Reuters – Mid Europa Partners to Buy Penta’s Alpha Medical

Private equity firm Mid Europa Partners is to buy Eastern European laboratory diagnostics company Alpha Medical from Czech private equity group Penta Investments, writes Reuters. Mid Europa, which is focused on Central Europe and Turkey, did not say in the statement how much it would pay for Alpha Medical, which operates 50 labs across Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, writes Reuters.

Reuters – UPC and PE Firms Eye Poland’s Multimedia

Private equity groups and local rival UPC are circling Polish cable group Multimedia Polska which is up for sale with a price tag of about 700 million euros ($861 million), writes Reuters. Permira, EQT and Mid-Europa Partners are considering placing bids for the business. (Reuters) – Private equity groups and local rival UPC are circling […]

Reuters – Emperia Calls Off Sale of Retail Arm

Polish retailer Emperia said on Monday it had pulled the planned sale of Stokrotka, ending a drawn-out process that had valued the store chain at 900 million zlotys ($261 million), writes Reuters. Sources told Reuters that private equity firm Mid Europa Partners and Penta Investments both bid for Emperia’s retail arm. (Reuters) – Polish retailer […]

France Telecom Hoping for Orange Austria Deal

France Telecom hopes to finalise a deal to sell its 35 percent stake in Orange Austria to Hutchison 3G in the coming days or weeks, writes Reuters. The deal would value Orange Austria, jointly owned by France Telecom and private equity firm Mid-Europa Partners, at around 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion), according to Austrian media […]

Mid Europa Acquires Hospital Group

Central and Eastern European focused Mid Europa Partners has completed the acquisition of a 65% stake in Kent Hospital Group, a private hospital operator based in Izmir, Turkey. In addition, Mid Europa entered into an agreement to increase its stake to up to 90% over time.

Mid Europa Interested in Emperia Stores

Buyout shop Mid Europa Partners is reportedly mulling a purchase of Polish retailer Emperia‘s store chains, according to Reuters. Emperia is valued at about $500 million, and last month launched a tender for its retail arm, which includes store chains Stokrotka, Groszek and Lewiatan, Reuters wrote. Mid Europa recently bought another Polish retailer, Zabka, from Penta Investments.

Mid Europa Partners Acquires 49% of Hungarian Transport Company Waberer

The London-based private equity firm Mid Europa Partners has acquired a 49.05% stake in the Central and Eastern European road freight operator Waberer’s. Waberer’s is largest road transport company in Hungary and one of the largest in Europe and generated revenue last year of €331 million, or $467 million. PRESS RELEASE: Mid Europa Partners (“Mid Europa”), the […]

Penta Investments Exits Zabka

Private equity firm Penta Investments sold its stake in Polish retailer Zabka for roughly 400 million euro ($553 million), Reuters reported. The buyer was private equity firm Mid Europa Partners, Reuters said.

Mid Europa Partners Announces 2011 Promotions

Mid Europa Partners, the central European private equity firm, announced its 2011 promotions. Michelle Capiod has been promoted to director, with Andrej Babace and Robert Chmelar advancing to the associate director level, and Jan Krzewinski has been promoted to senior associate.

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