Entrea Capital advised Impala Invest BV during €10m capital raising provided by EBRD

Entrea Capital advised Impala Invest BV during €10m capital raising provided by EBRD

Entrea Capital advised Impala Invest BV during €10m capital raising provided by EBRD

Client: Impala Invest BV
Status: Private
Sector: Food Production
Revenue: €210m
Web: www.bella.bg/en
Buyer: EBRD
Status: Private
Sector: Financial Institution
Web: www.ebrd.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: EBRD

  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established in 1991 to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe
  • EBRD is owned by 63 countries and two international institutions
  • The institution provides loan and equity finance, guarantees and leasing facilities


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
  • The Group needed fresh capital in order to finance its CAPEX program
  • Impala Invest BV hired Entrea Capital to advise it on an exclusive basis on the capital raising process


Entrea Capital’s Role and Value Added

Entrea Capital provided the following value-added services to Impala Invest

  • Originated the approach to EBRD and pitched the idea of providing growth financing to Impala Invest
  • Compiled and drafted a detailed investment presentation and financial model providing overview of the client’s business
  • Served as main point of contact for the client and the investor streamlining the whole communication process and alleviating client’s management team allowing them to focus on the day-to-day running of the business
  • Managed and led the due diligence process coordinating teams of independent specialists providing financial, legal and tax due diligence services
  • Led the negotiations process achieving tangible savings for the client
  • Provided expert advice during the drafting of the complex transaction documents