Kent Orrgren at the European Health and Fitness Forum in Cologne

Kent Orrgren, CEO at World Class, performed at the European Health and Fitness Forum in Cologne. The 5th annual event brought together top experts from different sectors of the industry and over 400 delegates from 34 countries to discuss human capital in the European fitness sector.

Torf Corporation and Women’s Health award

Our portfolio company, Torf Corporation, won the Product of the Year 2017 awarded by Women's Health magazine. The winning products were:

Torf Corporation and Men’s Healthaward

Our portfolio company, Torf Corporation, won the Product of the Year 2017 awarded by Men's Health magazine.

Closing the investment in Delicpol Group

Together with Ardian, an independent, private investment firm,we soldastake in Delicpol, a leading Polish biscuit producer. The shares were acquired by a strategic Dutch investor Continental Bakeries.

Closing the investment in Melvit

We sold aminority stake in a leading Polish grain processor Melvit to the company's majority owner, who will regain the full control of the business. Melvit is the leading Polishmanufacturer and distributor of groats, flakes and other grain products sold under several brands, such as ‘Melvit’, ‘Szczytno’ and HoReCa-dedicated ‘LeChef’, as well as under private labels.

CM Mavit uses the most modern intraocular lenses

Our portfolio company, CM Mavit, uses new generation trifocal lenses in cataract surgery. These lenses provide comfort not only for both near and far vision, but also in middle distances, such as 60 cm. They make everyday activities, like reading or working on a computer, much easier.

World Class Romania acquired Pure Health & Fitness Club

Our portfolio company, World Class Romania, leaders in the wellness industry, acquired the Pure Health & Fitness Club (former Pure Jatomi), locatedin the AFI Palace Cotroceni mall in Bucharest.

Melvit and the Delicious Poland trade fair

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in the Delicious Polandtrade fair in Wrocław,aimed at the hospitality industry. Melvit presented its products for the HoReCa sector.

CM Mavit is the best private ophthalmology facility in Warsaw

Our portfolio company, CM Mavit, wasranked as the best private hospital by Wprost weekly. Our Katowice hospital was ranked among the best three facilities in curing retinal detachment.

Melvit in Gastro Meeting

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in Gastro Meeting 2017 in Warsaw, a trade fair forthe HoReCa industry.

Baltcom's dynamic growth

Our portfolio company, Baltcom, has invested around EUR7 million since 2015 in modernizing its infrastructure and services. In 2016,Baltcom obtained mezzanine financing from a private investment fund,Providence Equity Partners,

Torf Corporation and PLMA trade fair

Our portfolio company, Torf Corporation, participated in theinternational trade fair,PLMA"World of Private Label," in Amsterdam. PLMA is one of the most prestigious trade fairs for retail and private label producers.

Melvit and PLMA trade fair

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in theinternational trade fair,PLMA"World of Private Label" in Amsterdam. PLMA is one of the most prestigious trade fairs for retail and private label producers.

CM Mavit technologia SMILE

The SMILE technology used by our portfolio company, CM Mavit, has been acknowledged as one of the most efficient and the safest Lasik technologies in the world. In 2013, CM Mavit was the first facility in Polandto introduce the innovative ReLEx® SMILE method for Lasik.

Baltcom with "The Safest Company Fleet 2016" award

The Riga Motor Museum organized its fifth competition for the safest company fleet.

Torf Corporation at Cosmoprof Bologna 2017

Our portfolio company, Torf Corporation, participated in an international trade fair,Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna.

Melvit awarded by "Wiadomości Handlowe"

Our portfolio company,Melvit, won a competition organized by "WiadomościHandlowe" magazine in the category "The best product – consumer's choice". The winning product wasMountain Oat Flakes. The award was granted based on a consumer poll, which chose the best FMCG products introduced between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016.

Laser lacrimal duct patency restoration by CM Mavit

Our portfolio company, CM Mavit, introduced a modern method of lacrimal duct patency restoration – laser dacryocystorhinostomy (LDCR/laser DCR).

"Food Show Star" Award for Melvit

Our portfolio company, Melvit, was awarded Food Show Star in the "Best product" category. The award went to the La Chef brand, focused on the HoReCa industry. The products awarded were: Trendy Lunch with spelt, vermicelli and tomatoes.

