Catalyst Romania is the first private equity and venture capital fund designed for Romania. Initially sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in Europe, Catalyst Romania is mainly funded by the European Investment Fund (EIF), through the JEREMIE initiative, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Catalyst Romania is currently managed by a local team based in Romania and aims to make early stage venture capital investments in Romanian SMEs from the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors, with investments in the range of €200,000 up to €2,000,000. Together with EIF as the largest contributor of Catalyst, there are also other investors in the fund: BT Asset Management (BTAM), a company member of Banca Transylvania, 3TS Capital Partners and some other private investors.
About JEREMIE Initiative (the acronym comes from "Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises" or "Joint European Resources for Micro to medium Enterprises in") is the name used in the programming period 2007-2013 to define financial instruments co-financed by structural funds. In Romania, the Jeremie initiative has been managed by EIF and has benefited from a total contribution of 225 million Euro from the Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” 2007-2013. In Romania, apart from private equity, the JEREMIE initiative has so far supported almost 600 Million Euro in new SME loans through the guarantee facility implemented through three local banks and has recently launched a funded risk sharing instrument operated with four Romanian banks. The financial instruments planned for the programmatic period 2007-2013 have been successfully used. On the official website of the European Investment Fund ( www.eif.org) new instruments supported by different Operational Programmes will be announced (for example the Regional Operational Programme and Competitivity Operational Programme), to present the new available fund-of-funds instruments.
The website of Catalyst Romania has been produced with the assistance of the Sectorial Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” 2007-2013, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Catalyst Romania and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the European Union or the Romanian Government.
Sample Current and Past Technology, Communications and Services Investments
Simartis Telecom SRL
Inteligo Media SA
Green Horse Games
INTELLIGENT IT SRL
Entrepreneurial Investors and Active Business Partners
Partner – Catalyst Romania
Senior Advisor – Catalyst Romania
Partner – Catalyst Ro & 3TS
Partner – 3TS
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