20th May 2016, Malta/Barcelona. Mediterrania Capital Partners, the regional Private Equity firm focusing on growth investments for companies in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, announces the 2015 results of Mediterrania’s second investment fund, Mediterrania Capital II (MC II), portfolio companies.
Up to the end of 2015, MC II cumulative portfolio Sales reached €195 million, representing 18% year-on- year growth. Cumulative EBITDA in the same period reached €30 million, representing a 25% year-on-year increase. MC II closed on target in July 2015 with €120 million of assets under management. In 2014 and 2015 MC II acquired several stakes in the following companies from a wide range of sectors: Cash plus, a money transfer company based in Morocco, active in both national and international cash transfer businesses C.E.C.I., a leading truck and trailer manufacturer operating in the Moroccan and Algerian markets with a strong expansion focus Randa, a Tunisian company which specialises in wheat collection, transformation and distribution BS Invest, a group of companies that distribute leading apparel brands in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria Cieptal Cars, the market leader in the long-term car rental business in Algeria Mr. Albert Alsina, CEO and Managing Partner at Mediterrania Capital Partners, declared: “We are extremely pleased with the performance of MC II portfolio companies in 2015.
The diligent implementation of our hands-on value creation model and of the ESG processes coupled with the full involvement of the management teams in bringing their company to the next level are delivering great results.” Up to the end of 2015, portfolio companies of Mediterrania Capital Partners’ investment funds, MC I and MC II, delivered €1.1 billion in Sales. In total, they employ more than 6,000 people in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Consistent with its strategy, Mediterrania Capital Partners continues to search for growth opportunities in the Maghreb region – Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Mediterrania Capital Partners looks for SMBs with an equity value of €25 million to €400 million and expansion strategies into North African and Sub-Saharan African markets.