First period of very intensive support for our clients in planning cash flow and making key management decisions in times of uncertainty and constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.

In addition to most urgent issues related to maintaining liquidity and the security of the financing structure, in which aid programs provided important support, we have repeatedly analyzed the potential opportunities for our clients in the longer term. These activities were undertaken in the implemented projects related to research – both in Poland and in foreign countries – for our customers considering acquisitions in the mid-term, and projects aimed at planning a multi-year development path.

We are pleased with the energy and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs in planning next steps, which we have experienced intensively in the last last five months. This active approach to management has been reflected in in a record number – incomparable to any period in ten-year history of our company – of analyzes and valuations prepared by our team.

We thank our clients for their trust in this challenging period.

Entrepreneurs are facing spectrum of recession and intense challenges associated with it. Therefore management of the company must act, and perhaps above all, as a financial director. This approach requires in-depth analysis of company’s situation, construction of alternative scenarios, as well as increased control and careful monitoring of actions taken.

We encourage you to contact Equity Advisors and take advantage of strategic consulting services. Among our customers are companies operating in the B2B model with a relatively large cross-section in terms of the scale of operations, from start-ups to companies operating in the whole of Europe, generating annual flows at the level of tens of millions of zlotys.

Our services include focus on areas related to access to management information, cost analysis and control, relations with financial institutions, or monitoring of assistance solutions offered in European countries, review of investment plans.

In the Q4 of 2019, Carbon Studio S.A. shares have been listed on the NewConnect market. In May 2019, the company issued shares and raised PLN 2.7 million for further development.

Our team advised Carbon Studio S.A. in the process of public offering of shares. Equity Advisors also acts as an authorized advisor of the Company.

Carbon Studio S.A. is one of the leading Polish producers of computer games and business applications that are adapted to virtual reality (VR) technology. The company specializes in creating and publishing video games on the platforms of all major XR technology producers.

We are happy to announce that On Demand sp.z o.o. – owner of Szopi.pl, platforms enabling online shopping and their home delivery in 2 hours, and Italian Supermercato24 have joined forces. For an Italian company from Milan, this is an important step in expansion on the Central European market.

The integration of both platforms will be completed in early 2020.

You can find more information here.

Equity Advisors acted as the company’s advisor in this transaction.

Szopi.pl is a grocery shopping platform, thanks to which customers can buy goods in stationary stores of selected retail chains such as Auchan, Biedronka, Lidl or Carrefour and receive them at home. Purchases are delivered by shoppers to customer’s home even within an hour of ordering. The company has been operating since March 2016, so far it has raised around EUR 1.7 million in two rounds of financing.

Supermercato24 is the first Italian shopping delivery service that carries out and delivers to customers groceries ordered online even within an hour of placing an order. Supermercato24 offers customers from 31 Italian cities the opportunity to buy groceries in their favorite store without leaving home, with fast, direct delivery.
Founded in 2014, the company is headquartered in Verona. Supermercato24 has raised a total of €17.4M in funding over 6 rounds.

The article talks about the scale of the market and the challenges faced by packaging manufacturers in the area of mergers and acquisitions.

We encourage you to read the article!
“Rynek fuzji i przejęć w opakowaniach z tworzyw”, PLASTIME MAGAZINE No. 1/2019, p. 9

PLASTIME MAGAZINE is a monthly magazine dealing with plastics, intended mainly for managers from this industry.

In March 2019, Szopi.pl (On Demand Sp. z o.o.) – on-demand grocery delivery platform raised another round of financing in amount of PLN 2.4 million (EUR 0,56 million). Funds were granted to the company by private investors.
Additional financing will allow the Company to continue investments and technological development, as well as launching services in other Polish cities.

Equity Advisors acted as the company’s advisor in the process of fund raising.

Szopi.pl is a platform through which customers can buy goods from retail chains that don’t have their own e-commerce, such as Biedronka, Lidl, Carrefour, Rossman. Purchases are delivered by shoppers to customers’ home even within an hour of order. The company has been operating since March 2016 and currently provides its services in Warsaw, Wrocław and Krakow.

The report TESTING, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION IN POLAND presents selected areas of the TIC market in Poland. This time, our published analyzes included food and feed research, including organic food certification, environmental research and cosmetics testing and packaging research. The report also contains a description of other areas of the TIC market – a description of transactions on the world market and a brief description of the activities of the largest entities.

The conclusions presented in the report were based on analyzes of many sources, including: databases, public reports, analyzes of consulting companies, conversations with company representatives.

The report was prepared by the Equity Advisors team.

We hope that you enjoy our report and that it will be for you an interesting source of information. We also hope that for those outside of the industry it will be helpful in understanding the TIC market.

To order the free report, please contact us by e-mail: info@equityadvisors.pl.

On  October 31, 2018 the promised agreement for the sale of all shares of Exact Systems S.A. from Work Service S.A. in MBO transaction (management buy-out) was concluded. The buyer of the shares is Remango Investments – a special purpose vehicle created by Paweł Gos and Lesław Walaszczyk – managers and founders as well as previous minority shareholders of Exact Systems S.A. – and funds co-managed by CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o. The total value of the transaction is PLN 155.3 million.

Equity Advisors acted as an exclusive transaction advisor to the Management Group in the organization and coordination of management buy-outs. This is another important step in our cooperation with managers and Exact Systems, among others after the acquisition of CRS Group in Belgium and Poland and QLS in Portugal.

Exact Systems S.A. has been operating since 2004 and is a leading provider of solutions in the field of quality control, i.e. selection, repair and sorting of parts, components and finished products for representatives of the automotive industry. The main recipients of the company’s services are car manufacturers and their suppliers and subcontractors as well as plants dealing with mass production. Currently, the company is present in 13 countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Great Britain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and China. Exact Systems cooperates with over 5,000 people, who are delegated to work for its clients.

CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o. is an independent investment company that continues the activity of Credit Value Investments, which in a short time gained a leading position in non-bank financing of enterprises in Poland and the region of Central and Eastern Europe.