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, bankruptcies, divestitures 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, a Geneva-based private investment firm that invests the capital of John H. McCall MacBain and the McCall MacBain Foundation.
Jonathan Nighswander on 2008/09 legacy debt problems and the challenges of raising fresh capital for turnarounds.details »
Parham Pouladdej, Managing Director of EMSA Capital, spoke at a panel discussion: How to Win the War for Deals and Capitalise on Current Growth Opportunities across CEE.details »