Oriens is an independent privately-owned industrial holding focusing on private equity investments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia


9

companies

EUR 450m

consolidated revenues

3400

employees

17

year long history


History


Oriens was established in 2007. The core of the founding team, Krisztián Orbán, Flóra Macher, and Zsuzsa Delikát, has worked together ever since. Throughout the early years, we could rely on the immeasurable support of Ambassador George Herbert Walker, without whom there would be no Oriens today. We were also privileged to count on the financial and moral support of Peter Holtzer and the advice of John C. Whitehead.

Since 2010, Oriens has been acquiring medium-sized companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary and turned them into successful large ones. We have lifted these companies over the inflection point between a personality-led organization and an institutionalized one. We have thus debottlenecked the companies and facilitated their fast growth.

Currently, we own nine companies, all of which are considerably bigger than upon acquisition. We are also proud that all of the original owners are happy with the development of their former company.

Team


We pride ourselves on being intellectually honest, open to learning from others and speaking our minds. Also, we are all down-to-earth people who do not shy away from some supposedly low-value-added work. In short, we are owners, not professional service providers.


Founder and managing partner of Oriens, member of the Investment Committee

MBA from MIT Sloan, MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


Partner at Oriens, member of the Investment Committee

MSc with distinction and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest


Director, Head of Research, member of the Investment Committee

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest


Associate Director

MSc with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science


Associate Director

MSc from Comenius University in Bratislava


Vice President

MSc with distinction from Corvinus University of Budapest and from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University


Vice President

MASc from MIT School of Engineering


Vice President

MPhil from University of Cambridge


Associate

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest and from University College Dublin


Associate

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest and from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez


Associate

MSc with distinction from Sciences Po Strasbourg and from Charles University in Prague


Associate

MScBA with distinction from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University


Senior Analyst

MSc from University of Economics in Prague


Senior Analyst

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest and from University College Dublin


Senior Analyst

MSc from Czech Technical University in Prague


Senior Analyst

MSc from University of Economics in Prague


Analyst

MSc from Charles University in Prague


Analyst

BSc degree from Charles University in Prague


Financial and Fund Administration Manager

MSc from Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]


Recruitment Expert

MSc from Budapest University of Technology and Economics


Recruitment Specialist

MSc from University of Pécs


Controlling Manager

MA from Budapest Business School,
Chartered Auditor - Chamber of Hungarian Auditors


Financial and Fund Administration Manager

Msc from Corvinus University of Budapest,
Certified Public Accountant from Budapest Business School


Office Manager

BA from Budapest Business School


Financial Associate


Audit and Accounting Specialist

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest


Office Manager

MSc from Charles University in Prague


Our Companies


ADK is one of the worldwide leaders in high-end modular construction. Situated in Germany, the company provides turn-key solutions for laboratories, hospitals, operating theatres and intensive care units, senior homes, and high security administrative buildings.

ADK

CEAH is a CEE-based group of companies, providing complex portfolio of services in industrial automation. As a whole, CEAH is able to provide end-to-end, turnkey industrial automation solutions from machine building, engineering services, control systems to intralogistics. Combined experience includes automotive, pharmaceuticals, food or electronics manufacturing industries.

The group consists of the following closely cooperating specialist companies:

CEAH

Flosman is a leading Czech proximity retailer with stores in exceptional rural locations in the Czech Republic.

Flosman

GASTRO-MENU EXPRESS is a traditional Czech producer of delicacies, spreads and fish products supplying large supermarket chains as well as the retail network.

Gastro Menu-Express

Moravia Containers is a leading player in the European modular building industry with a capacity of up to 8,000 units per year. It produces fully equipped modular building systems with versatile use for civil, social and industrial needs. The modularity of the company’s building system allows for full tailoring to customers' needs in terms of size, internal equipment, and necessary accessories – with any number of modules.

Moravia Containers

A deep-frozen bakery franchise operator covering Hungary (no. 2 player), Croatia (no. 3), Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia with 2,200 points of sale.

Pek Snack

Sanborn is a well-established CNC machining company offering high quality precision parts. Sanborn supplies components for the world’s leading manufacturers of generators and turbines, energy companies, heating plants and manufacturers of diesel engines.

Pek Snack

Tom Market is the leading independent Hungarian franchise network of convenience stores.

Tom Market

Transsystem is a leading Polish provider of turnkey automated material handling solutions mostly for the tire manufacturing market and general intralogistics automation. With a highly qualified workforce, Transsystem has been delivering projects globally in more than 50 countries.

Transsystem




Investment Strategy


Oriens acquires 100% stakes in companies with a strong market position. We tend to take over from retiring owners who want to make sure that their companies have a stable and independent future, which also protects their employees. Oriens solidifies these companies’ systems and processes and places them on a path of organic growth as well as acquisitions.

