Griffin Capital Partners is the new name of the rebranded investment and asset manager Griffin Real Estate. By changing its name and revising its visual identity, the company wants to highlight the shift to private equity that has taken place in Griffin’s investment strategy over the last years.
“As the most active and innovative investor in the region in the last 15 years, our name has been recognized not only in Poland but also in the CEE market. While our activities were mostly connected to the real estate sector, our investment strategy has been moving forward in recent years, creating operational platforms related to real estate, and expanding our range of investments into pure private equity. Although we are proud of our long track record and the multiple innovative concepts that we have introduced to the Polish real estate market, we want our name to truly reflect the broadened scope of our company – private equity, real estate and our skilled team of experts”, said Maciej Dyjas, Managing Partner at Griffin Capital Partners.
“Private equity has always been a part of Griffin’s DNA, but recently we have decided to expand this pillar of our activity even further. In recent years we have been involved in acquisitions and became investors in: Proservice, a fintech platform; ITK-Avenga, an IT outsourcing company; and SMYK, a leading Central European child/family-oriented retailer and e-commerce business. Our recent purchase of a major stake in PAD-RES, a leading developer in the clean energy asset space in Poland, is a good example of the direction in which we are heading. Looking ahead, we want our name to reflect our future oriented mindset”, said Nebil Senman, Managing Partner at Griffin Capital Partners.
The gross asset value of Griffin managed investments across eleven actively run platforms exceeds €5 billion, with total invested equity of over €2.5 billion. The company operates both in the private equity and real estate markets, functioning as an investment and capital manager. It sources investment targets of interest and opportunity areas, with a special focus on Poland, finding capital and strategic partners. Together with them, it carries out acquisitions and, from that moment on, becomes the entity managing the whole process - from acquisition, through value creation and, eventually, on to exit.
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