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 consist of private equity fund management, real estate development and advisory services covering South-Eastern Europe.
Global Finance manages a number of funds, each with a distinctive, clearly defined geographic and investment focus, supporting the regional expansion of businesses in Greece and abroad.
Global Finance places emphasis in the development of the management buy-out market. It takes a proactive role in backing dynamic companies with regional development plans (organic growth and buy-and-build strategies). In practice, Global Finance collects commitments mainly from institutional investors through fundraising, searches potential investment opportunities, participates actively in the portfolio companies’ actions and exits from the investments, normally 3-6 years after the initial investment.
The investment activity of Global Finance comprises of investments in the, manufacturing, information technology, specialty retail, media, telecommunications, services and real estate sectors in South Eastern Europe.
In 2005 Global Finance entered the real estate market targeting property investments in South East Europe. The dedicated real estate team aims to build a focused, well-balanced property portfolio focusing mainly on development of residential and commercial properties in the region.
Global Finance is one of the European industry’s most experienced firms having completed more than 70 investments in 11 countries* in diverse economic and political environments. Representative companies in which Global Finance has invested in include: Goody’s, Chipita, Germanos, Jumbo, Dodoni, Yioula, Nikas, NetMed, United Milk Company (Bulgaria), Sicomed (Romania), Temenos (Switzerland), Corporation Dermoaesthetica (Spain), Mobiltel (Bulgaria), Orange (Romania), ICAP, Andromeda, Chryssi Efkeria, Euroclinic and Totalsoft.
The firm has a balanced management team: A. Plakopitas, its founder, and a young, yet seasoned core senior team have been together for over a decade; valuable new additions have been assimilated in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
Partnering with Global Finance means more than access to capital and growth opportunities. It also means access to the accumulated experience, extensive business network and resources of the most established private equity team in South-Eastern Europe.
Global Finance has offices in Athens, Sofia, Bucharest and Belgrade.