Mid Europa Partners has shown an interest in acquiring the store chain of Polish retailer Emperia. Emperia launched a tender in June for the retail branch of its operations in an effort to raise USD 318 million. Mid Europa Partners recently purchased Zabka, Poland’s largest retail chain, and believes the acquisition would be the perfect companion to that purchase.
Emperia Holding (www.emperia.pl)
Emperia was founded in 1990 by Artur Kawa, who remains Chairman of Emperia Holding. Through development and acquisitions, Emperia grew into one of the largest retail chains and wholesale distributors of food and cosmetic products in Poland. Emperia currently owns 6 retail chains, 3 distribution companies and places products in over 50,000 Polish retailers.