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18 August 2023

Enterprise Investors will invest in the leading provider of drone detection technology

Warsaw, 18 August 2023 — Enterprise Investors Fund IX is to invest in Advanced Protection Systems, the largest Polish independent manufacturer of state-of-the-art radars and comprehensive anti-drone systems. 

  • EIF IX will acquire a significant minority share in the company;
  • The value of this proprietary investment has not been disclosed.

Advanced Protection Systems (APS) is a pioneering technology company founded by Dr. Maciej Klemm, CEO of the company, and Dr. Radosław Piesiewicz, COO, after successful academic careers. Having commenced the project in 2015 with a focus on radar technology development and production together with dedicated software, over the years APS has become a fully fledged solution provider catering to the growing demand for drone detection systems. The company’s proprietary radar technology offers unparalleled advantages over its competitors: it allows for faster high-precision detection and classification of multiple low, slow, and small (LSS) flying objects at lower altitudes.

The key to APS’s remarkable growth over the past years lies in its ability to provide a state-of-the-art radar system, complemented by intuitive and customizable software. The company’s hardware based on a modular architecture adds to its adaptability and suitability for both commercial and military customers.

“APS has garnered a strong track record, building on past successes and unique features of its solutions. We believe that in the years to come the company is poised to execute a very ambitious international expansion strategy,” said Michał Kędzia, a partner at Enterprise Investors who is responsible for the investment, adding “APS is run by very entrepreneurial founders who are responsible for its rapid growth to date. We do look forward to partnering with them. I am convinced that EI’s vast experience in optimizing corporate structure, conceptualizing and implementing most favorable financing, as well as recruiting top executive talent will result in very fruitful” and lucrative collaboration”

“With the support of Enterprise Investors, we plan to sustain dynamic growth and accelerate the development of our technological, manufacturing, and organizational capabilities. At the core of our business activity lies product quality and customer satisfaction, which are our top priorities. We are happy to have found a partner that shares our vision, supports our goals and believes in our potential,” said Dr. Maciej Klemm, co-founder and CEO of APS.    

Enterprise Investors is one of the largest private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Active since 1990, the firm has raised ten funds. These funds have invested and committed EUR 2.2 billion in 155 companies and exited 137 companies.

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