Investee Company – Radio PLUS (Poland)
Investee Company Business Type – Commercial Radio Broadcaster
Type of Financing – Expansion
Equity Providers – Dresdner Kleinwort Capital
Equity Leader (Individual) – Roger de Bazelaire, regional director of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital
Debt Providers – N/A
Debt Type – N/A
Debt Leader (Individual) – N/A
Equity Amount – €5.4 million ($5 million)
Total Deal Value – €5.4 million ($5 million)
Other Advisors – N/A
Comments – Radio PLUS, Polands third largest commercial radio station, has secured €5.4 million in expansion capital. The funding was provided by Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, through its Emerging Europe Fund in partnership with the Catholic Church of Poland and the station’s founding investor Prokom Investments.
Headquarted in Nowy Sacz, Poland, Radio PLUS comprises of an advertising agency; a programming company and a platform of 25 local radio stations located in most of the major urban areas in Poland, including Warsaw. The radio broadcasts universal music and news programmes targeting the 25-45 year age group and addresses both local and national advertising markets.
Radio PLUS will use the investment to fund the development of the platform which operates under the Radio PLUS brand name and to acquire additional radio assets in the future.
Kazimierz Sowa, CEO of Radio PLUS, said: “Through this funding, Radio PLUS obtains another strong financial partner, next to Prokom Investments, our founding shareholder. Having such prestigious partners is valuable to help us open new avenues for future development. We are confident that a good partnership with our investors will give the Radio a strong and stable position in the media market going forward.”
Regional director based in Poland for Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, Roger de Bazelaire, adds: “In a period of three years, Radio PLUS has established Polands largest national network of local radio stations. Our investment will help Radio PLUS to build on its established brand and technical reach, as well as to take advantage of consolodation opportunities in the Polish radio market.”