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Syntaxis Capital

Syntaxis Capital U.F.B. GmbH is a private equity firm specializing in mezzanine, growth capital, mature, recapitalization, secondary investments, and junior capital investments in middle and lower middle market companies. The firm invests in structured acquisitions including management buyouts and leveraged buyouts; buyins; financing expansion for or acquisitions by established companies; replacement capital; delisting; and financing capital reorganizations for investor liquidity or to extend maturities of existing debt profiles. The firm does not invest in real estate, start-ups or greenfield projects, sales-driven turn-arounds, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. It seeks to invest in business and industrial products and services, communications, computer and consumer related, consumer goods and retail, consumer services, energy and environment, financial and business services, healthcare, TMT, transportation, railroad equipment, cable, and generic pharmaceuticals. It invests in companies based in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovania, Ukraine, including the countries which are new members of the European Union. The firm makes investments between €5 million ($6.77 million) and €20 million ($27.20 million) in private companies with average investment amount being €11.6 million ($12.52 million). It invests in companies with enterprise values between €50 million ($68.01 million) and €300 million ($408.06 million), average enterprise value being €92 million ($99.79 million) and EBITDA greater than €2 million ($2.32 million). The firm makes 52 percent average equity contribution in its investments and takes a multiple of 2.4 as average senior leverage. The firm focuses on investment fundamentals and credit analysis. Syntaxis Capital U.F.B. GmbH was founded in 2006 and is based in Vienna, Austria with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Warsaw, Poland; St. Peter Port, Guernsey; and Istanbul, Turkey.
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Rupert Coull

Heads the Firm'S Esg Function

Ben Edwards

Founder of Syntaxis and Chairs the Investment Committee

Selim Iskenderoglu

Partner

Pawel Lakomy

Partner

Aleksander Majewski

Partner

Thomas Spring

Founder and Investment Committee Member

Przemek Szczepanski

Founder and Investment Committee Member

17 past transactions

Ugurlu Cam

Venture Round in 2015
Ugurlu Oto Cam San. Tic. A.S. manufactures glass products. It offers architectural glasses, such as plain, resistant equipped, laminated, tampered, heated, and thermopane glasses; and industrial grade glasses, such as heat resistant glasses, glass furniture and glass tables, cooling glasses, balcony encasing glasses, shower cabin glasses, and illuminating glasses. The company also offers pan lids glasses, double glazed glasses, bullet-proof glasses, glasses with embedded heating elements, pan covers made of tampered glass, non-thermal glasses, encapsulated glasses, and glasses with embedded resistance. It serves automotive, industrial, architectural, furniture, kitchen, heating and cooling, and other sectors. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Yenibosna, Turkey.

Trans Polonia S.A.

Private Equity Round in 2015
Trans Polonia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and logistics services for the petrochemical industry in Europe. The company transports liquid fuels and gas to petrol stations and other petrochemical corporations; liquid chemicals; classic road bitumen, modified bitumen, and industrial asphalt products; and liquid products that are used in the food industry. It offers transport services through tank trailers and tank containers. The company is based in Tczew, Poland.

Axtone S.A.

Acquisition in 2008
Axtone is a manufacturer of highly engineered and customized components for railway and other harsh-environment industrial markets.

Loconi Intermodal

Private Equity Round in 2015
Loconi, a leading provider of intermodal transport services in Poland (i.e. a logistics offering which combines two different modes of transport, such as rail and road).

INFO-TV-OPERATOR Sp. z o.o.

Private Equity Round in 2012
Info-TV-Operator, an established provider of radio and television broadcasting services in Poland.

TES VSETÍN, a.s.

Acquisition in 2012
TES VSETÍN, a.s. manufactures electric machines, drives, and components for customers worldwide.

eSKY

Private Equity Round in 2014
eSky, is a online travel agent operating in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Brazil.

POLFLAM Sp. z o.o.

Private Equity Round in 2014
Polflam, the leading and fast growing Polish manufacturer of fire-resistant glazing solutions.

PTH Kisan Sp. z o.o.

Private Equity Round in 2008
PTH Kisan Sp. z o.o. produces and distributes multilayer composite piping and fittings for internal water installation systems.

ETOS S.A (DBA:Diverse)

Private Equity Round in 2008
ETOS S.A. operates clothing stores under the Diverse and Diverse Extreme Team brands in Poland.

SIA IZZI

Private Equity Round in 2008
SIA IZZI operates as a cable operator that provides telecommunication services for households and businesses.

GTS Central Europe

Private Equity Round in 2008
GTS Central Europe, owned by Deutsche Telekom, is the leading infrastructure-based telecommunications service provider in Central and Eastern Europe. For 20 years, we have committed ourselves to providing service excellence and value to 35,000 businesses, carriers, and government institutions. GTS has been dedicated to satisfying the telecommunications needs of businesses and institutions in the CEE region. Helping people work more effectively has enabled us to build a strong and flexible portfolio of top-quality, secure, and reliable solutions. As technology advances, GTS helps you keep pace so that you can continue to focus on expanding your business.

eSKY.pl

Venture Round in 2014
eSKY.pl is the leading agency selling airline tickets online in Poland. Service - which currently owns sister companies in countries such as Bulgaria, Romania and Brazil - offers its customers all the products necessary to organize the trip. In its portfolio, in addition to airline tickets, there are: hotels, travel insurance, hotel, train tickets. eSKY.pl supports both individual customers and corporate clients. eSKY.pl is accredited by IATA (International Air Transport Association). Service uses its own, proprietary search platform eSKY Travel Search. The company continues to invest in new solutions, which often has been noticed and rewarded - eSKY.pl found, inter alia, in the ranking of the most innovative companies prepared by MSN Scientific Network and the Institute of Economic Sciences Academy.

BIK Brokers Sp. z o.o.

Private Equity Round in 2014
BIK Brokers, is a motor insurance broker in Poland servicing business customers. The Company holds a strong position in the expanding corporate fleet management and leasing segments, and is also rapidly growing sales to corporate clients.

home.pl

Private Equity Round in 2012
Home.pl Sp. z o.o. provides hosting and Internet services to small and medium-sized enterprises. Home.pl Sp. z o.o. was formerly known as Home.pl Jurczyk, Stypula, Kapcio spólka jawna. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Szczecin, Poland. As of December 30, 2015, Home.pl Sp. z o.o. operates as a subsidiary of 1&1 Internet SE.

ULTIMO

Private Equity Round in 2007
Ultimo is a leading player on the Polish debt management market. Due to its strong financing position the Group concentrates on the acquisition of non-performing loan portfolios (NPL) particularly from banking sector.

Labormed Alvogen

Private Equity Round in 2008
LaborMed's initial focus was on building its portfolio of cardiovascular and central nervous systems treatments.