Who is Private Equity Investor Advent International?

Professional ServicesFinancial Services ♦ Published: October 30, 2014; 16:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on international buyouts, growth and strategic restructuring in five core sectors. In 2008 the firm raised an additional €1 billion for investments in Central and Eastern Europe. Advent has acquired a number of companies in Central and Eastern Europe through its dedicated regional funds. These include Romanian Ceramica IASI, one of Romania’s leading ceramic bricks and clay roof tiles producers, Bolix, a leading Polish producer of construction chemicals, Dufa Deutek, Romania’s largest decorative paints producer, and LaborMed Pharma, which manufactures and distributes generic pharmaceuticals primarily for cardiovascular and central nervous system aliments, and now Hypo Group Alpe Adria's Balkan assets.

Who is the purchaser of Hypo Group Alpe Adria's Balkan assets? / Picture: © Wikipedia / Uzma Gamal

Since its inception in 1984, Advent has raised $26 billion (€19.4 billion) in private equity capital and, through its buyout programs, has completed more than 250 transactions in 35 countries.

Advent operates from offices in 16 countries, with affiliates in a further eight countries and employs over 170 investment professionals.

Advent was originally founded in…