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


6

companies

EUR 250m

consolidated revenues

2000

employees

15

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 priviledged 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 six 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


Vice President

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

MA with distinction from Charles University in Prague


Associate

BA from Corvinus University of Budapest


Associate

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


Senior Analyst

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


Senior Analyst

MScBA with distinction from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University


Senior Analyst

MSc from University of Economics in Prague


Analyst

MSc from Corvinus University of Budapest and from University College Dublin


Analyst

BA from University of Economics in Prague


Controlling 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 Assistant

BA from Budapest Business School


Recruitment Specialist

Bsc from Kodolányi János University and from Milton Friedman University


Finance Associate

BA from Eötvös Loránd University


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

Moravia Containers is the undisputed leader of Czech modular construction manufacturing. It owns three experienced manufacturers in the field of residential and sanitary containers and modular constructions known as:

Moravia Containers

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

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

Pek Snack

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

Tom Market

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

Flosman

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


We are always on the lookout for individuals who are smart, honest and down-to-earth. If you are about to graduate or have a few years of full-time work experience, and are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and cover letter to: hr@oriensim.com

General inquiries


In case of any inquiries please reach out to: info@oriensim.com

Budapest office
József Attila utca 1.
Budapest 1051

Prague office
Ovocný trh 573/12
Praha 110 00