We acquired a 70% of stake inTorf Corporation

A 30% of stake remains in hands of CEO Wojciech Piasecki and Director General Ryszard Gumiński. Both will continue to manage the company. Our new fund Resource Eastern European Equity Partners II (REEEP II) was established in 2017 and manages funds supplied by international institutional investors, as well as by the Polish Growth Fund created by Bank GospodarstwaKrajowego and the European Investment Fund.

The conclusion of CM Mavit's competition

Our portfolio company, CM Mavit, organized a competition "Change yourself with CM Mavit". The prize was afree Lasik surgery free and an image change with a hairdresser, make-up expert and personal stylist.

World Class Romania has 50,000 members and 31 fitness clubs

Our portfolio company, World Class Romania, had 50,000 members as ofthe beginning of the year, a 70% y/y increase. By the end of 2016,World Class Romania had EUR20 million in revenues, a 15% increase y/y. In 2016, World Class Romania invested more than EUR5 million in three new clubs and in the refurbishment of nine clubs.

Melvit and Gulfood trade fair

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in the International Trade Fair in Dubai. Gulfoodis the biggest food trade fair in the Middle East.

ELLE International Beauty Awards for Torf Corporation

Our portfolio company, Torf Corporation, was received an award from ELLE magazine. For the first time the editors of ELLE Poland chose to recognize the category of male products, and the winner was dermo cosmetic tołpa®dermo men, barber balsam - soothing gel for the face and facial hair.

Women's World magazine award for Melvit

Our portfolio company, Melvit, and its Hemp seeds with linseed bran won a competition organized by Women's World magazine, in the category Food – Diet products.

Changes in Baltcom's management board

Nicolas Jacques Boissinremains the CEO of our portfolio company Baltcom. Tina Lūse, the incumbent legal advisor, and Dmitry Nikitin, Director responsible for technology, joined the Management Board.In November 2016, Victoria Meikšāne, the CFO, left the company. Her responsibilities were taken over by Anda Aleksejeva.

The Polish national handball team visited CM Mavit

Our portfolio company, CM Mavit, hosted the Polish national handball team. Ophthalmologists did thorough medical check-ups of players’ eye-sight. CM Mavit has been an official partner of Poland's Handball Federation for years and provides medical care for players from all age categories.

Baltcom clients choose digital television

Sixty percent of our portfolio company Baltcom's clients chose digital television. According to Konstantin Borovikov, Products and Services Director, traditional television is becoming less popular because the digital TV gives access to a greater number of channels with a better picture and sound quality.

We closed a new fund and acquired a majority stake in Torf Corporation

We closed REEEP II fund above the target of EUR100 million as of the end of December. Three returning investors from REEEP I were joined by two new investors. Immediately after the closing, we signed our first transaction for the new fund and acquired a 70% stake in Torf Corporation, a leading Polish cosmetics manufacturer specializing in “healthy and natural” products. Torf is also a leading producer of oral hygiene products.

New REEEP II fund

We closed REEEP II fund above the target of EUR100 million. Three returning investors from REEEP I were joined by two new investors.

Kent Orrgrenis the new CEO of World Class Romania

Kent Orrgrenreplaced Mikael Fredholm as the CEO of our portfolio company, World Class Romania. Mikael Fredholm will remain as amember of the Management Board. Kent Orrgren has over 25 years' experience in healthcare and fitness sector. Previously he was a member of management boards in the leading fitness clubs in Sweden.

Melvit and PLMA trade fair

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in the PLMAinternational trade fair "World of Private Label" in Amsterdam. PLMA is one of the most prestigious trade fairs for retail and private label producers.

Golpasz merges with Pro-Agro company

Our portfolio company, Golpasz, merged with Pro-Agro, a producer of industrial feed for cattle based in Radomino.

Melvit and SIAL China trade fair

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in the SIAL Chinainternationalfood trade fair, the largest food trade fair in China. This year, over 100 Polish exhibitors participated.

Emerging Europe Deal of the Year 2016

Real Deals magazine awarded us the "Emerging Europe Deal of the Year 2016" award for the sale of Good Food.

