Alinda to Acquire Polish Broadcast Towers Company Emitel
December 2, 2013
Investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners have agreed to acquire 100% of Emitel, the leading television and radio broadcast infrastructure provider in Poland.
Alinda is acquiring Emitel from Montagu Private Equity, Innova Capital, Value4Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Emitel broadcasts television and radio signals nationwide under long-term contracts with television and radio channels, including the government-owned TV and radio channels. Emitel is the sole broadcaster of digital terrestrial television signals in Poland, and is leading the introduction of digital radio. The company owns 377 towers in Poland. Emitel is growing its telecom infrastructure business, utilising its attractive tower locations for mobile network operators’ equipment.
“We are delighted to be investing in Emitel,” said Chris Beale, Alinda’s Managing Partner. “We have been impressed by Emitel’s growth and results to date and are excited by the prospects for further growth. We look forward to working with Emitel’s management team to support their ongoing development of the company.”
Przemysław Kurczewski, CEO of Emitel, said: “We very much look forward to the next phase of development of the company under the ownership of Alinda, a global investor with a great record of investment in infrastructure assets.”
Additional information concerning Emitel is available on its website at
The acquisition closed on February 12, 2014