Carpathia Capital is first international issuer and the first VC/PE listed on the Aero Alternative Trading System of the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
The Company’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth through investing in a diversified portfolio of financial instruments issued by SMEs operating in CEE, mainly listed and to be listed on the AeRO Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, the Main Market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, NewConnect Alternative Trading System, the Main Market of Warsaw Stock Exchange and Catalyst Bond Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
The Company’s strategy is based on the following pillars:
The Management Board believes that lack of patient capital for SMEs in CEE, where the demand for capital from SMEs is high and supply is substantially limited, provides an investment opportunity. Initiative of the Bucharest Stock Exchange to launch AeRO, alternative equity market for SMEs and start-ups in Romania creates additional market space for both entries and exits.
The Company portfolio will represent a diversified mix of early-stage and early-growth companies with professional management teams and compelling prospects for development. The returns on capital deployed will not be the only economic benefit. We aim to support the development of knowledge based economy by championing growth of SMEs in CEE.
INC S.A., a public company listed on the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, is the founding shareholder of Carpathia Capital. INC S.A. has built reputation as an advisor and investor to early-growth companies in Poland, acting as WSE IPO Partner raising €255,8m, acting as WSE Authorized Adviser raising €87,5m and bringing tens of companies to listing. In February 2015 INC was designated as an Authorized Adviser for the AeRO market and since then has managed to list two companies in the above mentioned alternative trading system of BVB.