Golpasz takes over Agrolen

Our portfolio company, Golpasz acquired Agrolen, a company offeringcomplete feeds and supplementsfor pigs, cattle, poultry, rabbits and horses.

World Class Romania increases its commitment to the Romanian fitness sector

Our portfolio company, World Class Romania, entered into a binding agreement to acquire the fitness chain operator Club Sport Fitness Center MV S.R.L.

Melvit and SIAL trade fair in Paris

Our portfolio company, Melvit, participated in the SIAL international trade fair in Paris. SIAL is one of the largestfood and agriculture trade fairs in the world. This year, there were over 6 thousand exhibitors and almost 155 thousand visitors.

Resource Partners takes Majority Stake in Polish Animal Nutrition Specialist

Resource Partners takes Majority Stake in Polish Animal Nutrition Specialist

Golpasz S.A. Acquisition

We have acquired a majority stakein Golpasz from company's previous and current employees. Golpasz is the leading Polish producer and supplier of industrial feed for farm animals, mainly poultry, pigs and cattle. The company has four production sites in Central and Northern Poland. In 2015, Golpasz completed its investment in a modern production plant in PodkoniceDużeand doubled its production capacity.

"For better data flow" conference invitation

"For better data flow" conference invitation

Resource Partners funds exit Good Food to Hartenberg

Resource Partners funds exit Good Food to Hartenberg

Good Food exit

We sold our majority stake in Good Food, a leading Polish rice cake manufacturer, to a Czech-based investment fund,Hartenberg Holding, generating a three-foldROI in less than four years. The deal is supported by the Management of Good Food, whichwill continue to run Good Food together with the new owner.

Resource Partners and Ardian acquire Chojecki to merge it with portfolio company Delicpol

Resource Partners and Ardian acquire Chojecki to merge it with portfolio company Delicpol

Acquisition of the Chojecki company

Together with Ardian, an independent investor, we acquired the Chojeckicompany, aleading manufacturer of cookies, to merge it with our portfolio company, Delicpol. This transaction is part of our strategy ofbuilding a leading European confectionary producer.

Resource Partners increases its commitment to World Class Romania

Funds under management and advisory of Resource Partners increase their commitment to World Class

We increased our commitment to World Class Romania

We completed the buyout of the minority shareholders of World Class Romania, our portfolio company. This transaction strengthened our partnership with the management team of World Class Romania and will help achievetheir goal ofbuilding the undisputed leader of the Romanian fitness market.

Resource Partners invests in Romanian fitness sector

Resource Partners has joined forces with the management team to acquire World Class Romania

We invested in the Romanian fitness sector

In a management buyout we acquired a controlling stake in World Class Romania. This transaction marks our first investment in Romania.

Ardian and Resource Partners increase their commitment to Baltcom

Ardian and Resource Partners increase their commitment to Baltcom

Together with Ardian we increased our commitment to Baltkom

Together with Ardian, an independent private investor, we increased our joint investment in Baltkom TV, Latvia’s largest cable television operator, by completing the buyout of a minority shareholder. This transaction strengthens our strategic partnership, having initially invested in Baltkom in May 2011.

Baltcom acquires IZZI

Baltcom pursues its market consolidation strategy with the acquisition of IZZI

Delicpol acquires Cuprod

Delicpol acquires Cuprod with the support of Resource Partners and AXA Private Equity

Delicpol acquired Cuprod

Our portfolio company, Delicpol, is consolidating the Polish confectionery market by acquiring 100% of the shares ofCuprod, a Polish manufacturer from Kluczborg. The transaction was financed by us and by AXA Private Equity.

Melvit S.A. acquires leading Lithuanian brands of groats, cereals and rice.

Melvit S.A. acquires leading Lithuanian brands of groats, cereals and rice.

Delicpol sold its subsidiary ZWC "Miś"

Delicpol sold its subsidiary ZWC "Miś" to the investment company Horizon Equity

The Deal Magazine published an article about us

As the global financial crisis engulfed Europe in early 2009, Polish private equity veterans Ryszard Wojtkowski, Aleksander Kacprzyk and Piotr Noceń were gasping from some seemingly bad choices of their own.

