HRH prince S.A. Quli is the Managing Partner at Innova Capital Asia Limited
Innova Capital is a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe. Founded in 1994 Innova raised the first major CEE fund comprising entirely private capital. Since then Innova has invested almost € 600m, in >40 companies, across 10 countries in the region. In 2010 Innova won the CEE Fund of the Year Award presented by Unquote magazine for its fifth fund Innova/5.
Innova invests in middle market Central European companies with enterprise values normally ranging from €50 to €125 million. The typical investment horizon is from three to five years, and exit by either sale to a strategic investor or via an initial public offering of shares.
Innova has concluded some of the region’s most successful transactions including:
- Euronet (NASDAQ; EEFT),
- PolCard (now First Data Polska)
- Mercor (WSE; MCR)
- ACE Group (WSE: ACE)
- Voxtel, MobilRom, GlobTel (now part of the Orange network)
Innova has one of the most experienced and stable investment teams in Central Europe. The team has twenty years of market know-how, around 40 transactions worth of deal experience, and a strong record of delivering results in challenging environments.
- €900 million in total funds managed / latest fund at €388 million
- >40 investments in 10 countries
- 5 fund cycles
- 18 investment professionals
- €600 million applied