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Dino is a leading supermarkets group in Western Poland.

Investor: Enterprise Investors

Industry: Consumer goods and retail

Year of investment: 2010

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Company

Dino is a leading supermarkets group in Western Poland, which expanded rapidly, thanks to Enterprise Investors’ backing, from 97 stores in 2010 to a chain of over 510 in 2015. In addition to increasing the network of stores, the investment enabled founder Tomasz Biernacki, who set up Dino in 2000, to build new distribution centers in Krotoszyn and Piotrków Trybunalski. With the growth came new jobs, with employment at Dino increasing nearly sixfold since 2010 to almost 9'000 in 2015. Furthermore, Dino’s increased size has benefited local food producers and its suppliers by allowing them to expand their business and hire new workers.

Growth

Increased number of shops - from 109 in 2010 to over 510 in 2015

Increased revenues - from PLN 529 million in 2010 to PLN 2,586 million in 2015

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No of shops

Main objectives of the funding

  • Capital for store expansion programme
  • New systems and logistics infrastructure to support the growth
  • Support to transform a private company into a modern, streamlined business, including additional top managers

Achievements of the company

  • Improved sourcing and established world-class logistic bases and supply chain
  • Reorganized and improved stores to meet customers’ growing expectations

>6x
increase in employees to over
9000
in 2015 r.

>4x
increase in number of stores (between 2010 and 2015)

Value added by PE/VC fund

  • Fostered the build-up of corporate structure around the founder and his top managers
  • Financed the rapid rollout of Dino supermarkets
  • Increased reliability of the company in the eyes of financing banks thus attracting additional funding