Innova Capital invests in OSHEE
Innova Capital to take up 33% of shares in OSHEE, the leader of the Polish isotonic and functional drinks market
In the last 10 years, OSHEE became the indisputable leader on the Polish sports and vitamin functional beverage market, selling its products to 45 countries on 6 continents and generating revenues of approximately PLN 250m. In 2017 the company acquired Kinga Pienińska, a high-quality mineral water producer in Poland. Following the integration of both companies and the expansion of the production facility, the production capacity in mineral water increased almost threefold.
In the years to come, the Company plans to dynamically develop its brands, including investments in distribution coverage and advertising to expand the position of Kinga Pienińska on the mineral water market in Poland. Further acquisitions of other FMCG brands with leading positions in their categories, both in Poland and abroad, and will be an integral part of the strategy.
In order to support the company in pursuing these goals, the owners of OSHEE Polska have decided to partner with a strong partner, with experience that can help them grow the organisation, introduce modern management methods, build a strong position on international markets and facilitate financing of investment and acquisition plans. Innova Capital will initially acquire a structured minority interest, partly replacing the company’s private shareholders. Solter Capital has joined Innova Capital as minority partner in the consortium.
“For years we have had both private and business relations with the management of Innova Capital and during that time we got to know each other very well. We are certain that we have shared goals, values and will work together very well”, said Dariusz Gałęzewski and Dominik Doliński, the founders of OSHEE.
“We are very proud to become a shareholder of one of the most recognised brands in Poland. As part of our strategy we pursue companies which are true leaders in their respective sectors. We are eager to support OSHEE in its ambitious plans, taking advantage of dynamically growing underlying markets supported by strong consumer trends”, added Leszek Muzyczyszyn, Senior Partner at Innova Capital.