezzanine financing, which allows it to implement complicated projects that require non-standard financing.

The subsidiaries of BRE Bank complement its offer with factoring, leasing and brokerage services, as well as insurance and investment fund services.

Find out more about BRE Bank’s offer.



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 companies. 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 Central European 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), 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.



Penta Investments is a Central European investments group, specializing in private equity and real estate.

Established in 1994 as a local business, Penta has grown into an international company operating in more than 10 European countries. The Group provides employment to more than 25, 000 people at Penta’s branches in Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Limassol, Amsterdam and through the fund’s portfolio companies. Penta invests mostly in retail, health care, mechanical engineering, health-care, aerospace, energy and private banking sectors.

Operating in private equity, Penta manages the evergreen fund of its seven partners, the company’s sole shareholders. Resultantly, the Group’s investments are financed by Penta’s owners only, without the necessity to collect funds from external investors. The fund’s shareholders are: Marek Dospiva, Jaroslav Haščák, Martin Kúšik, Jozef Oravkin oraz Jozef Špirko, Iain Child i Eduard Maták.

The fund puts a strong emphasis on consistent widening the scale of its involvement within the Polish market. Currently, the fund is executing 6 projects in Poland: Iglotex, Fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie, Drumet, Dr.Max, Alpha Medical Polska i Okna Rąbień. In February 2011 Penta has signed sale agreement of Żabka Polska S A. The execution of this transaction is contingent on the UOKiK approval.

Penta’s involvement in subsequent projects is subject to fulfillment of the investment criteria by the entities, remaining within the Groups business interest.

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

Penta is able to execute 2 – 4 transactions in Central and Eastern Europe per annum. The enterprise value – including the company’s own funds and leveraging – is estimated at EUR 80 – 250 million.








Manuel Caffe Krzysztof Stein company has been present on the Polish market since 01/01/07 and our Italian coffee supplier, Manuel Caffe has been producing and roasting coffee for fifty years.

Every year we gain new experience and develop our offer constantly in order to meet our clients’ expectations.
Not only do we provide staff trainings and quality tests of the coffee making process in our clients’ companies, but we advise which coffee machines are the best to make espresso based coffees and associated hot drinks.
Due to our qualified service technician centres, reachable in every bigger district of Poland, we offer an efficient customer service.

We are also an authorised representative of the Swiss Franke Coffee Systems- a producer of fully automatic coffee machines, which are the best choice for offices, hotels and gas stations with customer service points. Our offer comprises of professional Sanremo coffee machines, as well. They incorporate design led aesthetics with cutting edge technology and functionality. They are the perfect choice for cafés, restaurants, food corners and bars.

We are ready to offer three types of partnership- selling, renting or leasing the products (both, coffee and coffee machines). We provide a technician service and customer service guidance throughout the whole period of cooperation.

Our products can be found at and