7L invests in European countries of Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria and the republics of former Yugoslavia. 7L targets the following sectors: branded goods and services, particularly in nondurable goods; communications including publishing, television and mobile phones; and technology and applications, specifically hard- and soft-ware. 7L invests EUR 3.0-10.0 million in equity and equity-related instruments into growing local companies and cross-border expansions, and has the capacity to execute buy-outs as well. Focus is on rapidly growing markets, established brands, high-margin products, and regional and western technologies and applications. Companies must apply proven business models, have expansion potential to several national markets, and show short-term prospects of significant growth in revenue and profitability. Alignment of interest is sought with strong management teams, and exits are structured after a holding period of 3-7 years.
7L is managed by 7L Capital Partners, an independent Athens-based private equity firm founded in 2003, with local teams in each target country. The 7L team has managed multiple funds in South-East Europe.