Penta had a successful year

Total aggregated assets of Penta portfolio companies reached €6.7 billion last year. The audited financial results show the net profit of €70 million.

Last year Penta invested €330 million into new projects and within the existing portfolio. The group strengthened its position in the segment for healthcare acquisitions with Apteka Mediq (Poland), small pharmacy chains in the Czech Republic, three regional hospitals and medical center in Slovakia. At the same time, it entered the real estate market in Poland with the office centre project in Warsaw. The highest level of investment by Penta was into projects in the healthcare system, real estate development and Aero Vodochody.

The sale of the PPC steam-gas cycle in Slovakia was reflected in the economic results, while Penta completed its exits from the companies Noves okna and PetCenter. A significant step for the group was its entry into a new investment area, into media. In autumn 2014 , Penta invested in the Slovak media companies: 7 PLUS, a.s., Centrum Holdings, TREND Holding, s.r.o. and Petit Press, a.s. The Group expects entering into the Czech media business this year as well.

„We are satisfied with last year´s financial results. They reflect and support our successful transformation from private equity to long term strategic investor. Out of 16 of our portfolio companies, we outperformed in 12. Therefore it is evident that the growth of Penta´s fair value is mainly driven by improving performance of our key current businesses, rather than by new acquisitions. I am glad that Penta has a solid ground to develop as a reliable and trustworthy partner to the employees of our companies and to our customers“, Jaroslav Haščák, Managing Partner of Penta Investments said.

Penta in summary [EUR]
2014 2013
Total aggregated assets 6,7 billion 6,5 billion
Cumulative sales of portfolio companies 4,9 billion 4,7 billion
Adjusted EBITDA of companies in Penta portfolio 368 million 426 million
Net profit 70 million 100 million

 

The largest share in the Penta portfolio is the healthcare segment (40%), followed by real estate development activities (22%), manufacturing (14%) and financial services (12%).

About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 9 billion in 2017. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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