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Mid Europa Partners acquires Zabka in €400m deal


Mid Europa Partners (MEP), a leading private equity group focused on Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to pay €400m for Zabka Polska, the company behind Poland’s largest chain of convenience stores. The seller was Penta, the Czech private equity firm.

Zabka Polska has about 2,400 Zabka stores and 55 Freshmarket grocery stores.

Zbigniew Rekusz, Partner at Mid Europa Partners and head of its Warsaw Office, said MEP was “highly impressed with the Zabka management team’s track record of delivering strong financial performance... [and] rapid expansion in the Polish retail market”, adding the group would “support Zabka’s further growth both organically and through acquisitions”.

MEP owns Lux-Med, Poland’s number one private healthcare provider.

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