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.

PRESS RELEASE:
Mid Europa Partners (“Mid Europa”), the largest private equity firm focused on buyouts in Central Europe, announced today its 2011 promotions list. 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.

Thierry Baudon, Mid Europa‘s Managing Partner, said: “It is always a great pleasure to reward and recognise hard work and dedication, and we are very pleased to advance these talented and committed individuals. They all made a significant contribution to Mid Europa’s growth and success, and we look forward to their continued career development and long-term commitment to the firm.”

“With these promotions and a significant intake of new recruits at junior level (5 new Associates in 2010), the Mid Europa team is increasingly well positioned to create value in the Central European private equity space.”

Michelle Capiod has been involved in numerous transactions at Mid Europa since joining the firm in 2003 including Aster, the Lux Med Group, Falcon, SBB, MobiFon, Oskar and most recently the exits from Aster and Calucem. Prior to joining Mid Europa, she worked at Merrill Lynch. Michelle received her BSc. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Andrej Babace joined Mid Europa Partners in 2006. He has had significant involvement with Mid Europa’s pay-TV portfolio, through the acquisitions of SBB and Telemach and the Aster exit, and has been involved in the portfolio management of these three investments. Prior to joining the team he worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division in London. Andrej received his M.A. degree in Economics and Business from the University of Edinburgh.

Robert Chmelar joined Mid Europa in 2007 and has been involved in the acquisition of Fund III’s investment in Falcon (CRa and T-Mobile Czech Republic) and Energy 21, as well as monitoring of Mid Europa’s investment in Orange Austria. Most recently he participated in the sale of CRa. He worked in Citigroup’s Investment Banking divisions in London and South Africa, where he was focusing on M&A advisory across the CEEMEA region prior to joining the firm. Robert holds a MSc. in Finance from HEC in Paris and a BSc. from the University of Economics in Prague

Jan joined Mid Europa Partners in 2007, following his graduation from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with an M.A. in International Relations. Since joining Mid Europa Jan has been involved in the acquisitions forming the Lux Med Group and is responsible for day-to-day monitoring of Falcon and the Lux Med Group. Jan received his B.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

About Mid Europa Partners
Mid Europa Partners is the largest private equity firm investing in Central and Eastern Europe. Operating from London, Budapest and Warsaw, Mid Europa Partners advises and manages funds with committed capital of approximately €3.2 billion. The Mid Europa Partners team has been investing in Central and Eastern Europe since 1999.

Mid Europa Partners employs an active, hands-on investment approach and applies the sector knowledge and operating experience of its people to deliver long-term value creation together with the management teams of portfolio companies.

For additional information on Mid Europa Partners please visit: www.mideuropa.com
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