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  • BaltCap portfolio company Air Maintenance Estonia launches a unique aircraft maintenance facility | EstVCA
    leasing companies added Williams The maximum capacity of the new facility is to provide base maintenance services to a maximum of 72 aircrafts per year instead of the current 24 With the new hangar AME added the Airbus 320 family to the base maintenance capability list in addition to Boeing 737 Classic and 737 NG AME is also certified for the line maintenance of the Airbus 320 family Boeing 737 Classic NG Embraer ERJ 170 190 CRJ 900NG and SAAB 340 The clients of AME include SAS Austrian Airlines Easyjet Norwegian Ryanair Lufthansa Estonian Air and other airlines The owner of the hangar is Tallinn Airport who signed a 30 year lease with AME According to Rein Loik the Chairman of the Board of Tallinn Airport the completion of AME s facility confirms an encouraging fact that there are venture capitalists that are courageous enough to invest in real tangible projects instead of another phone app or world conquering web service Hi tech value added and highly competitive projects with a great growth potential are the ones that Estonian economy currently needs Therefore we are especially proud to be long term partners with AME The completion of the facility was financed by Kredex investment loan AME is a great role model of a well operating internationally competitive company that sets a good example for other businesses in the market said Andrus Treier the head of Kredex Kredex s objective is to provide financing for companies with a great potential and we are glad to support AME in its expansion The facility was designed by Innopolis Insenerid OÜ and the main contractor was Merko Ehitus AS The new facility s aircraft service area that simultaneously accommodates 3 narrow bodied aircraft is almost 5 000 m2 that is comparable with the size

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/baltcap-portfolio-company-air-maintenance-estonia-launches-a-unique-aircraft-maintenance-facility (2013-12-14)
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  • BaltCap makes the fourth investment this year | EstVCA
    production combined with a strict observance of the delivery dates and responsiveness to customer needs are important prerequisites for attracting international customers The company s hallmark in the last ten years is successful collaboration with global companies such as Schneider Electric CERTEX Concentric AB and Plockmatic says the Investment Director of BaltCap Astra Neimane Ivars Golsts the Director of the Latvian Guarantee Agency that oversees the Holding Fund resources used partly for this investment commends that BaltCap continues to make investments that contribute to the modernization of Latvian companies and growth of export capacity Explaining the investment decision of BaltCap Astra Neimane indicates that experience of the company s management team accumulated over nearly thirty years of work in the industry was a crucial factor The investment will extend Amateks product range and allow rapid growth of revenues fueled both by servicing existing clients and working on a attracting new ones With venture capital funding we plan to expand and modernize our manufacturing facilities to meet the evolving needs of our existing customers and to attract new global customers In addition we are satisfied that BaltCap will participate not only with money but also with serious management experience and knowledge as well as their extensive international contact network said Chairman of the Board and owner of Amateks Aivars Gudakovskis Supervisory Board of Amateks will also be strengthened with an addition of an experienced industry professional Hanzas Elektronika vice president Alvis Vagulis Previously he led the Lexel Fabrika a subsidiary of Schneider Electric in Latvia Amateks is a metalworking company that offers lathing milling and welding services using high precision and effective equipment Last year the company worked with a turnover of one million euros Further information Astra Neimane Aivars Gudakovskis Investment director Chairman of the Board Baltcap Amateks Phone 371

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/baltcap-makes-the-fourth-investment-this-year (2013-12-14)
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  • BaltCap invests in Lithuanian healthcare sector | EstVCA
    has more than 17 thousand registered patients and employs 100 doctors and other professionals We have identified private healthcare services in Lithuania as a strong and sustainable growth opportunity and believe that SMK with its track record of medical excellence strong management and well established corporate governance represents an attractive consolidation platform in this market said Kornelijus Celutka Investment Director at BaltCap Rusanda Pajediene Director of SMK said We welcome the investment by BaltCap whose financial backing combined with industry expertise should support SMK s next phase of growth both organically and by making acquisitions in a very fragmented market Lithuania SME Fund is a growth capital fund organized by BaltCap in 2010 as part of the JEREMIE initiative in Lithuania JEREMIE Holding Fund managed by the EIF is financed from the EU Structural Funds under 2007 2013 Economic Growth Operational Programme Total size of Lithuania SME Fund is EUR 20 million and it provides growth equity financing up to EUR 3 million per company for small and medium sized enterprises based in Lithuania Earlier Lithuania SME Fund has invested into Ygle building engineering systems solution and service provider Impuls LTU the largest health club operator in Lithuania YP MobileWorks

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/baltcap-invests-in-lithuanian-healthcare-sector (2013-12-14)
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  • BaltCap invests in a mobile commerce start-up | EstVCA
    commerce firm YP MobileWorks UAB This is the fourth investment made by BaltCap s Lithuania SME Fund YP MobileWorks is a mobile commerce start up developing platform technologies and visually engaging mobile apps aimed at consumer markets in the largest metropolitan areas globally Lithuania SME Fund is a growth capital fund organized by BaltCap in 2010 as part of the JEREMIE initiative in Lithuania JEREMIE Holding Fund managed by the EIF is financed from the EU Structural Funds under 2007 2013 Economic Growth Operational Programme Total size of Lithuania SME Fund is EUR 20 million and it provides growth equity financing up to EUR 3 million per company for small and medium sized enterprises based in Lithuania Lithuania SME Fund has already invested into Ygle building engineering systems solution and service provider Impuls LTU the largest health club operator in Lithuania and Labochema the leading pan Baltic laboratory supplies provider Further information Kornelijus Celutka Investment Director BaltCap Tel 370 5 254 6713 e mail kornelijus celutka baltcap com News 28 nov EBRD boosts Private Equity in the Baltic States 20 million investment in the new BaltCap Private Equity Fund 28 oct Stenders attracts EUR 1 5 million investment from BaltCap

