Polish Enterprise Fund VII (PEF VII), a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors (EI), announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell 3S, a provider of fiber-optic and data center services for B2B clients, to P4, one of the leading telecom operators in Poland.
- The enterprise value of the transaction is EUR 96 million;
- The transaction is conditional upon obtaining antimonopoly approval.
3S is the owner and operator of a 3,800km-long, best-in-class fiber-optic network connected with a geographically diversified Tier 3 data center cluster. The company operates in a rapidly growing market segment, offering tailor-made telecommunication solutions that include internally developed cloud services to more than 2,800 B2B clients in Poland. It employs over 250 people. In 2015, EI acquired a 76% stake in the company for EUR 21 million. In 2018, 3S generated EUR 20 million in revenues.
“3S is ideally positioned to benefit from the growing demand for data services and the need for high-speed networks in Poland’s metropolitan areas. The company has a strong track record of servicing B2B clients, and its experienced management team is well equipped to drive the company’s growth under the new ownership. I am convinced that 3S will make a fine addition to P4’s offering”, said Rafał Bator, partner at Enterprise Investors responsible for the investment.