Innova Capital, a CEE private equity firm will become a shareholder in Optiplaza, one of the top players on the Romanian optical market. The transaction marks further stronger entry of the fund into the attractive and growing optical market.

Value4Capital announced the final close of its V4C Poland Plus Fund at Euro 91m. Following earlier closings which  saw  the  Fund  receive  substantial  commitments  from  themanagement  team,  theEuropean  Investment Fund,  the  European  Bank  for  Reconstruction  and  Development,  and  a diversified  group  of  Polish  investors,  the  final  close  sawnotablya commitmentby  PFR  Fundusz Funduszy FIZ, part of the Polish Development Fundgroup.

Innova to take up 100% of shares in Optical Network, one of the biggest players on the Romanian retail and distribution optical markets.

Highlander Partners L.P. announced the acquisition of the majority stake in the Ares Group.  Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bucharest, Ares is the leading private provider of interventional cardiology procedures in Romania, with 5 facilities today.  Its medical team is composed of highly reputable interventional cardiologists and key opinion leaders from Romania and throughout Europe.

ABC Data S.A., the first buy-out investment from MCI.EuroVentures portfolio, was sold to one of the European IT distribution tycoons – ALSO Group. The managers of the Fund delivered an over two times return on investment. The transaction was carried out as a sale of business, preceded by announcement of a call for 100 percent of the shares.

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Mlinar d.d. from its founder, Mato Škojo, who will retain a minority stake in the business. Mlinar is the leading bakery retail and wholesale business operating c.220 directly-owned stores in Croatia and Slovenia, as well as franchise stores across 10 countries. Mlinar operates its own state-of-the-art production and logistics and serves leading modern retail chains, as well as hotels and restaurants from its wholesale operations.

Polish Enterprise Fund VII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell 3S, a provider of fiber-optic and data center services for B2B clients, to P4, one of the leading telecom operators in Poland.

Abris Capital Partners, the Central & Eastern European private equity fund manager, has signed an agreement to acquire Dentotal Protect, the leading distributor of dental consumables, instruments and equipment in Romania, from the Dogariu family that will remain in the business. The transaction is conditional upon securing clearance from the anti-monopoly authorities.

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today that it has completed the sale of Bambi, the leading biscuit producer in the countries of former Yugoslavia, to Coca-Cola HBC AG. Mid Europa acquired Bambi in 2015 together with Imlek and Knjaz Miloš, the leading regional dairy and natural mineral water players, respectively, forming the consumer group - Moji Brendovi.

Flarna Holdings Limited, controlled by a fund managed by ARX Equity Partners, has entered into a binding agreement for the sale of Anwis Sp. z o.o. to Novaco Invest GmbH, a subsidiary of WAREMA Renkhoff SE. The transaction is subject to approval by competition protection authorities and its finalization is expected in approximately two months.