Welcome to EMSA Capital

EMSA Capital (formerly CRG Capital) is a private equity firm specializing in investing in companies challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change – Special Situations. This area includes turnarounds, restructurings, divestitures, situations arising from lack of liquidity and companies that are in default of obligations or have a history of recurring losses. EMSA stands for Emerging Markets Special Assets.

We take an active role in our investments in order to improve their performance for the benefit of shareholders and other stakeholders. Active in CEE since 1992, EMSA Capital – initially known as The Recovery Group or TRG, later as CRG Capital – pioneered restructuring and performance improvement in the region. Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience in special situations, of which 50 have been in Central and Eastern Europe.

EMSA Capital has partnered with Pamoja Capital (www.pamojacapital.com), a Geneva-based private investment firm that invests the capital of John H. McCall MacBain and the McCall MacBain Foundation.

EMSA Capital is currently managing the €90m CEE Special Situations Fund (after second closing). Additional capital from the next round of fundraising is expected prior to December 2013.

  • Eastern promises

    Vienna-based EMSA Capital, which manages the CEE Special Situation Fund and specialises in turnarounds, restructurings, divestitures, situations arising from lack of liquidity and companies that are in default of obligations or have a history of recurring losses, is currently looking at three new investment targets, the company's managing director told EMIS.

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  • Private Equity in The Balkans and SEE: Green Shoots are Visible

    In the 1870’s when the British Empire was the epicenter of the financial universe, the Editor of The Economist, Walter Bagehot observed “In England, after a great (credit) calamity, everyone is suspicious of everybody. As soon as that calamity is forgotten, everybody again confides in everybody”

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