Bochemie Group, a Bohumín, Czech Republic-based producer of household care products, has received an equity investment of undisclosed amount from ARX Equity Partners. ARX, a CEE focused private equity investment firm, will take a minority stake in the Group, joining current owner Benson Oak Capital. The investment is intended to facilitate Bochemie’s strategy to continue […]

Netretail Holding B.V., an Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based company operating MALL.CZ, an online retailer that covers Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, has raised €10m in financing from Intel Capital and MCI, through its MCI.TechVentures. Founded in 2000, MALL.CZ is continuously developing its range of offered products, wich include RTV, photographic equipment, computers and computer […]

AVAST Software, a Prague, Czech Republic-based company that develops one of the world’s most popular antivirus program, has received a $100m equity investment from Summit Partners. Summit Partners, which has taken a minority stake in the company, will help Avast to continue to follow its strategy of providing a free antivirus solution to the widest […]

Energy 21, a.s., the largest Czech-based independent developer and operator of solar power (photovoltaic) parks in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has received a strategic investment from Mid Europa Partners, a private equity firm focused on buyouts in the CEE region. The equity injection will support the company’s growth strategy in CEE, where the company […]

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has sold its minority share ownership in six life assurance and pensions companies in central and eastern Europe, subsidiaries of AXA Group. The Bank is exiting from AXA Zycie and AXA PTE in Poland, AXA Penzijni and AXA Zivotni in Czech Republic, AXA Biztosito and AXA Magyarorszag […]

Syntaxis Capital, a Vienna and Warsaw-based mezzanine capital provider, announced the first closing of its second Central European mezzanine fund, with aggregated commitments of €140m, just over half its targeted amount. Syntaxis Mezzanine Fund II follows on the firm’s main fund which reached the final closing at the end of 2008, which collected under €120m, […]

AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, a London-based European private equity firm that specialises in the financial services sector, is to acquire Banco Popolare Ceská Republika. Banco Popolare Ceská Republika a.s., a fully licensed Czech subsidiary of Italy’s Banco Popolare, incorporates a seven branch network serving corporate and retail customers. According to AnaCap, following the completion of […]