CVI awarded European Lower Mid Market Lender of the Year

CVI awarded European Lower Mid Market Lender of the Year

  • CVI Dom Maklerski is the first Polish as well as the first Central European fund manager to receive an award from the prestigious Private Debt Investor magazine
  • CVI has made more than EUR 350 million private debt investments in 2018
  • Influx of new assets in 2019 to date spells a good forecast for this year’s operations

Specialised news source and monthly magazine Private Debt Investor has recognised CVI in its annual awards as the winner in the “Lower Mid Market Lender of the Year, Europe 2018” category. This is the first time that this renowned publication has awarded a Polish asset management company, one which operates on the private debt market in Central and Eastern Europe.

“Receiving the Private Debt Investor award is an acknowledgement of our results, and we trust it will help us expand investors’ awareness of the profitable investment opportunities in this class of assets. For the CVI team this is confirmation of our competence in private debt financing across Central and Eastern Europe, which we will continue to develop basing on the growing potential of our region,” said Marcin Leja, Managing Director of CVI.

Investments in 2018

CVI was an active private debt market investor in 2018, completing its largest transactions in the consumer goods, services, real estate, financial services and industrial sectors. Last year’s investment volume topped EUR 350 million. With an average completed transaction value close to EUR 5 million, CVI financing supports dynamically expanding middle-sized businesses.

Since founding CVI has completed more than 800 financing investments via its managed funds, including over 500 private debt deals. Historically, the company has invested more than EUR 1.9 billion in private debt transactions in the Central and Eastern European region.

A promising 2019

Despite a more cautious macroeconomic forecast and anticipated slowing down but still relatively high GDP growth in Poland in 2019, CVI has an optimistic outlook with regards to delivering equally satisfactory investment results as in 2018. With a proprietary investment process that has been steadily developed since 2012, CVI has repeatedly delivered attractive results for investors in successive years. One of the goals for 2019 is continued building of awareness among business owners of the opportunities and benefits of private debt financing forms available at CVI.

“CVI is determined to expand its investment presence across Central and Eastern Europe. By increasing the share of financing projects outside of Poland we are not only diversifying geographical presence, but also decreasing risk and adding investments with a greater yield potential to the portfolio,” says Rafał Lis, Managing Partner of CVI.