How Resource Partners made tracks in Eastern Europe

"We very much believed in our midcap, co-financing model in Eastern Europe, and we decided to give it a try at the worst possible moment"

AXA Private Equity and Resource Partners acquire Delic-Pol S.A.

Resource Partners, consumer-focused investor in CEE, and AXA Private Equity, the leading European diversified private equity firm, announce today that they have acquired Delic-Pol S.A.

Together with AXA Private Equity we took over Delicpol

This transaction is another step in our cooperation with AXA Private Equity that started in May 2010 by creating a strategic partnership in Central and Eastern Europe.

Another Resource Partners investment in the Polish food sector

Funds under the management and advisory of Resource Partners have signed an agreement to investment in Delic-Pol S.A.

We invested in Delicpol

We signed an investment agreement with Delicpol. Closing of the transaction depends on the decision of Poland's Anti-Monopoly Authority.

Resource Partners increase assets under management and advisory to EUR293m

Resource Partners increase assets under management and advisory to €293m in its maiden fund.

Our first fund REEEP I manages EUR 293.4 million

In the first two years we invested in six companies and supported three of them in M&A transactions and market consolidation. In total we have invested EUR80 million of our own funds, as well as offered EUR40 million of co-investment opportunities to our Limited Partners.

We acquired Good Food

With the support of the Management of Good Food, we bought through a secondary buyout, Good Food from its previous owner Avallon MBO Fund.

Secondary buy-out of Good Food S.A. by a private equity fund

Resource Partners funds, supported by the Management of Good Food, bought out the Company from the current owner AVALLON MBO FUND.

AXA Private Equity and Resource Partners in joint investment for SIA Baltkom TV

AXA Private Equity, the leading European diversified private equity firm, and Resource Partners, one of Poland’s preeminent private equity advisers, have together acquired a majority stake in SIA Baltkom TV (Baltkom), Latvia’s largest cable television operator. This transaction represents the first joint investment by AXA Private Equity and Resource Partners, who entered into a strategic partnership in May 2010.

Together with AXA Private Equity we invested in Baltkom TV

Jointly we acquired the majority stake of SIA Baltcom, the largest Latvian cable television provider. This was the first joint investment by AXA Private Equity and us. Baltkom TV was established in 1991 in Riga. It is the largest cable television provider in Latvia. It offers analogue and interactive digital TV, high-speed internet and fixed line telephone services in 15 cities, with Riga being the major one. Baltcom has a next-generation network (NGN) and offers broadband internet and HD digital television.

Zielony Market to open 15 new stores in 2011.

SPS Handel opened its 41st store in Kowale Oleckie. It the first ouf of 15 new openings planned for 2011.

CM Mavit: Fund became majority shareholder

One of the founders and shareholders decided to sell its shares in Centrum Medyczne Mavit to the funds advised by Resource Partners. As a result of the transaction the funds increased its shareholding to 67% with the remaining shares owned by the CEO Andrzej Mądrala.

Portalspozywczy.pl published an article about our investment in Zielony Market

Our portfolio company, SPS Handel, has just opened its 41stZielony Market store in Kowale Oleckie in Poland’s Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. This is the first of a planned 15 store openings for this year.

We became the majority stakeholder in CM Mavit

The previous co-owner of CM Mavit sold its stake. In 2010, we signed a capital increase agreement, according to which we took a 30% stake. After one of the two owners of the company sold us his stake, we have become the majority owner with 67% of shares.

Resource Partners: We are planning to acquire relevant retail networks

Funds advised by Resource Partners will suport SPS Handel in taking active part in consolidation of the Polish retail and distribution market. We are interested in both small and large retail chains. We have already identified several potential targets – says Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Partner of Resource Partners.

Resource Partners: Melvit is plannning aquistion in the Baltics

Private equity funds from Resource Partners group will invest PLN 30m in Melvit – producer of groats and cereals. The money will be used for acquisitions in Poland and Baltics.

Portalspozywczy.pl published an article about our investment in Melvit

Resource Partners will invest PLN30 million in a producer of groats and flakes –Melvit. The funds will be used for M&As in Poland and the Baltic countries.