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/baltcap-invests-in-a-mobile-commerce-start-up (2013-12-14)
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  • Investors Forum 2012 – The Baltic Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Today and Tomorrow | EstVCA
    access to finance stability growth prospects employment and capital expenditure levels as well as regional economies Following receipt of the letters of intent the BIF is set to have a four party agreement in place by mid September Fund manager proposals will be considered by the European Investment Fund from October before the investment period begins in January 2013 In addition to this announcement the Investors Forum also heard rallying calls from a number of senior figures highlighting the Baltics positive dynamics and strong positioning for growth Robert Bergqvist Chief Economist of the SEB Group cited the favourable geographical location of the Baltics for intra regional trade flows as a source of competitive advantage a foundation to attraction foreign direct investment that would further strengthen the landscape He also emphasised the favourable power of globalisation for emerging markets making the Baltics an attractive location for private equity and venture capital despite its limited size Other positives include a very low level of governmental debt enabling economic policy flexibility and reducing uncertainty seen in other European countries This is partly the result of the discipline shown by regional governments during the crisis Much of the pain was taken early on and currency risk was eliminated thanks to euro pegs in Latvia and Lithuania The pricing of CDS on sovereign bonds which is better than many larger countries in Europe reflects this positive perception In addition the region has a low tax and low bureaucracy environment In fact the three countries are all ranked in the top 30 countries globally Latvia 21st Estonia 24th Lithuania 27th in terms of ease of doing business not far behind Germany in 19th place and ahead of the likes of Portugal and Spain Priit Perens Head of Swedbank Estonia echoed the positive tone of many at

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/investors-forum-2012-the-baltic-private-equity-and-venture-capital-industry-today-and-tomorrow (2013-12-14)
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  • Masa Invest - EstVCA's new member | EstVCA
    small and medium sized private companies with a proven business model and a good potential for growth Usually we buy the controlling share but in exceptional cases Masa Invest may acquire a minority share For more information see www masainvest com News 28 nov EBRD boosts Private Equity in the Baltic States 20 million investment in the new BaltCap Private Equity Fund 28 oct Stenders attracts EUR 1 5 million

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/masa-invest-estvcas-new-member (2013-12-14)
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  • BaltCap sold SIA Adam Auto in Latvia | EstVCA
    significant changes in Adam Auto and its dealerships daily work During the 14 years of operation the dealerships of Adam Auto have shown to be highly stable and successful car saloons with a good team and excellent customer service Silgals said We believe that the Latvian economy is increasing rapidly 2011 is the right time to make new investments in Latvia taking into account the potential of the car market and the increase in sales figures for 2012 2013 commented Raivo Kütt CEO of Amserv Group Astra Neimane Investment Director at BaltCap added Since the investment in 2004 BaltCap has developed and supported Adam Auto both during the times of very fast growth and during market decline Now that the market recovery is taking place we believe that this is the rigth moment to transfer the ownership of Adam Auto to strategic owner Amserv Group Becoming a part of one of the leading car dealer groups in the Baltic States would provide additional development opportunities for Adam Auto Amserv Group is the largest car retail and service company in Estonia and Latvia The company operates 11 dealerships in Tallinn Pärnu Tartu Paide Viljandi and Riga representing the brands of Toyota

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/amserv-acquired-adam-auto-in-latvia (2013-12-14)
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  • Nordic CF Advisory joined Estonian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association | EstVCA
    on Nordic CF Advisory can better contribute to the development of Estonian private equity and venture capital scene said Jako Kruuse Partner of Nordic CF Advisory Nordic CF Advisory NCFA is an independent Estonian investment bank provid ing quality financial advisory services with individual approach and solutions NCFA is focused on business valuations M A transactions and capital raisings for small and midsize companies NCFA s solution oriented and dedicated team has more than ten years of experience in corporate finance During that time its partners have advised private companies in various sectors as well as state institutions NCFA s professionally recognized reputation and expertise lies in its reliability on providing independent and quality advice and competence in various corporate finance matters NCFA is built on principle of active partnership an additional guarantee for its long term commitment NCFA s experienced partners are personally involved in each and every project from the first meeting with the client until the successful closing of the transaction Further information Jako Kruuse Partner Nordic CF Advisory Phone 372 6181 750 372 5063 361 E mail jako nordicadvisory com www nordicadvisory com News 28 nov EBRD boosts Private Equity in the Baltic States 20 million

    Original URL path: http://www.estvca.ee/news/nordic-cf-advisory-joined-estonian-private-equity-and-venture-capital-association (2013-12-14)
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