Overview

Innova Capital is a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe. Founded in 1994 Innova raised the first major CEE fund comprising entirely of private capital. Since then Innova has invested almost € 700 million, in almost 50 companies, across 10 countries in the region. In 2010 Innova won the CEE Fund of the Year Award presented by Unquote magazine for its fifth fund Innova/5. The fifth edition of the “Private Equity Diamonds” Competition in 2016, under the patronage of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, gave Innova two prizes in the following categories: (PE Portfolio Company of 2015 – Grupa Wirtualna Polska and Fund of the Year 2015).

Innova invests in middle market Central European companies with enterprise values normally ranging from €50 – 150 million. The typical investment horizon is from three to five years, and exit by either sale to a strategic investor or via an initial public offering of shares.

Innova has concluded some of the region’s most successful transactions including:

Innova has one of the most experienced and stable investment teams in Central Europe. The team has twenty years of market know-how, almost 50 transactions worth of deal experience, and a strong record of delivering results in challenging environments.

  • €900 million in total funds managed / latest fund at €381 million
  • 50 investments in 10 countries
  • 5 fund cycles
  • 18 investment professionals
  • €700 million applied