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The team

Investment Criteria

Empower Capital’s ideal target company has a profitable track record, strong ownership profile with undisputed personal and business integrity. It has potential for leadership position, revenue growth and competitively advantaged business model alongside solid financial reporting.

We find it particularly attractive if the company is managed by an experienced team, presents opportunities for vertical and/or horizontal integration, and regional expansion, and generates annual turnover in the range EUR 3 – 25 million.


Putting Private Equity Scorecard Approach to Work.


Empower Capital’s team is honored to have a second paper on a proprietary valuation method called PESA™ (Private Equity Scorecard Approach), published by the Journal of Private Equity Fall, 2018. The theoretical model of Private Equity Scorecard Approach (PESA™), introduced an article in the Spring 2018 issue of The Journal of Private Equity (“Private Equity […]

Private Equity’s Role in Delivering the SDGs


The EMPEA ESG Community expressed interest in understanding how to approach the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of private equity in emerging markets. An SDG Working Group was formed to lead the development of a report that would provide guidance to GPs and LPs actively investing in emerging markets. A wide variety of PE firms, […]

Participation at Balkans M&A and Private Equity Forum


Elvin Guri, CEO of Empower Capital, participated at the Balkans M&A and Private Equity Forum organized by MergerMarket. The conference took place in Belgrade on 05th June 2018.  The topic of discussion was ‘ Taking advantage of the untapped M&A and Private Equity opportunities in the Balkans’. As keynote speaker, Mr. Guri, presented the case study […]

Participation at the IT Hub Connect Conference


Empower Capital was represented by its CEO, Elvin Guri, at the IT Hub Connect Conference, as part of the Bulgarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. The conference took place in Sofia on 26-27 March 2018.  The session’s topic was ‘Innovations, Investments, and Regulations in the IT sector’. The panel discussed opportunities for bringing know-how, expertise and […]

Empower Capital Exits MammothDB to MariaDB®, Global Leader in Open Source Database Technologies

Today, MariaDB Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, announced that it has acquired enterprise analytics database company MammothDB for an undisclosed sum. Through the acquisition, MariaDB expands its European presence with a new office in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grows its global engineering and consulting talent and technology portfolio to further strengthen […]

Associated partners

This publication has been produced with the assistance of Operational Programme „Development of the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy” 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of EMPOWER Capital Fund Coöperatief U.A. and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the European Union