M&A Deal Summary

Arx Equity Partners Acquires Fincentrum a.s.

On January 30, 2013, private equity firm Arx Equity Partners acquired business services company Fincentrum a.s. for 750M CZK

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Arx Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Arx Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Arx Equity Partners’ 9th transaction in Czech Republic.
Investment Fate
  • Fincentrum a.s. was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-01-30
Target Fincentrum a.s.
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Arx Equity Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 750M CZK

Target

Fincentrum a.s.

Praha 8, Czech Republic
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Fincentrum Czech Republic is one of the largest financial advisory service providers in the Czech Republic. Dozens of advisory centers throughout the entire Czech Republic and in Slovakia help individuals and corporate clients have a good understanding of the complex world of finance.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Arx Equity Partners

Prague, Czech Republic

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 300M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Arx is an independent Central and Eastern European focused private equity firm. Arx seeks companies valued between €10 and €50 million. Funds are generally used to support later stage investments such as expansion financings, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and industry consolidations. Arx will consider opportunities across many industry sectors. Arx was formerly known as DBG Eastern Europe. Arx Equity Partners was formed in 1996 and based in Prague.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 20 of 32
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 17 of 25
Country (Czech Republic) 9 of 14
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-06-28 Manag a.s.

Libis, Czech Republic

Manag a.s. is a company focused on design, manufacturing and assembly of electrical equipment, and related regulatory and control systems. The company is particularly strong in serving clients from refinery, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Manag is also active in Slovakia through its local subsidiary.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-02-10 Gramex

Búzavirág, Hungary

Gramex Drinks is a bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and A-brand producers utilizing PET packaging. Drinks include carbonated soft drinks, fruit beverages, ready-to-drink iced-teas, lemonades, energy drinks, sports drinks, and syrups. Gramex was founded in 1998 and is based in Búzavirág, Hungary.

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