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Agros Nova

Status
Realised
Country
Poland
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry
Aug-10
Exit
Oct-15
Fund
IK 2007

Diversified leader in processed food and non-carbonated beverages

Agros Nova is the market leader in both the fruit and vegetable preserves and ready-made food segments including jams, ketchup, tomato paste, sauces, ready meals, soups and frozen foods. The company also ranks third in the non-carbonated beverages market including juices, nectars and fruit drinks.

Headquartered in Warsaw, Agros Nova is a top three player in all three of its operational business segments, comprising fruit and vegetable reserves, ready-made food and non-carbonated beverages. The company operates its manufacturing plants in central Poland, offering a wide range of quality products to all major retail outlets across the country.

In August 2010, Agros Nova was acquired by the IK 2007 Fund. Agros Nova’s preserves and ready-made food businesses which include Lowicz, Kotlin, Krakus, Wloclawek and Fruktus brands, two factories, and related private label products sold to Maspex in July 2015. Maspex also acquired non-carbonated beverages brand Tarczyn and Dr Witt, a functional products brand. Remaining parts of Agros Nova’s non-carbonated beverages segment, including brands Fortuna, Garden and Pysio, was sold to Polmlek Sp. z o.o in October 2015.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Leverage the portfolio of strong consumer brands to facilitate organic growth;
  • Achieve a number of operational improvements; and
  • Consolidate market position via buy-and-build opportunities.