W Polsce nie brakuje osób i firm, które mają ciekawy pomysł na biznes. Jednak częstą barierą w jego realizacji jest brak możliwości finansowania. Rozwiązaniem może być współpraca z venture capital (VC), bo VC to sposób pozyskiwania kapitału, także dla firm bez historii i znaczących aktywów, ale za to z dobrym pomysłem.

Backed by a strong investment group, Press+, the largest digital subscription service for media publishers, and Piano Media, Europe’s media content monetization leader, combine forces to accelerate the global shift to digital subscriptions.

The Łódź-based private equity fund AVALLON MBO FUND, which on the Polish market specialises in management buy-outs, is closing its third investment. After the acquisition of Velvet CARE from US conglomerate Kimberly Clark and French ORE from Telekomunikacja Polska, it is now purchasing MPS International from Swedish company MPS Holding AB and, together with the managers, is taking over 100% of the Company shares.

CEE Equity Partners, advisor to the China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund, announces the completion of a PLN 240 million investment in the newly created Polenergia S.A.

The China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund and Enlight Energy are investing in joint venture wind projects totalling 250.5 MW. Wróblew, with a capacity of 36 MW, should be finalized before the end of 2014.

Polish Enterprise Fund V, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors (EI), has sold its remaining stake in AVG Technologies, a leading global provider of software and online services, through a series of transactions on the New York Stock Exchange.

ARX Equity Partners (“ARX"), the lower mid-market buyout leader in Central and Eastern Europe, together with experienced executive Jacek Gromniak, have completed the MBI of ANWIS Polska Sp. z o.o. (“Anwis"). Financial details of the transaction, made by ARX CEE III LP, were not disclosed.

Ifinity, a Warsaw-based company delivering complex implementations based on microlocation technology, signed an investment deal with SpeedUp Venture Capital Group today. SpeedUp will carry out a seed capital investment in several tranches. Valuation of the company after the final payment will reach 12 million $ with no more than 32% of shares changing hands in the process.

Mid Europa Partners, the private equity firm focused on buyouts in Central & Eastern Europe, announced today the final closing of Mid Europa Fund IV at €800 million, complemented by an additional pre-allocated co-investment program of €650 million. Fund IV represents the largest dedicated fund to the Region raised in the last 5 years.

21 Concordia, private equity fund of 21 Partners group, has just completed an investment in a leading Polish debt collection company, EGB Investments S.A.