Strategic partner

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading business consulting firms. It works with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainable success they desire. The Warsaw office acts as a regional hub for the firm and has one of the fastest growing teams in Europe. As a result, Bain & Company needs smart, innovative thinkers who aspire to incredible things and value teamwork. For more information visit: www.bain.com and follow Bain on Twitter @BainAlerts.

Sponsors

Abris

Abris Capital Partners is a leading independent private equity fund manager, focused on mid-market opportunities in the major countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Established in 2007, Abris seeks to identify, and partner with, the most successful and dynamic mid-market businesses in Central and Eastern Europe which can benefit from an input of capital and/or management expertise at both strategic and operational levels. With investment capital of approximately €1.2 billion, Abris has obtained financial backing from many leading global investment institutions including corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, insurance companies and US university endowment funds. Abris has a long-term investment horizon and usually targets transactions in which it is able to acquire a majority or sole ownership position. The typical financial commitment by Abris to any single transaction can range from €30 to 75 million, with larger commitments available if required.

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CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 400 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. To date, CVC has secured commitments of more than US$88 billion from some of the world’s leading institutional investors across its European and Asian private equity, strategic opportunities and growth funds. In total, CVC currently manages over US$50 billion of assets. Today, funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in 52 companies worldwide, employing c.250,000 people in numerous countries. Together, these companies have combined annual sales of over US$80 billion. For further information about CVC please visit: www.cvc.com

Bank Pekao

Bank Pekao S.A. was founded in 1929 and remains one of the largest financial institutions in Central-Eastern Europe. The company was the first bank to open an ATM in Poland, issue a credit card, launch a brokerage office, use biometrics in banking in practice, and also introduce, as the first, a multi-currency card and HCE payments. Today Pekao S.A. serves over 5.5 million retail clients and has the second largest network of branches in Poland. It remains a leading corporate bank in Poland. Since 1998 it is present on the Stock Exchange in Warsaw, employing almost 15 000 employees and being one of the largest employers in Poland. It has received the prestigious Top Employers award for several consecutive years.