Polish Enterprise Fund VI, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, has sold its remaining 34.4% stake in Novaturas, the largest tour operator in the Baltic States, through a series of secondary transactions on Nasdaq Baltic. The transactions generated gross proceeds of EUR 4.9 million.
Novaturas was established in 1999 and soon became the most widely recognized tour operator in the Baltics. In 2007, Enterprise Investors acquired a 71% stake in the firm investing in its further growth. The company’s first-rate reliability and reputation, together with the Baltic States’ good macroeconomic position and growing consumption, have helped Novaturas become the number one market player in the region. Today it is the leading tour operator in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, both in terms of sales value and passenger volumes.
The company uses diverse and complementary distribution channels – it works with over 400 travel agencies, including all the major ones in the Baltics and more than 60 in Belarus. Novaturas also operates its own stores in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and is developing an e-commerce channel. In 2019, the company reached EUR 179.9 million in revenues, with EBITDA of EUR 4.4 million.