Portalspozywczy.pl published an article about our investment in SPS Handel

"We will help our portfolio company, SPS Handel, to take part in the rapid consolidation of the Polish retail and wholesale market. We are interested in large and small retail networks, and we are looking at some potential targets," said Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Partner of Resource Partners, in an interview with Portalspozywczy.pl

Resource Partners will invest in SPS Handel S.A.

Funds managed by Resource Partners signed an investment agreement to participate in a capital increase in SPS Handel S.A. (“SPS”) in exchange for PLN 60 million investment.

Resource Partners will invest in Melvit S.A.

Funds managed by Resource Partners signed an investment agreement to participate in a capital increase in Melvit S.A. (“Melvit”) in exchange for PLN 30 million investment.

We are the majority shareholder in Interchem

We signed an investment agreement to acquire shares and increase capital in Interchem. Interchem S.A. Group was established in 1996. Since 2000 the company has been developing its network of “Aster” drugstores. Currently, the network includes 119 shops, mainly in the northeastern Poland, located in small and medium towns. The company is also one of the largest wholesalers in household and personal care products.

We invested in Melvit S.A.

We signed an investment agreement to participate in a capital increase in Melvit according to which we will invest PLN30 million and acquire a significant minority stake. Established in 1998,Melvit S.A. specializes in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of loose food ingredients such as groats, rice, flakes and flour. Products are offered under two brands: Melvit and Szczytno Premium, both in the traditional and modern trade.

We invested in SPS Handel S.A.

We signed an investment agreement to participate in a capital increase in SPS Handel under which which we will invest PLN60 million and acquire a significant minority of shares.

Resource Partners invested in the development of MAVIT Medical Center

Funds managed by Resource Partners participated in the capital increase and acquired a 30% equity stake in Centrum Medyczne MAVIT Sp. z o.o.

Carlyle spin-out Resource closes debut fund

Carlyle spin-out Resource Partners has reached a third close on its debut fund on €158m against a target of €150m. The fund, CEE' s only first-time fund to raise money in 2009, overcame market negativity to reach a €51m first close last October and a second close on €102m in May this year.

Unquote.com published an article about us

Resource Partners, a private equity fund created by a former Carlyle Group team, has just closed the third transaction of its debut fund. The fund will manage EUR158 million, EUR8 million more than planned.

We took a 30% share in CM Mavit

We signed an investment agreement to participate in a capital increase in Melvit, under which we acquired 30% of shares.

Resource Partners is looking for mid-cap opportunities

The newest private equity fund has PLN 1.2 billion for investments in the retail and consumer sector. We are interested in supporting growth of the companies rather than taking them over, says Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Partner of the Fund.

Puls Biznesu published an article about us

A new player on the private equity market has PLN1.2 billion to spend in consumer products sector. "We don't want to take over companies, we want to support their development," said Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Partner of the Fund.

AXA Private Equity formed a partnership with us

AXA Private Equity, the leading European private equity firm, announced a strategic partnership with us. The goal of the partnership is investing in opportunities across Central and Eastern Europe. AXA Private Equity will commit EUR51 million to the funds managed by us.

AXA Private Equity announces collaboration with Resource Partners to expand in Central and Eastern Europe

AXA Private Equity, the leading European diversified private equity firm, today announces a strategic partnership with Resource Partners, one of Poland’s preeminent private equity advisers, to invest in opportunities across Central and Eastern Europe. AXA Private Equity will commit €51 million to the funds managed by Resource Partners.

Unquote published an article about us

Resource Partners, a private equity created by a group of experts from The Carlyle Group, is closing its debut fund with the target of EUR200 million.

EBRD and Rabobank set up new private equity fund

The EBRD and Rabobank Group are teaming up to support businesses with private equity financing during this period of tight liquidity by setting up a new private equity fund – Resource Eastern European Equity Partners I, LP. The Fund will have first close of €51 million and will focus primarily on investing in mid-cap businesses in Poland, as well as in other EU member states in central and south-eastern Europe.

CEE - Carlyle spinout Resource Partners attracts soft commitments

Resource Partners, the CEE private equity team spawned by Carlyle Group's attempt to set up shop in the region, is believed to be nearing a first close for its EUR 200m debut fund.