Entrea Capital Advised Impala Invest BV During Capital Raising Provided by Mezzanine Management GmbH

Entrea Capital Advised Impala Invest BV During Capital Raising Provided by Mezzanine Management GmbH

Entrea Capital Advised Impala Invest BV During Capital Raising Provided by Mezzanine Management GmbH

Client: Impala Invest BV
Status: Private
Sector: Food Production
Revenue: €210m
Web: www.bella.bg/en
Seller: Mezzanine Management GmbH (Austria)
Status: Private
Sector: Private Equity
Revenue: €6m
Web: www.mezzmanagement.com

Client: Impala Invest BV

  • Impala Invest BV (“Group”) is the holding structure for the leading food sector companies in Bulgaria
  • The Group produces and markets products in the meat, margarine, cooking oil, pastry, and dairy categories and has a sizable ingredients supply business
  • The Group either dominates or has a leading position in the food segments that it competes in

 

Investor: Mezzanine Management GmbH (Austria)

 

  • Based in Vienna, Mezzanine Management (“MM”) is an independent investment firm and the pioneer of the mezzanine product in the region
  • The fund  focuses on providing mezzanine capital to businesses for expansions and acquisitions, management-led equity deals, recapitalisations and buy-outs
  • MM have committed and invested over €400 million in 32 companies across 9 countries in Central & Eastern Europe

 

Situation Overview & Solution

  • Impala Invest had been growing substantially in the recent past consolidating its leading position on the Bulgarian food market
  • The Group grew both organically, through a sophisticated marketing strategy focused on establishing its consumer brands, and inorganically through acquisitions of assets and whole operating companies in the food industry
  • To accelerate its growth and strengthen its regional market presence, the Group needed fresh capital which could be instantly deployed to capitalize on buy-out opportunities in the region
  • Impala Invest BV hired Entrea Capital to advise it on an exclusive basis on the capital raising process and potential acquisition opportunities