Value Quest seeks partners which share Value Quest’s values. We invest essentially in teams and their potential, as it is predominantly human capital which determines the success of an investment.
We have experience in each of the following areas and are looking forward to cooperating with:
Entrepreneurs who need funds for the development of their own businesses and look for a long-term business partner;
Entrepreneurs who develop innovative and capital-intensive technologies with public funding and look for partners that can co-finance their projects;
Managers who wish to acquire the companies they run;
Managers who intend to buy out a company or to invest in a well selected project;
Private company owners who have decided to devote the rest of their lives to passions unrelated to business;
Companies and company owners who are in distress due to insufficient financial liquidity or other temporary problems;
Companies that wish to sell their non-core assets;
International companies who, for various reasons, have decided to scale down or close their activity in Poland;
Each company is unique and requires an individual approach.
Value Quest Value Quest is characterized by a flexible approach to each investment project. However, we bring a proven approach and process to each investment:
All information received by Value Quest is safe. Yet for company owners and managers to feel more comfortable, prior to sharing their expertise and plans we sign a non-disclosure agreement, which legally binds us not to disclose the data to any third parties.
We believe that a company’s greatest value lies in its people. We want to get to know our future partners well and give them an opportunity to get to know us. We attempt to truly comprehend the proposed project in numerous meetings, so that at the final stage of the process we can offer terms and conditions that will enable us to achieve our, and our partners’, long term goals. Based on the meetings and the acquired information, we prepare a development plan and the company’s or project’s financial model. We analyze all possible risks and their potential impact on the venture’s success.
A business plan and/or a financial model are the basis for carrying out further analysis and for agreeing on the terms of cooperation. Once we are convinced that we have the knowledge required to progress mutually beneficial discussions, we present the company with a non-binding offer, which determines the key terms of cooperation, such as: company valuation, transaction structure, shareholders’ rights and other criteria specific for a given company.
After acceptance of the initial offer, Value Quest engages advisors to carry out due diligence. This stage involves verifying the operational, financial and legal situation of the company. Based on the results, Value Quest decides whether to present the company with a binding offer or determines what changes should be considered.
The process of negotiations is finalized when the terms presented in the binding offer are accepted. Next, both parties sign the investment contract and complete the business arrangements, with Value Quest providing the funds required.
Achieving our return on investment is possible only by means of selling our stake or creating liquidity through a public listing. Having achieved the desired increase in value, Value Quest exits the investment, always taking into consideration the best interest of the company and its remaining owners. The most frequent forms of exit are sale of the stake to a strategic or financial investor, IPOs or sale of our stake to the company’s remaining owners. When agreed together, a strategic sale will also be considered.
After many years of working together as an investment group, the Value Quest team has begun its independent investment activities in 2016. VQ has a pipeline of investments it is considering, born of its experience and relationships built across time in the Polish business community.
To date, VQ has invested in and cooperates with the management boards of the following companies:
The company designs, develops and produces advanced radio communication systems used by secret services, the police and the army. The best quality of the products renders them marketable around the globe. Secom is the first investment made by the Value Quest.
The company owns & operates the river Port of Kedzierzyn Kozle, located in the hart of most industrialized part of Poland. KKT’s mission is to transform the port into modern and efficient handling & storage facility for containers, liquid and dry bulk cargo.
TTcomm (exited in June 2019)
TTcomm is supplier of satellite services in Poland and Germany. Based on advanced and unique infrastructure, the company provides services to commercial and public entities.
The company develops and manages self-service car wash chain. Its facilities are caracterized by the highest wash quality, complete offer including additional services and products, many payment methods and convenient locations.
Our goal is to build the largest car wash network in CEE.
Ceramika Podkarpacka is a producer of high-quality ceramic blocks.
The production takes place in one of the most technologically advanced facility in both Poland and Europe. Owing to VQ’s investment, the production profile of the factory was switched from roof tiles and clinker bricks into ceramic blocks.
Marketlab is a leading Polish retail tech vendor. The Company develops solutions within two key areas: (i) shelf digitization and (ii) automated retail.
Marketlab enables retailers to better operate everyday and improve consumers’ shopping experience. The Company has already been trusted by many local and international market players.
Szop24 is a modern approach to automated sales. The Company develops and operates a network of smart vending machines equipped with state-of-the-art technological solutions from Marketlab which enable a change in the traditional shopping experience of the vending customer and full operational control over the managed machines parc.
Szop24’s vending machines are located especially in large workplaces and high traffic points.