Blue Sea Capital’s investment focus is on the countries of former Yugoslavia, a sizeable and one of the most underserved markets by private equity capital in Europe.
The region represents a unique investment opportunity given its long-term growth potential. Drivers like EU convergence, the re-emergence of a common pan regional consumer market and a fast closing of several sector-specific development gaps (compared to WE), make this region an attractive market for the local and national champions wishing to accelerate their growth via cross-border or intra-market expansion.
Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to make equity investments in stable or growing businesses in the region that need capital to accelerate their growth and increase the enterprise value. The Fund seeks to invest its capital through leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures and spin-offs.
Blue Sea Capital looks to make investments in companies with an enterprise value ranging from EUR 5 million to EUR 30 million, seeking to invest from EUR 5 million to EUR 15 million in order to acquire the majority stakes (individually or alongside potential co-investment partners).
Blue Sea Capital is a mid-to-long term investor, with a holding period of up to 7 years in portfolio companies.
Blue Sea Capital’s industry expertise enables the fund to be a stable and constructive partner to the portfolio company managers and fellow shareholders. The Blue Sea Capital team is commited to actively assisting the portfolio companies to:
Blue Sea Capital intends to focus on helping businesses that have established themselves as national champions with pan-regional potential to expand outside their local markets. Typically, these businesses would have the following characteristics:
Blue Sea Capital seeks to invest across various sectors and industries, with a preference for investing in the following sectors in the region: