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What we do

We partner with great companies and support them to become outstanding

Solutions
not
products

We structure customized investment solutions for each company, depending on the business model, industry specifics, financial position and growth strategy. We invest across the capital structure, providing mezzanine debt, convertible loans and equity financing.

Focus
on
partnerships

We have built long-term alliances with best-in-class strategic partners to leverage a large network of local and international experience. Through collaboration and alignment of interests, we engage with companies to achieve exceptional outcomes.

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Silverline Capital team leverages its deep investment and business know-how, to support the growth strategies of its investees, which all have unique needs and face individual business challenges. Specifically:

  • Expand geographically and/or complete market consolidation;
  • Improve performance of sales channels, strengthen management, optimize corporate organization and operational processes;
  • Improve financial management and implement governance and reporting standards on par with global best practice;
  • Improve core business operations and invest in new production capacity (CAPEX, acquisitions, working capital).

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OUR ENERGY

WHAT WE INVEST IN

Expansion

Funding for growth and development of new products, markets, or facilities

Acquisitions

Financing to existing private companies for corporate acquisitions

Buy-outs

Financing of the acquisition of private owner-managed business

transformations

Financing for optimization of a private company’s capital structure and corporate reorganization

How We Amplify

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Total invested amount by the Silverline team in CEE/SEE over the last decade

Capital

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Deals

Еxecuted in CEE/SEE, at every stage of the companies’ lifecycle, in 20+ industries

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Partners

Encompassing extensive professional network in Bulgaria and CEE/SEE region

Network

Where We focus

Silverline Capital has a generalist, sector agnostic approach, with focus on domestic champions within their sectors. We partner with established companies with operational and positioning improvement potential to create long-term value through revenue growth and margin improvement. We strive to align the interests of all stakeholders in the business in which we invest.

Industry Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Services
  • Industrials

Key Company Attributes

  • Strong business fundamentals
  • Potential for leadership position
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Potential for revenue & profit growth

Ownership

Undisputed personal & business integrity

Company Size

Revenue typically > EUR 3 million

Investment Size

  • From EUR 2.5 to EUR 7 million
  • Ability to arrange and commit to larger transactions

Geography

Exclusively in Bulgaria

Target Holding Period

Generally 3 to 6 years

Customised approach

  • Mezzanine
  • Subordinated Debt
  • Convertible Debt
  • Equity

Responsible Investing

We strive to maintain high ethical standards and systematically incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into our investment decisions, both during the initial due diligence and throughout the life of an investment. Our team conducts regular, in-depth reviews of our systems and processes, which we are convinced, improves the outcomes for our clients and investors. Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy is consistent with our obligations under the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 , our investment mandates, investment beliefs, investment strategy and international best practice. The European Union has introduced a series of legal measures (the primary one being Regulation (EU) 2019/2088) requiring fund managers that manage investment funds including AIFs to provide transparency on whether and how they integrate sustainability considerations into their investment process with respect to the investment funds they manage.

For the purposes of disclosure under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 we do not specifically consider adverse impacts of our investment decisions on sustainability factors and sustainability risks are not deemed relevant for our investment decisions and policies for the following reasons:

We manage an alternative equity and quasi-equity investment fund within the meaning of Directive 2011/61/EU, co-funded with public resources from the European Structural and Investment Funds (“ESIF”), provided under Operational Programme Innovation and Competitiveness 2014-2020 (“OPIC”) in accordance with OPIC Priority Axis 2, Investment Priority 2.2: Capacity for SMEs to grow, as well as funds provided by independent private investors. The fund is established following a competitive public procurement process awarded by the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD (“FMFIB”) as contracting authority. The fund has already been closed with its capital already been fully committed by its investors.

The integration of sustainability risks and the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts in the investment process is not among the priorities of OPIC for the programming period 2014-2020. On that basis, no ESG criteria were included in the requirements of the public procurement bid. Our investments should comply with the eligibility criteria entrenched in the financial instrument under OPIC and the applicable EU regulations governing ESIF. In view of the specific purposes of the Fund, we as its fund manager are not specifically required nor aim to integrate the risks of sustainability within the meaning of Art. 2 (22) of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 in our investment decisions concerning the Fund in relation to the programme period 2014-2020 of OPIC and to consider the effects of these investment decisions on sustainability factors.

The integration of sustainability risks in our investment strategy will require the approval of our investors, both FMFIB as contracting authority as well as the private investors in the Fund. We are currently working on a proposal to be addressed to our investors for integration of sustainability risks in our investment strategy.

Although we do not prioritize integration of sustainability risks in our investment processes we strictly adhere and comply with internationally recognised responsible business conduct codes and standards for due diligence and reporting and systematically incorporate ESG considerations into our investment decisions, both during the initial due diligence and throughout the life of an investment.

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