CEE-focused GP Mezzanine Management is preparing the launch of a direct lending fund to help fill the gap between bank financing and private equity capital in the mid-market in central Europe, Unquote has learned.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses