Arca Capital is a private equity group active primarily in supplying venture capital in central and eastern Europe. It is active in the construction, machine engineering, information and communication technology, energy, food and geodesy industries. It has current investments in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Ukraine. Arca Capital has offices in Bratislava, Prague, London and Kiev. Arca Capital was established in 2003 through trans-formation of a group of companies belonging to All Finance Services which had been active in the Slovak capital market since 1994.
ISTROKAPITAL SE is a Cyprus-based investment group dating back to 1996 which owns 100 percent of ISTROKAPITAL SLOVENSKO. The companies in the group are primarily involved in banking (Poštová Banka) and other areas of finance.
J&T Group dates back to 1995 and provides services in private banking, asset management for private clients and institutions, investment banking and project financing. It has investments in the food processing,energy, finance, retail and wholesale, tourism,entertainment and real estate industries. Its projects include construction of the River Park development,reconstruction of Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras and Tower 115, among others. The group is primarily active in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Russian Federation.
Penta Investments is a central European investment group specialising in private equity and real estate investments. Penta was established in 1993, first as a securities trader. In 2000, Penta began investing in private equity projects and in 2005 added real estate as a new business line. Penta is active in the energy, retail, health-care, aerospace, machine engineering, private banking, telecommunications, facility management and entertainment industries. Its investments in the banking sector include Privatbanka and in the health-care sector it owns health insurer Dôvera, the network of Dr. Max pharmacies and ProCare medical centres. Penta is active in more than 10 European countries, with offices in Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Limassol (Cyprus) and Amsterdam.
Slavia Capital dates back to 1995 and its priority areas of investment are the energy, food, primary agriculture, machine engineering, and chemical industries and receivables and debt-collection. It has investments in 11 European countries but has a focus on central and eastern Europe.
Slovintegra Group was established in 1995 and has investments in the health-care, energy and manufacturing industries.
Source: Investment groups, Book of Lists 2011
14. Feb 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff