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Awards

The proposed nominees are listed in the six categories: Private Equity Investment of the Year, Venture Capital Investment of the Year, Founder of the Year, Investor of the Year, Exit of the Year and Fundraising of the Year. The Award Committee Members will decide on the final nominees and on the final awards criteria. Join the BestInvest conference and learn who are this year's winners.

Private Equity Investment
of the Year (2019&2020)

Venture Capital Investment
of the Year (2019&2020)

Exit of the Year 2019&2020

prosperus invest
Aminess
Orebic hotels
Laguna Novigrad
Korcula hotels

In November 2020, Prosperus Invest successfully realised the exit from its investment in Dalamacija hoteli, operating under the Aminess brand as the majority shareholder of Korcula hotels and Orebic hotels.

This exit strategy was realised through a trade sale to the strategic partner, Laguna Novigrad, under the ownership of Auctor Holding, a joint partnership of Oleg Uskokovic and J&T Private Equity Group Croatia Investmenst from Prague.

The realisation of this exit strategy is part of the fund investment cycle since Prosperus FGS is nearing the end of its term and has a mandate and a responsabiliy to exit all of its investments. Laguna Novigrad will continue developing Dalmacija hoteli to develop them in one of the leading Croatian hotel groups.

mezzanine
acp
optimapharm
the rohatyn group

Mezzanine Management operates for more than 20 years as the leading mezzanine investor in the CEE region and has recently rebranded Accession Capital Partners (ACP). During the 18-month investment period, Optimapharma significantly scaled up the operations by completing three strategic acquisitions in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Austria, and thereby becoming the leading European company for clinical research trials.

In May 2020,  Mezzanine Management successfully exited its investment in Optimapharm, the leading European biotech company specialized in clinical research trials, through a sale to the US-based private equity fund operating under the Rohatyn Group. Mezzanine Management invested in Optimapharm through its fund AMC Capital IV, and EUR 10 million investment comprised of both mezzanine facility and minority ownership stake.

Fundraising of the Year
(2019&2020)

Founder of the Year 2019&2020

Damir Sabol
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AI
Josip Begic
Lebesgue
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AI
Katarina Pavlovic
DGRoops
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SaaS for Tourism
Matija Kopic
Gideon Brothers
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Robotika & AI
Marijan Mumdziev
Amodo
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InsurTech
Mate Rimac
Rimac Automobili
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Automotive & Electric Vehicle
Roberto Kutic
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Cloud Communication
Izabel Jelenic
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Cloud Communication
Silvio Kutic
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Cloud Communication
Marin Curkovic
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AdTech
Matija Zulj
Agrivi
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AgriTech
Pamela Osman
E-Poets
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Ebooks
Stjepan Buljat
Cognism
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B2B Data specialist

Investor of the Year 2019&2020