Tomasz Stamirowski
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20 years have passed since we started our business adventure as Avallon MBO. Today our fund has dozens of successful transactions behind it and another dozen ahead. From the very beginning, we have supported ambitious managers who are interested in implementing interesting and bold projects. We give them a sense of security, substantive support, and financing, without which it would be difficult to carry out these projects.
The numbers show that our business brings huge benefits also to investors - the average return on investment for our three existing funds is as high as 21.6%, which means a 2.5-fold return on invested capital.

Tomasz Stamirowski - Managing Partner

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July - December

2001

Avallon is founded and starts operating in its first, five-person team:

Tomasz Stamirowski

Tomasz
Stamirowski

Robert Więcławski

Robert
Więcławski

Michał Zawisza

Michał
Zawisza

Marcin Stamirowski

Marcin
Stamirowski

Magda Polańska

Magda
Polańska

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December

2001

Avallon's first MBO transaction - consulting project. Development of a strategy for the buyout of the shares of Pracownia Grupa Inwestycyjna Koronka from the company Próchnik. In the following years, Avallon advised on approx. 100 MBO projects of this type.

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February

2003

The first proprietary Avallon Conference on MBO at the University of Humanities and Economics (currently the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź). In the following years, Avallon organized subsequent editions of such conferences and took part in numerous educational campaigns done in cooperation with the Centre for Management Buy-Out and Private Equity Research (CMBOR), WSHE and the University of Łódź.

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May

2004

Avallon participates in the transaction of shares purchase of the company Kuznia Polska sp. z o.o.


In the following years, there were other investments of this type carried out together with managers:

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June

2007

Avallon creates a PE Avallon MBO FUND specialized in management buyouts in the amount of EUR 50 million. The fund's investors are international financial institutions, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Swiss private bank LODH, Scandinavian and American pension funds. At the same time, the company moves to the new headquarters at 17, al. Kościuszki in Łódź.

PE Avallon MBO FUND
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July

2007

The first investment of a private equity fund is Avallon's investment in a 40% stake in Medort S.A. Over the next 12 years of this investment, the fund's share grew to 67%. and the company itself, as a result of organic development and acquisitions in several countries, increased the scale of operations from EUR 8 million to over EUR 80 million. The acquisition of Meyra is one of the most successful examples of acquisitions by a Polish company on the German market.

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August

2010

The first Avallon's foreign investment takes place. Avallon MBOFund buys 100% shares in a Czech family business. The FOODS Group a.s. from Kosikowo near Bern is a leader producer of soluble bevregages on Czech, Polish and Hungarian markets.

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investments

2007
-2010

In the years 2007-2010, Avallon continues investing in the following companies:

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Building up the team

2006
-2010

In the following years the following members joined us:

Piotr Miller

Piotr
Miller 2005

Agnieszka Pakulska

Agnieszka
Pakulska 2006

Piotr Paśnicki

Piotr
Paśnicki 2008

Joanna Wiśniewska

Joanna
Wiśniewska 2008

Marcin Konarski

Marcin
Konarski 2010

Mirosław Janicki

Mirosław
Janicki 2010

Joanna Sekura

Joanna
Sekura 2010

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August

2011

The first exit of the Avallon fund - sale of Good Food S.A. to a financial investor. Since then investment, Avallon has managed to double the EBITDA of Good Food S.A.

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December

2012

109 mln EUR

Setting up the new Avallon MBO II fund with the amount of EUR 109 million. The fund's investors are international financial institutions from the first fund, followed by EIF and the funds belonging to the BMO Global Asset Management Group.

Utworzenie nowego funduszu Avallon MBO II
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March

2013

The first investment of the second PE Avallon fund - taking over, together with the managers, 100% of shares in the company Kimberly-Clark Sp. z o.o. - the owner of the leading Polish brands in the hygiene products category: VELVET, Szast Prast and A'psik.

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investments

2011
-2015

Between 2011 and 2015 Avallon MBO II Fund invests in the following companies:

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building up the team

2011
-2016

In the years 2011-2016 the Avallon team is joined by the following members:

Krzysztof Kuźbik

Krzysztof
Kuźbik 2012

Mateusz Kacprzak

Mateusz
Kacprzak 2016

Iza Ciąćka

Iza
Ciąćka 2016

Marcin Brodziak

Marcin
Brodziak 2016

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investments

2016
-2020

Between 2016 and 2020 Avallon MBO II Fund invests in the following companies:

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January

2020

Avallon forms the third fund - Avallon MBO Fund III, which in the end reaches the value of EUR 137 million, which is by 26% higher than the value of the previous fund.

The first investment of the Avallon Fund III is the acquisition of shares in the Clovin company - an independent manufacturer of cleaning products. Together with the founders of the company, the Avallon Fund proceeds to implement a plan for a dynamic development of the company.

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March

2020

The key investment - the company's 20-year-old algae eater receives a new, comfortable aquarium 😉.

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building up the team

2021

In 2021 two more members join the Avallon's team:

Maciej Ciarkowski

Maciej
Ciarkowski

Mateusz Laskowski

Mateusz
Laskowski

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Summary
 

Our story is primarily the history of relationships with managers, and our numerous mutual contacts. Moreover, it is a confirmation that our strategy has proved successful and has been put to the test, giving us a good insight and experience to use in future investments. Soon we will be informing you about our next transactions which we hope to carry out as our next fund. We already see extremely interesting investment opportunities and market potential on the horizon. We invite any new active managers to cooperate with us undertake interesting joint projects.

The Team of Avallon

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