Global Finance

Global Finance is an independent investment firm that has pioneered private equity and venture capital in Southeast Europe, creating opportunities for investors and dynamic companies to capitalise on this burgeoning market. Global Finance’s operations consist of private equity fund management, real estate development and advisory services. It makes equity investments up to €40 million in Greece and €15 million for Eastern European ventures.

Ivana Bozjak

Partner, Head of Real Estate


Theodore Kiakidis



George Kourtis



Panos Lagarias



Mihalis Madianos



Nicolas Plakopitas



Angelos Plakopitas

Chairman of the Board, MD

43 past transactions

Eurodrip SA

Acquisition in 2005
Eurodrip S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells integrated drip irrigation solutions for agricultural and landscaping applications. Its products include flat drippers, blank tubes, and driplines; micro and garden, indented, PE, brass, and galvanized fittings; drippers/sprinklers/risers; and plastic inline and metal filters. The company also offers environmental irrigation systems; PVC valves and pressure fittings; plastic inline and metal filters; and valves, hose bibcoks, and check valves. It offers its products for open field crops, greenhouse projects, and landscape applications. The company serves customers through its subsidiaries and dealers. It operates primarily in Greece, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Maroussi, Greece. As of December 31, 2017, Eurodrip SA operates as a subsidiary of Rivulis Plastro Ltd.


Acquisition in 2007
VIVACOM is a leader in developing modern telecommunication services to meet the highest professional standards - from Мobile and Fixed Voice services, high speed Fiber Optic Internet, Digital Interactive TV, Data transfer to tailor made telecommunication solutions. They have come along the exciting and dynamic path from the first telecom operator in Bulgaria to the popular Bulgarian brand VIVACOM - leader in providing high-tech services of a new generation. Today, they take care of the communication needs of more than 4 million customers and are proud to have successfully developed a network of over 230 shops throughout the country. In today’s fast-paced and challenging world it is not enough to have a voice connection; they have to be connected anywhere at anytime. That is why they at VIVACOM rely on out-of-the-box thinking and approach to provide innovative and effective technological solutions for everyone. Their mission and goal is to provide personalized services to their customers: mobile and fixed voice services; high speed broadband internet access through fiber optic, copper and satellite infrastructure; data transmission services via the mobile and fixed networks; and individual telecommunication solutions tailor-made for the client. Their commitment to the society does not only include the best products and services. Their social policy, unified under the VIVACOM Fund platform, includes annual investment ofmillions of BGN in the fields of education, culture, sports and charity. Their inspiration is their work and their clients are at the center of everything they do.


Acquisition in 2000
Germanos provides mobile products and services.

Green Group

Acquisition in 2012
Founded in 2002 and based in Buzau, Green Group is a recycling business operating in Romania and south-eastern Europe. It recycles waste streams including PET, electric and electronic waste, glass and batteries.

TotalSoft S.A.

Acquisition in 2005
TotalSoft is one of the largest IT companies in Romania. Established in 1995, the company is one of the pioneers of the IT industry in Romania. Currently, the company has over 500 employees and 1,500 clients from 25 countries in the private and public sector, mostly companies in financial services, leasing, distribution & retail, healthcare & pharma, telecom, automotive and constructions. In 2010 and 2011, TotalSoft ranked first place among the Romanian ERP providers, according to Pierre Audoin Consultants. TotalSoft has its own suite of software solutions, Charisma Business Suite, comprised of Charisma ERP, payroll and human capital management solutions, medical software, eBusiness applications. The Software Development division of TotalSoft creates tailor-made solutions abroad, with 300+ offshore projects delivered in USA, UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. TotalSoft is member of Global Finance Group, one of the largest private investment companies in South-Eastern Europe.

S.C. Orange România

Acquisition in 2001
S.C. Orange România provides local telecommunications services to Romanian customers. It offers monthly and pre pay plans, service plans on subscription, home Internet packs, data service plans, 3G service plans, messages, international services, customized dialing, mobile banking, and client services.


Acquisition in 2007
Typoprint provides digital printing services to advertising agencies and manufacturers.

