MBO & MBI Club expands to Estonia

Tallin, Estonia - A forum studying Management-Buy-In (MBI) and Management-Buy-Out (MBO) deals has expanded to cover Estonia. The forum known as MBO & MBI Club is operated by Pedersen & Partners, the largest executive search firm in Central and Eastern Europe, and Enterprise Investors.

Enterprise Investors is the largest and most successful private equity fund manager operating across CEE.

The club has been operational since 2004 in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia and has expanded into Bulgaria and the Baltic countries in 2006.

The Club is focusing on the issues and challenges facing ambitious managers interested in acquiring a business through a Management-Buy-In (MBI) or Buy-Out (MBO) and accessing the necessary capital.

Dawid Walendowski, Partner of Enterprise Investors responsible for the firm's operations in the Baltic States, comments: “EI has invested close to EUR 80 mln in MBI/MBO transactions in the last 24 months. We are extremely keen to work with Estonian management teams on these transactions.”

The aim of this Club is to help entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they require to be successful in the MBO/MBI process. Membership is limited to a select group of outstanding directors and managers with the capability of becoming owners through an MBI or MBO.

Poul Pedersen of Pedersen & Partners comments: “For the managers the Club is a win-win. It does not cost anything to become a member and completing a deal can fulfill the dream of a lifetime. The Club also benefits members who do not complete deals. It is a great networking forum with interesting and inspiring discussions.”

Enterprise Investors has been active since 1990 and is the largest private equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe. The firm manages six funds totaling €1.6 billion. To date, private equity funds managed by Enterprise Investors have invested EUR 0.9 billion in 102 companies and have exited 87 investments with total proceeds of over EUR 1.2 billion.

Pedersen & Partners is the largest executive search firm in Central and Eastern Europe operating 20 wholly owned offices in Athens, Baku, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, Kiev, Moscow, Prague, Riga, Skopje, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Tirana, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw and Zagreb.

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