Provectus Capital Partners (PCP) is a transformation capital investor, focused on investing and creating value in small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
Targeting the region of South-East Europe (SEE), PCP helps SMEs unlock their growth potential by providing tailor-made financing and driving value creation in partnership with management and/or owners.
The PCP team, originating from and located in the region, combines strong local investment and operational experience with the best Western European practices in terms of due diligence, deal structuring and financing and value creation capabilities.
Key advantages of SEE include:
PCP applies a regional approach and invests in established SMEs with competitive advantage, principally in market leaders or export oriented companies. Our investment philosophy is to become the true-value investor of choice for SMEs, by providing tailor-made financial solutions.
Post-investment, we have a hands-on and operationally-focused investment approach to drive value. Furthermore, we place a strong emphasis on environmental and social issues across the investment process.
We target companies with strong market positions and high barriers to entry. We aim to obtain:
• Controlling stakes in small to mid-sized SMEs;
• Minority stakes alongside other (institutional) investors in large SMEs.
We typically invest EUR 5-10 million* of equity and mezzanine to support the growth and development of SMEs.
PCP team members have strong track record in unlocking value in growth and expansion capital, with specific focus on buy and build strategy creating leading regional platforms.
*possibility for larger investments
Igor Čičak, Managing Partner & CEO
Igor has 20 + years of experience in banking, M&A, corporate finance, management and equity investments in the Region.
During his corporate career in senior positions with local banks, international banks (HVB/Bank Austria) and large corporates, Igor led structured finance transactions in excess of EUR 2 bn and has proven himself as a target-oriented leader.
Since his move to the entrepreneurial sector in 2011, Igor established Provectus Capital, a specialized M&A boutique and exited to Euromerger in 2018 (international M&A network). During that period, Provectus Capital realized transactions in value of EUR + 200 mio in banking, FCMG, CRO, tobacco, specialty retail, food processing and business services. At the same time Igor has driven the impressive growth of Optimapharm (+35% sales CAGR between 2012-2018), the leading Clinical Research Organization in CEE region.
Igor holds a Master’s degree from the University of Economics and Business in Zagreb and has completed GMP program in Vienna as well as executive education at London Business School.
Marko Galić, Partner
Marko has 13 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking in CE and the Region.
He joined PCP having spent the previous 9 years with EBRD as the Regional Head for SME Finance and Development for CE, responsible for all direct exposures to SMEs in the corporate sector in several countries (including Croatia and Slovenia).
Furthermore, in his role of portfolio manager in SME team, Marko was responsible for all direct SME portfolio companies in CE, resulting in on-going monitoring and value creation experience of the EBRD direct SME portfolio in CE.
Finally, as part of ENEF team, Marko sourced and executed projects totalling 50% of capital deployed by ENEF to date. Prior to this, Marko spent several years with UniCredit M&A department, advising on sell-side and buy-side mandates in the Region.
Marko holds a BsC Economics and Management from University of London and MBA from Cesma Business School.
Mislav Medved, CFA, Director
Mislav has more than 8 years of experience (o/w 6 years in M&A and audit).
Prior to joining PCP in 2018, he worked in Deloitte (Assurance) and Pricewaterhousecoopers (Deals) performing audit, financial due diligences, valuation modelling and forensic projects.
Some of the projects on which he worked include financial due diligence of national retail chain (HRK 1.2+ bn in sales), telecommunication operator (HRK 170+ m in sales), FMCG (food) (HRK 2.5+ bn in sales) and 2 forensic projects – disputes before the international arbitration (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes – ICSID) with total claims exceeding HRK 6 bn (4 month project based in Prague, Czech Republic).
Prior to Big 4, Mislav spent 2 years in local boutique management consulting firm specialized in EU funds.
Mislav graduated summa cum laude from Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb with MCs in Analysis and business planning and he is a CFA charterholder.
Luka Certić, Manager
Luka has more than 7 years of experience in M&A, audit and corporate finance.
Prior to joining Provectus Capital Partners, Luka was manager in euroMerger, where he participated in numerous M&A and corporate finance projects.
These projects include sale of local facility management company to global multinational corporate, sale of minority equity stake in largest sugar producer in Croatia, cross-border acquisitions for leading European CRO, landmark mezzanine financing transaction for leading European CRO, funding and acquisition of commercial real estate, development and implementation of monthly reporting / consolidation tool and other.
Before that, he worked as assurance assistant in EY. Luka worked on various engagements from financial industry, oil industry, FMCG, logistics and construction industry among others. He also attended a number of seminars related to technical and fundamental analysis.
Luka is a CFA level 2 candidate and holds an MA in Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.