Dedicated Central and Eastern European investor Royalton Capital Investors has sold its entire stake in Ella Bank to generate a return of 3.6x money invested and an IRR of 39%. The Hungarian retail bank was sold by Royalton and EDHI to AXA Holdings Belgium. Ella is Hungary’s fastest growing retail bank and had a pro-forma consolidated balance sheet of EUR 375m at the end of 2006. The company serves 68,000 customers from a staff of 340 people.
Company will now operate as Aurora Lichtwerke and was sold as part of a non-core asset divestment
Canadian GP previously owned around 20% of the listed education company
French bank BPCE mandated advisers to sell the Germany-based digital banking platform in 2018
ECI is currently investing from its ECI 11 fund, which closed on £700m on July 2018