leading convenience food retail chain with 1,000+ locations across Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Blackwater has acquired Los Marketos from family owners in 2017. The company is currently considering an international expansion plan to neighboring countries, mainly Hungary and Germany.
leading operator of medium format discount retail outlets in Romania offering a wide range of products. Following the investment in early 2016, Black Water has enabled the company to open over 100 new locations, and increase like-for-like sales by 20% between 2015 and 2016.
Specializes in high quality mattresses and beds production. The Fund has acquired Wyrko (100% stake) in 2015 from family owners. The Company has production facility in Gubin (Eastern Germany).
CroComp is an Information and Communications Technology company providing outsourcing services, consulting and dedicated solutions in the areas of telecommunications, M2M (machine to machine) as well as IoT (Internet of Things). Since Management buyout in early 2015, backed by Black Water PE, the company has successfully doubled the size of its operations.
DC Centers S.A.
DC Centers specializes in colocation, hosting and broadband data transmission. Thanks to capital injection made by Black Water Equity in late 2014, the company has become the leader of Polish Data Center market.
Sup-Ex is a courier firm covering Polish market. Since investment in 2014, our shared ambition has been to leverage the firm into Polish leading parcel delivery company.
Ciuszek as – is a fashion retailer from premium segment, offering clothing and accessories for women, men and kids, which the Fund purchased in 2015 from its founder.
New World SA – specializes in hardware distribution in Poland. The company was acquired in 2013 and the Fund aims to transform it into Central European leader. The Company has also a network of POS in A-class locations in the biggest cities in country. Currently, Blackwater has almost finished expansion phase and considers to prepare the company for exit.
T55, leading Finish independent GSM infrastructure operator, was bought out in 2012 from another PE fund and exited in second half of 2017. T55 was the first investment of Black Water in Nordic countries.
AB Power Systems GmbH
Power Systems specializes in the manufacturing equipment for reliable uninterruptible power supply systems, as well as equipment for improving the quality of electrical power. Black Water PE invested in the company in late 2010 and since then Power Systems accelerated its European expansion to exit from the company in late 2015.
The company is the leading booking platform in CSE. It enables customers to book airline tickets, hotels and car rental via the Internet. The fund invested in the development of the first airline reservation platform at the end of 2009. In late 2014, the company was sold to Kacper’s – global ecommerce operator.
KSK is the leading cable TV operator in the Czech Republic with an access to more than 1m households. KSK was acquired in early 2010 while being on the edge of profitability. Since then, the expertise of our team and restructuring have turned the Company into profitable operator which as the first one in the continental Europe offered TV and VOD service in 4K format. Black Water exited the Company in 2014.
Globetourer, the first investment of the fund realized in 2009 and exited late 2013, was sold to грузовик, a leading Russian logistics operator. Globetourer is a CSE-wide cargo operator with a fleet of 1,100 trucks.