HardWood

HardWood

Private Equity Fund for Central Europe

Committed to developing market leading companies able to transform their industries and create value for all stakeholders

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HardWood Investments

HardWood Investments is a Private Equity fund headquartered in Bratislava focused on buyout investments in Central European region. We pursue hands-on managerial role in the acquired businesses, actively helping them improve their operations and develop new opportunities. We develop our businesses through organic growth and add-on acquisitions to grow them into market leaders that will transform their industries and create value for all stakeholders. We are not afraid to enter areas where few dared to invest before and transform them to excellence. Our investors are high net worth individuals from the CE region with shared values and philosophy.

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Investment themes

We are primarily looking to invest in areas of healthcare, energy and hands on industry consolidations. Beyond our core focus, we are excited to consider investments in any area or asset where significant positive impact can be achieved through better operational and financial management.

Investment theme: Healthcare

Our thesis:
We see central European healthcare and senior care systems moving in a rational direction (e.g. Slovak hospital network stratification), but we are aware of the enormous difficulties and hardships facing local governments while executing on the national policies. Therefore, we financially and operationally support local governments on hospital reprofiling activities, Long-Term Care capacity increase and quality improvement.
Our strategy:
We are partnering with municipalities and local governments to acquire or obtain exclusive rights to operate municipal hospitals that would otherwise be closed in the process of stratification to instead invest, modernize and reprofile them into integrated Long-Term Care facilities providing the best specialized care for all types of post-acute geriatric patients and general elderly population.
Target EV: € 50 M

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Investment theme: Energy

Our thesis:
We see that the need to secure affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable energy supplies is greater than ever, but the industry has been moving at slow pace.
Out strategy:
We are looking to acquire medium size targets in non-renewable energy space, especially power and heat generation. We strive to improve their business performance, unlock value by better operational and financial management and minimize their environmental footprint (e.g. moving from linear to circular economy).
Target EV: € 60 M

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Investment theme: Consolidation of fragmented markets

Our thesis:
We believe that in business, more often than not, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We are excited about the efficiency, employee and consumer experience improvements of consolidated networks compared to standalone businesses.
Out strategy:
We are looking at selected market verticals with high level of fragmentation and evaluate the potential to build consolidated networks, especially where this model has successfully been proven in Western Europe or the US.
Target EV: € 50 M

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HardWood Investments j.s.a.

info@hardwoodinvestments.eu
Staromestska 3, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia