Leading private equity firm in Emerging Europe, with over $1.1 billion AUM
Over 27 years of operations with more than 150 companies backed
We support visionary entrepreneurs, transforming the business landscape in the region
Horizon Capital is a leading private equity firm in Emerging Europe, backed by over 40 institutional investors. We have a tenure of over 27 years in the region and manage five funds with assets under management of over $1.1 billion.
We are known for our strong team, high integrity and governance, value creation and track record of successful investments.
Our investment strategy focuses on fast-growing, export-oriented companies that leverage CEE’s cost competitive advantage to generate global revenues.
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tenure in the region
We transform local leaders into regional and global champions.
- Identify the strongest companies led by visionary entrepreneurs
- Back them with capital and expertise
- Generate superior returns
- And help transform the region
- We are a model of transparency and integrity
- We stand firmly for the interests of our investors
- We are committed to excellence and continuous growth
- Our relationships are based on trust and mutual respect
- We leave no stone unturned in achieving success
Horizon Capital was founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the investment management team of WNISEF, a $150m fund focused on Ukraine and Moldova and established in 1994. Today, the firm has two Founding Partners, Lenna Koszarny, CEO, over 25 years based in Ukraine and Jeffrey C. Neal, Chairman of the Investment Committee, 30 years at Merrill Lynch, former Chairman of Global Investment Banking.
Horizon Capital has launched three funds under the Emerging Europe Growth Fund brand. EEGF I (launched in 2006) with $132m raised, and EEGF II (in 2008) with $370m raised. Both EEGF I and EEGF II provided buy-out and expansion capital for domestic-focused businesses. EEGF III, the firm’s latest fund, closed in December 2018 with a hard cap of $200m, far surpassing its original target of $150m. EEGF III is focused primarily on IT and export-oriented companies, and select domestic champions.
Backed by U.S. and European investors with a combined capital base of over $570 billion
Global software company providing low-code BPM and CRM solutions
Leading smart security systems manufacturer
Leading dollar store player
Niche e-commerce champion: beauty products
Top 100 global IT product company
Fast-growing IT outsourcing
E-commerce platform for medicine delivery
Leading wine producer in CEE
#1 commercial bank in Moldova
#2 global job search engine
#1 B2B fixed telecom operator in Ukraine
Fast-growing confectionary exporter
Leading wine producer in CEE
Leading IT outsourcing company
Leading pharma manufacturer
Household goods producer
Leading Belarusian bank
Leading Moldovan glass company
Strong team of investment professionals with top US and European business schools education and operational experience at blue chip companies globally.
Vasile Tofan promoted to Senior Partner and Member of the Investment Committee
October 22, 2021
Horizon Capital’s EEGF III invests in Avrora, a leading dollar store player in Ukraine, to fuel regional expansion
July 06, 2021
Datagroup Completes Volia Acquisition
June 07, 2021
$65 million loan to Ukraine’s Datagroup to spur growth
April 19, 2021
Datagroup to invest $20 million into a large-scale network modernization project in partnership with Cisco
April 08, 2021
Horizon Capital’s EEGF III Announces Successful Exit from Dobrobut, Leading Private Healthcare Provider in Ukraine
March 25, 2021
Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, LP provides growth equity to back successful export champions in IT, light manufacturing, food and agro, as well as domestic champions in Ukraine and the region
Horizon Capital Growth Fund II, LP is a private equity fund backed by international institutional investors, IFIs and global family offices, to provide additional capital and support further development of select high growth, Ukraine-based tech companies
Emerging Europe Growth Fund II, L.P. focused on core industries serving the emerging middle class, including financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail and manufacturing in Ukraine and the region.
Emerging Europe Growth Fund, LP focused on core industries serving the emerging middle class, including financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail and manufacturing in Ukraine and the region.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund is US government-backed fund that has invested in small and medium-sized companies in Ukraine and Moldova.
If you are interested in being a part of the Horizon Capital team, please send your CV to: [email protected]