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 […]

    The Bulgarian VC ecosystem


    A truly informative video on Structural Funds’ contribution in building a VC ecosystem in Bulgaria.

    Private Equity Scorecard Approach: Quality versus Myth

    Empower Capital’s team is honored to have its paper on a proprietary valuation method called PESA™  (Private Equity Scorecard Approach), published by the Journal of Private Equity Spring, 2018. PESA™  (Private Equity Scorecard Approach) is the result of Empower Capital’s efforts to increase the equity value of fund’s portfolio companies by providing a long-term strategic direction […]

    Participation at the SuperReturn Middle East Conference


    Empower Capital was represented by its CEO, Mr. Elvin Guri, at the SuperReturn Middle East Conference, which is part of the SuperReturn Series – the world’s leading private equity events. The conference took place in Abu Dhabi on 22 – 24 October 2017.  The session’s topic was “ Capturing frontier markets opportunity“. Empower Capital was also […]

    Elvin Guri, CEO of Empower Capital, on Bulgarian Entrepreneurial Environment


    “The small size of the [Bulgarian] market doesn’t reflect the level of companies’ competence and sophistication,” says Mr Elvin Guri, founder of Empower Capital, one of few Bulgarian venture capital funds. Early-stage companies in Bulgaria are struggling due to a shortage of funding, but their untapped potential may be released with effective incentivising by the […]

    Operating Partner at Empower Capital Stanislav Nikolaev on Acquisition in Bulgaria


    CEE Legal Matters reports on the new acquisition by Mundus Services – VM Automation. VM Automation offers complete engineering including investment consulting, technical management, design, supply and installation of complex solutions, and commissioning, warranty and post warranty maintenance of equipment. The acquisition of the company will allow Mundus Services to further develop its service portfolio, […]

    Bulgaria’s JEREMIE experiment


    As the pilot JEREMIE programme for funding startups in Bulgaria wraps up its first stage, inventures takes a look at what has been achieved and what is yet to come. Back in 2011, “startup” was not even much of a concept in Bulgaria and to speak of an ecosystem would have been quite a stretch. […]

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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