Onda Coffee Break AD

Private Equity Round in 2005
Onda Coffee Break AD operates a chain of coffee shops.

Lanitis Development Ltd.

Acquisition in 2002
Lanitis Development Ltd. designs, develops, and operates integrated resorts, combining real estate and leisure facilities.

S.C. Zentiva S.A.

Acquisition in 1999
Zentiva S.A. produces and trades in human drugs and medication in Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and rest of Europe. The company offers products in various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders, anti-inflammatory and pain, blood disorders, anti-infectives, urology, respiratory, endocrinology, oncology, and dermatology, as well as hospital solutions. The company was formerly known as Sicomed S.A. and changed its name to Zentiva S.A. in January 2006. Zentiva S.A. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania. Zentiva S.A. is a subsidiary of Zentiva NV.

Acquisition in 2004
A1 Group is one of the leading telecommunication providers in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers and over 18,000 employees. At present, the company operates in seven countries: Austria (A1), Bulgaria (A1 Bulgaria), Belarus (velcom), Croatia (Vipnet), Slovenia (A1 Slovenia), Serbia (Vip mobile) and Macedonia (one.Vip). The portfolio of the group includes voice telephony, high-speed internet and multimedia services as well as high-end, data and online payments solutions. is the first and largest GSM mobile phone operator in Bulgaria. It has more than 4.2 million customers. The company was founded in March 1994 but was not launched commercially until September 1995 .

Royal Potatoes

Acquisition in 2005
Royal Potatoes is a manufacturer wholesaler of frozen potatoes.
Gregory's Food Service Group S.A. is a coffee & food-snack sector.

Seafarm Ionian S.A.

Acquisition in 1999
Seafarm Ionian S.A. specializes in fish farming.

Temenos AG

Private Equity Round in 2000
Temenos Group AG is the market leading provider of banking software systems to retail, corporate, universal, private, Islamic and microfinance & community banks. Headquartered in Geneva with 68 offices worldwide, Temenos serves over 1,000 financial institutions in more than 125 countries across the world. Temenos was founded in 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland. From the outset it had a simple mission: to rid the banking industry of its legacy software. Ever since that time, Temenos has worked to make this mission a reality. It has invested more than USD1bn in developing great banking solutions. It has grown its product set from core banking to payments, wealth management, business analytics and channels, offering a comprehensive solution set to meet the industry’s needs. It has developed the largest network of partners in the industry to enable it to scale delivery, and Temenos has more than 1,600 installations in over 150 countries.

Corporación Dermoestética, S.A.

Private Equity Round in 2004
Corporación Dermoestética, S.A. provides medical aesthetic and cosmetic surgery services in Spain and Portugal. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Valencia, Spain. As per the transaction announced on July 21, 2015, Corporación Dermoestética, S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Cosmewax S.A.

CallPoint New Europe EAD

Acquisition in 2008
CallPoint New Europe EAD is a business process outsourcing company.

Steelmet AD

Acquisition in 1997
Steelmet AD produces and trades non-ferrous metal products.

CBL Patras

Acquisition in 2006
CBL Patras is a global peptide manufacturing and technology company.

Eurolns Insurance Group

Venture Round in 2008
Euroins Insurance Group (EIG) is one of the independent groups operating in the Central and SEE insurance markets. The company is focused in providing a full range of insurance products in the areas of general, health and life insurance.

United Milk Company AD

Acquisition in 2003
United Milk Company AD processes and produces dairy products from cow, sheep, and goat milk.

NetMed N.V.

Private Equity Round in 2000
NetMed N.V. provides pay-TV service platform.

Zephyr Telecommunications, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2000
Zephyr Telecommunications, Inc. offers IP platform that combines an international broadband network.

La Fourmi

Acquisition in 2006
La Fourmi is a chain of supermarket stores.

Attica Zoological Park

Acquisition in 2004
Attica Zoological Park is a private zoo.


Acquisition in 1998
Diakinisis provides integrated logistics services.

Euroclinic Of Athens S.A.

