We provide companies with expansion capital for financing an increase in production capacity, developing a new product range or acquiring a competitor. We also support management teams with cross-sector expertise and when making key business decisions. We help companies formulate strategy, conceptualize and implement optimal financing structures and recruit talented executives.
Our funds have provided financing for the expansion of several dozen companies from Poland and CEE, including Dino, Macon, Nortal, Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych and X-Trade Brokers.
One of our primary reasons for investing in Dino was its focus on the attractive proximity supermarket format. In Dino’s case this means stores located close to the end customers (mainly in small towns or on the outskirts of major cities), with 300–400 square meters of selling space and parking lots for 10–30 cars. Thanks to Enterprise Investors’ backing, Dino expanded rapidly from 97 stores in 2010 to more than 550 by mid-2016, and has become a leading player in food retail in western Poland. The supply chain and back-office functions have kept up with the growth of the network thanks to investment in two distribution centers and the introduction of advanced IT solutions. The company’s growth has generated new jobs, with employment at Dino increasing nearly sixfold since 2010, to almost c. 9,000. Having established Dino in 2000, the network’s founder stayed on as its majority shareholder after our investment.