February 04, 2015
TheSrpskaTimes

Mid Europa Partners, a leading investment fund focused on Central and Eastern Europe, signed an agreement on the acquisition of Danube Foods Group (DFG), the owner of Serbian companies Imlek, Mlekara Subotica, Bambi, and Knjaz Milos, DFG said in a release on Monday.

Mid Europa also bought all Imlek dairies operating in Macedonia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro.

The transaction is to be executed in the first half of 2015, after the terms and conditions of the agreement are met. The financial details of the transaction have not been made public.

The acquisition of Danube Foods shows our determination to continue to support the development of leading companies in Serbia and the region, said Robert Knorr, senior partner of Mid Europa responsible for investments in South East Europe.

With the total turnover exceeding EUR 400 million in 2014, Danube Foods Group is a leader in the Serbian and the regional markets for milk and dairy products, confectionery, mineral water, and energy drinks.

The group also exports its products to the markets of Western Europe. Mid Europa Partners is a London-based investment fund with offices in Budapest, Istanbul and Warsaw.

Since its foundation in 1999, Mid Europa Partners has managed funds totaling EUR 4.2 billion. One of the fund’s high-profile investments in the region is cable TV and internet operator SBB/Telemach Group, which was sold in October 2013 to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), a leading global investment firm based in the USA.

Source: Inserbia