Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, will acquire a 36.3% stake in Modular System, the largest Polish manufacturer of multi-function container and modular systems.
- The value of the transaction was undisclosed;
- The transaction is conditional upon obtaining antimonopoly approval.
Modular System is the undisputed market leader in the production of multi-function turnkey containers and modular systems based on the steel frame technology – the winning solution for temporary non-residential structures (e.g. office buildings, portable staff facilities, military containers). In contrast to traditional construction methods, this technology enables swift, flexible deployment at a fixed cost. It also allows for a high degree of prefabrication.
Modular System’s products are reliable, have a wide range of applications and represent good value for money. As a result, the company is developing dynamically and enlarging its geographical footprint in response to the needs of new market niches. Since 2020 Modular System has reaped the benefits of having a well-equipped and highly efficient new production plant in central Poland. The company’s strong market position is reflected by its excellent financial results. Revenues reached EUR 30 million last year, while in 2021 the company plans to almost double that figure.
“Paweł Brudnicki and Mariusz Brudnicki, the company’s founders, are directly responsible for Modular System’s spectacular success. We are convinced that their entrepreneurial approach, extensive sector knowledge and broad experience will allow us to jointly make the best use of the favorable trends in the construction industry and the advantageous macroeconomic conditions,” said EI partner Michał Kędzia, who is responsible for this transaction. “We expect container and modular technologies to increase in popularity in the years to come, translating into a strong demand for this type of construction. We believe Modular System will not only strengthen its leading position in Poland but will become a regional champion,” he added.
“We are proud that our company has attracted a strong PE investor. Thanks to EI’s backing we now plan to grow at an even faster pace, both by entering new markets and by expanding our offering in those sectors and geographies in which we are already present,” said Paweł Brudnicki, CEO of Modular System.
“Enterprise Investors’ strong track record in the construction industry, including the prefabrication segment, was an important factor in our decision-making process. Together, we plan to replicate this success in the utility containers and modular systems sector,” added Mariusz Brudnicki, a vice president at Modular System, who is responsible for sales and business development.