Investment Criteria


  • Full buy-out (100%)
  • Sales of at least EUR 10m and up to EUR 100m
  • EBITDA of at least EUR 2m and up to EUR 15m

Historically, we have purchased companies both below and above these thresholds, and will continue to do so if there is a strong strategic fit with our plans.

Environmental, Social, Governance


Oriens, as a leading investor in the Central Eastern European region, has the responsibility to invest in companies which positively contribute to global sustainability goals. To enable this, sustainability goals are well integrated into all phases of our investment processes. Oriens considers ESG criteria and sustainability opportunities in the initial phase of the investment process and we incorporate these factors in our due diligence processes as well. Regular post-investment monitoring is also an important part of our responsible investment activities.

Showing our commitment to sustainability issues, Oriens became a PRI signatory in 2021.

Sustainability-related disclosures: Disclosure 1, Disclosure 2

Our investment policy

Career


About Oriens
Oriens is a fast-growing investment firm with activities in Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary, supported by some of the most prestigious international institutional investors and some of the world’s wealthiest families. Our private equity funds have delivered industry beating returns by taking full control in established companies valued at around EUR 10-15 million and making them grow. Oriens’s assets under management is growing fast and we are seeking new analysts as fully-fledged members of our team both in our Prague and Budapest offices.

The ideal candidate:
  • has at least a bachelor’s degree in business, economics or finance and has maximum 2 years of work experience,
  • possesses strong analytical and quantitative skills,
  • has excellent verbal and written communication skills in either:
    • English and Czech or Slovak; or
    • English and Hungarian and German,
  • is open, curious and committed to continuous learning,
  • has an integral and down-to-earth personality,
  • demonstrates drive for excellence, along with perseverance, and
  • has a desire for a long-term career in private equity.

The responsibilities will include but not limited to:
  • analyzing investment opportunities in Central Europe, mainly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, and Poland,
  • performing financial modelling and analysis, as well as research for investment opportunities,
  • participating in due diligences,
  • taking part in projects aimed at introducing new strategies, plans, processes or solutions in portfolio companies, including travelling to the portfolio companies,
  • liaising with the top and mid-management of one or more portfolio companies to prepare and present regular updates on the company,
  • preparing regular valuation and reporting updates on one or more portfolio companies.

What we can offer:
  • intellectually stimulating and very broad range of work,
  • financial support to obtain a global top10 master’s degree,
  • unique culture of a small, closely-knit team,
  • outstanding attention from the senior colleagues for personal advancement,
  • a long-term career path.

Additional details
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to the following email address: 


About Oriens

Oriens is one of the leading investment firms in Central Eastern Europe with activities in Budapest and Prague. Our private equity funds invest in established companies and enable them to grow very fast.

Oriens is a unique place to work in many respects. First and foremost, it offers an exceptional learning opportunity for people interested in private equity in the region. Being selective to the extremes, we invest in a few companies only and spend a great deal of our time ensuring they become professional, efficient corporations. These companies have so far delivered a spotless record of world class returns. Second, we offer a special blend of local decision-making and Western professionalism. In most companies, one needs to decide whether he/she wants to work in a multinational environment or be close to actual strategic investment decisions. We make no compromises in either.

We are currently looking for a Finance & Controlling Manager in Oriens’ holding finance team in Budapest.

Position: Finance & Controlling Manager
Responsibilities of the new colleague will include but will not be limited to:
  • Preparation and quarterly review of the budgets of the Oriens Funds and holding companies;
  • Active participation in the monthly financial closing of the holding companies and the quarterly closing of the Funds;
  • Participation and controlling support in preparing the Fund reports to investors;
  • Quarterly review of the investment valuations;
  • Active participation in group level liquidity planning, managing and updating the respective reports;
  • Preparation of bank transfers;
  • Review of tax returns (VAT, CIT), support the group level tax planning;
  • Managing and updating the group transfer pricing procedure;
  • Provide administrative support for the acquisition projects (e.g. setting up holding structure, analysing due diligence reports etc.)

The ideal candidate
  • Total 4-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Excellence in project management;
  • Confident, dynamic and assertive personality. Professional demeanor, dedication to hard work, willingness to learn, openness to the world;
  • MA or higher degree
  • Fluent and professional Hungarian AND English in speaking and writing;
  • Czech or Slovak in speaking and writing is a great advantage;
  • Advanced user of MS Office applications

Place of work: Budapest
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to the following email address: 


General inquiries


In case of any inquiries please reach out to: 

Budapest office
József Attila utca 1.
Budapest 1051

Prague office
Masarykovo nábřeží 224/32
Praha 110 00