Ivailo Gospodinov

Managing Partner, BlackPeak Capital

Ivailo Gospodinov

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Panel: Bulgarian Venture Capital Landscape

M Dr. Plamen Russev Evgeny Angelov Hristo Hristov Ivailo Gospodinov Teodor Radonov Martin Gikov Daniel Tomov

Together with Rossen Ivanov, Ivailo founded BlackPeak Capital in 2014 with the ambition to invest in innovative business models and to support the most dynamic small and mid-size enterprises. Currently BlackPeak Capital has EUR 150m under management and is recognised as one of the leading providers of growth equity in the region.

Ivailo's responsibility is to build and execute deals in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia and to support the investee companies in their growth strategy. Within its mandate the fund has executed 16 deals in the region in the past 8 years. Being a hands-on investor Ivailo and his team take the lead in all aspects of the in-organic growth strategy of the companies.

Ivailo brings a wealth of experience to the fund in his various capacities over the last 25 years. He has been an audit and corporate finance manager with Andersen and E&Y and was the managing partner in Raiffeisen Investment for Bulgaria, executing numerous M&A transactions in CEE.

About BlackPeak Capital:

BlackPeak Capital was established in 2014 and targets growth equity investments of €5-15 million in fast-growing SMEs in Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. BlackPeak Capital’s second fund, BlackPeak Southeast Europe Growth Equity Fund, focuses on partnering with the region’s outstanding entrepreneurs who have the ambition to build world-class companies based on continued innovation, organic growth, and add-on acquisitions. BlackPeak Capital remains committed to making a significant positive economic, social, and environmental impact.

BlackPeak Southeast Europe Growth Equity Fund is backed by the European Investment Fund under the COSME and JEREMIE programs, the European Union under the Equity Facility for Growth established under Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European Parliament, Invest BG, the EBRD, the IFC, and other European private institutional investors. For more information, please visit www.blackpeak-capital.com.

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