Global Finance, founded in Athens in 1991, is an independent investment firm that has pioneered private equity and venture capital in the region and has established an exceptional investment track record. Global Finance’s operations consisted of private equity fund management, real estate development and advisory services covering South Eastern Europe.
Global Finance Group advised a number of funds, each with a distinctive and clearly defined geographic and investment focus, supporting the regional expansion of Greek and foreign businesses.
Global Finance emphasized the development of the management buyout market. It took a proactive role in backing dynamic companies with regional development plans (organic growth and buy-and-build strategies).
The main activity of Global Finance comprised of advising investments in the manufacturing, information technology, specialty retail, media, telecommunications, services and real estate sectors in South Eastern Europe.
Global Finance Group is one of the European industry’s most experienced houses having advised more than 80 investments in 10 countries with an aggregate acquisition value of over $820 million in diverse economic and political environments. Representative companies which Global Finance Group has advised include: ICAP (Greece), Andromeda Aquaculture (Greece), Eurodrip (Greece), Dodoni (Greece), United Milk Company (Bulgaria), Sicomed (Romania), Totalsoft (Romania), La Fourmi (Romania), Temenos (Switzerland), Yioula (Greece), Goody’s (Greece), Chipita (Greece), Germanos (Greece), Jumbo (Greece), NetMed (Greece), Mobiltel (Bulgaria), Orange (Romania) and Green Group (Romania).
The firm has a balanced management team: Mr. A. Plakopitas, its founder, and a seasoned core senior team have been together for over a decade.