VIENNA, 13 April 2015 – We are pleased to inform you that EMSA Capital has successfully completed the investment in Bravo Europa.
Bravo is one of the largest players in the metal roofing and water collection systems markets in Romania. Founded by a local entrepreneur Adrian Minuta and a Belgian family in 2000, Bravo has built a reputation of a reliable and quality producer. The company has successfully established itself as a leading supplier for the DIY segment.
EMSA’s investment was directed towards enhancing working capital, strengthening the balance sheet and reducing debt. EMSA will provide financial backing and know-how to support turnaround and ambitious expansion to west-European DIY chains. Along with the management, EMSA intends to bring Bravo to a next level, turning it into a pan-European leader in supplying DYI chains.
Adrian Minuta, the founder of Bravo, said that “EMSA was able to see the opportunity to provide quickly needed capital during a very dynamic market environment and when the company needed it most.”.
According to Dorian Macovei, director of EMSA Capital: “This was our first investment in Romania, a major target market for us. We believe Bravo offers a very solid base to build on and expand. We look forward deploying more capital and helping businesses in Romania and in the CEE Region”.
About Bravo Europa
Bravo Europa is a specialized producer and supplier of metal roofing and cladding solutions. As the market leader in supplying European DIYs, the company develops, produces and supplies tailor-made selling concepts, systems and products for mass-markets under “the smart solution” concept.
The group is based in Romania with a Central European hub in the Czech Republic and a West European hub in Germany. We serve over 1,100 outlets across Europe, with a proven capability to fulfill 99% service level in TIME, VALUE, VOLUME to our more than 20 network partners located in 13 European countries. For more information, please visit www.bravo-europa.eu.
EMSA Capital is a private equity firm investing in turnarounds and special situations across Central and Eastern Europe. Our portfolio investments include both performing companies and those experiencing a greater degree of challenges.
We take an active role in driving performance improvement initiatives within companies. In addition to financial capital for liquidity and recapitalization, we provide our investee companies with operational enhancements and performance improvement solutions. We take an active role in our investments and work alongside management to improve the business by unlocking and creating value.
EMSA Capital has been active in CEE since 1992, and has pioneered turnarounds and performance improvement in the region. Our team has more than 75 years of combined investment and interim management experience, of which 50 have been in Central and Eastern Europe.
Currently we are managing our third fund, the CEE Special Situations Fund, with capital of over €93 million. For more information, please visit www.emsacap.com.