Warsaw, 17 September, 2015. CVC Capital Partners ("CVC"), one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, is opening an office in Poland, extending its global network to 23 offices. Krzysztof Krawczyk, a seasoned Central and Eastern European ('CEE') investor, will join CVC in October as Head of Poland and will be based in Warsaw. The office opening follows the recent agreement to invest in PKP Energetyka, the energy unit of the Polish National Railways (PKP).

Krzysztof Krawczyk joins from Innova Capital, one of the leading mid-market private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe, where he was managing partner. He has 18 years of experience in private equity and a proven track record in numerous transactions throughout CEE. He is a Vice President and Treasurer of Polish Private Equity Association and co-founded and co-chaired its LBO Committee.

István Szoke, Partner and Head of CEE for CVC, said: "Following our recent investment in PKP Energetyka, I am delighted that we will now have a direct presence in Warsaw, further demonstrating our long term commitment to Poland and the broader region. Krzysztof has a wealth of experience across Central and Eastern Europe and he will play a significant role in helping to further enhance our position in the region."

Krzysztof Krawczyk said: "I am very pleased to be joining a firm as successful as CVC with such deep expertise across geographies and industries. I am looking forward to working with István and his team as we continue to identify opportunities in the local market."