With more than € 300 million raised in four funds, ARX has become a leading private equity firm in its segment operating in the Central European (“CE”) region. We have a 20-year track-record investing in and supporting the growth of mid-sized CE companies.
Headquartered in Prague, the firm’s activities are managed by an experienced and multinational team of investment professionals, combining a wide range of international expertise plus in-depth local knowledge. This combination of a locally based team of decision-makers, coupled with substantial international capabilities, is key to the success of ARX and its investee companies.
Our core objective is to form successful partnerships with owners, managers and other stakeholders with the aim of realising the full potential of our portfolio companies, while achieving superior returns for the firm‘s investors and partner entrepreneurs. ARX itself reflects the value of partnership, as our firm is structured as a partnership of complementary individuals.
Partnership. At ARX we believe in the power of successful partnerships. Our primary goal is to partner with owners and managers in releasing growth potential and developing businesses. Our firm also provides financing to entrepreneurially-minded managers in order to fund management buy-out and management buy-in (MBO & MBI) transactions.
Aligned Incentives. We are focused on increasing shareholder value for the investors in our funds and correspondingly for the partners and co-shareholders in each portfolio company. The ARX team is also personally invested in every ARX portfolio company. Our objective is long-term value-creation and this approach is transparent to all parties.
Long-term Orientation. ARX is an established long-term player in the CE private equity market, and our investment philosophy is centred around building enduring value in our portfolio companies over the long-run. Our team has been investing in the CE region for over two decades we are personally dedicated to the region.
Tailored Solutions. We create flexible investment solutions for owner-managers, which often satisfy the needs of business owners who may be approaching gradual or phased succession situations. Most ARX target companies are management or family-owned enterprises that require complex and discrete financing solutions. Our firm is experienced in successfully delivering such solutions, and we encourage you to check our references if you are facing a potential shareholder succession situation.
Ethics. ARX is a reputable and responsible investor – and we hold ourselves to a high standard in this regard. We are proud of our reputation and transactional track-record with business owners, managers, lenders and other stakeholders. At ARX we firmly believe that our firm’s reputation for fairness and ethical treatment of business partners is one of our most valuable assets.
ARX became a signatory of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in 2014. The UN PRI’s goals are to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance issues and to support signatories in integrating these issues into investment and ownership decisions. ARX takes its responsibility in this regard seriously – and we believe that our long-term financial returns have the potential to be enhanced via good ESG practices. Moreover, by addressing ESG standards systematically within ARX and our portfolio companies, we believe lasting value can be created. To learn more about the ARX responsible investment practices, please see ARX ESG policy or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.