|GP||Enterprise Investors||GROWTH||7x more stores|
|INVESTMENT||EUR 49.4 million||EMPLOYMENT||10,000+ new jobs|
|SECTOR||Food retail||INVESTMENT TYPE||Buyout and growth|
|INVESTMENT||July 2010||FUND OWNERSHIP||49%|
|EXIT||April 2017||EXIT ROUTE||Public markets|
In 2009 Enterprise Investors (EI), already a successful investor in the grocery retail sector, spotted high potential in the proximity supermarket concept, as it foresaw market consolidation and a shift towards more frequent smaller-ticket shopping. Searching for a platform, it found Dino, which already had a successful format and was a dynamically growing Polish regional player operating 93 stores, but needed support to jump to the next level. EI saw the chain as a base for rolling out a proximity supermarket chain targeted at smaller towns and big city suburbs, and knew the company could benefit from its expertise.
Deal history and structure
EI acquired 49% of Dino’s shares in a fully proprietary equity transaction structured as a partial buyout of the founder's stake and a capital increase. The total investment value was EUR 49.4 million.
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