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Highlander Partners Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Transformer Assets in Poland

December 21, 2012 – Private equity investment firm Highlander Partners announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition from Polimex-Mostostal S.A. of the assets of its medium voltage industrial transformers division based in the city of Łódź, Poland. The manufacturing and repair business was contributed to a new company named ZREW Transformatory as a part of the transaction.

Highlander Partners, an American investment firm with an active presence in Central Europe, focuses on investments in middle-market manufacturing and service companies that participate in promising sectors, such as the Polish energy sector. The ZREW transformers business has been in continuous operation for almost 50 years and has developed deep experience in serving the needs of diverse clients not only in the energy generation and production fields, but also in a variety of industrial, manufacturing and other applications. While maintaining deep roots in the local Polish market, ZREW Transformatory serves clients throughout Central and Eastern Europe with flexible and customized offerings of products and services.

About Highlander Partners
Highlander Partners is a Dallas-based (Texas, USA) private investment firm specializing in long term investments into middle-market businesses. Established in 2004 by partners who have committed over $400 million of principal funds for direct private equity investments, the firm has a flexible and rapid decision making process free from many restrictions of typical institutional investors. The firm typically invests in companies operating in targeted industries that allow the principals of the firm leverage their significant operating and investing experience.

Highlander Partners opened its Central European office in September 2008 to capitalize on the vibrant growth of entrepreneurship in the region by bringing its investment philosophy and experience to private equity projects in Poland and other new member states of the EU. To our business partners in Central Europe, we bring all of the competitive advantages of Highlander Partners—including flexibility, agility and long-term outlook—through a local team with many years of experience in value creation in the region.

For more information about Highlander Partners, please visit
www.highlander-partners.com.

Media contact
Artur Łakomiec
Highlander Partners
direct: +48 22 445 03 40
email: alakomiec@highlander-partners.com