Acquisition in 2009
Euroclinic Of Athens S.A. operates as a general diagnostic therapeutic and surgical centre in Athens. The company specializes in the areas of cardiology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and ophthalmology. It provides medical services. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Athens, Greece with operations in Bucharest.

Romcolor 2000 SA

Acquisition in 1996
Romcolor 2000 SA produces and sells masterbatches for plastics.

Dodoni Ice Cream S.A.

Acquisition in 1999
Dodoni Icecream S.A. produces ice cream. It also offers desserts, beverages, waffles, and snacks; and take away ice cream, ice cream cakes, chocolates, and cakes. The company offers its products through shops, seasonal shops, and stores. Dodoni Icecream S.A. was founded in 1967 and is based in Pallini, Greece.

Delta Romania S.A

Acquisition in 1998
Delta Romania S.A produces ice creams.


Series A in 2007
Axigen is an integrated email, calendaring and collaboration platform, masterfully built on our unique Linux mail server technology, for increased speed and security. The Axigen messaging platform is available in three solutions, all tailored to customer needs: - Axigen Business Messaging The full benefits of email communication & collaboration, integrated in a smart & secure solution based on a powerful mail server for business. - Axigen Service Providers Messaging Multi-tenant messaging for SPs looking to host hundreds to millions of business-level email users, based on a powerful mail server for ISP. - Axigen Free Mail Server The Axigen Free Mail Server is a great alternative to open source: it is a turnkey messaging solution with an amazing number of free email users. Currently, AXIGEN is distributed internationally by over 200 partners from 100 countries and manages email traffic for more than 11,000 companies with 6 million end-users.

CallPoint New Europe EAD

Seed Round in 2008
CallPoint New Europe EAD is a business process outsourcing company.

Goody's Burger House S.A

Private Equity Round in 1992
Goody's Burger House S.A is pioneered quick-service restaurants.


Acquisition in 2003
Nikas is a producer and marketer of processed meat products in the region.

Acquisition in 1999 is the Wine and Beer Producer.

Epavlis SA

Private Equity Round in 2003
Epavlis SA operates a chain of retail stores in the bed linen market.

Andromeda Group

Acquisition in 2006
Andromeda S.A. engages in processing, packaging, trading, and distributing Mediterranean fish products for customers in Europe and internationally. It offers various species, such as gilthead sea bream, European sea bass, meagre-corvina, sharp snout sea bream, common red sea bream, PR1MUS sea bass and sea bream, and red porgy; juveniles and fresh fish; other Mediterranean species; and head on and fillets. Andromeda S.A. was founded in 1998 and is based in Paiania, Greece with additional offices in Burriana (Castellón), Spain; and Rion Achaias, Greece. It has production facilities in the region of Alicante, Murcia, and Barcelona.

Chipita S.A.

Acquisition in 2010
Chipita S.A. produces and markets flour-based snacks and chocolate confectioneries.

ICAP Group S.A.

Acquisition in 2006
ICAP Group is a multidisciplinary and fast growing B2B Services Group


Acquisition in 1998
SingularLogic is a Software Vendor and Integrated IT Solutions Group.

Mark Aalen Opticians

Acquisition in 1993
Mark Aalen Opticians is a Optical Retail Chain.

YIOULA Glassworks S.A.

Acquisition in 2000
YIOULA Glassworks S.A. manufactures glass containers and tableware.

BIOFARMA Pharmaceutical

Acquisition in 2007
Biofarma Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Inc. develops and manufactures generic drugs. It offers drugs for allergy/immunology, behavioral health, cardiovascular, CNS/neurology, dentistry/oral, dermatology, endocrinology/metabolism, gastrointestinal and hepatology, gerontology/aging, infectious diseases, men's health, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology/hematology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, renal, respiratory/pulmonary, rheumatology/arthritis, urology, vitamins and minerals, and women's health. The company offers its products in Turkey and internationally. Biofarma Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey with locations internationally. Biofarma Pharmaceutical Industry Co. Inc. is a former subsidiary of Selçuklu Holding AS.