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Innova Capital agrees to acquire 100% of Romania's Optiplaza

Author Mario Tanev
Innova Capital agrees to acquire 100% of Romania's Optiplaza Photo: Optiplaza / All rights reserved.

BUCHAREST (Romania), July 25 (SeeNews) - The funds managed by private equity firm Innova Capital have signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Romanian optical retailer Optiplaza for an undisclosed price, Innova Capital said.

"Innova will follow through with plans for further development of Optiplaza, including ongoing improvement of the product offering and customer experience as well as expansion of the current retail network in Romania," Innova Capital said in a statement on Tuesday.

The deal is subject to approval by Romania's competition authority.

This is Innova Capital's second agreement for acquisition of a Romanian optical retailer, after the private equity company agreed earlier this month to acquire 100% of Optical Network. This deal is also subject to clearance by the competition authority.

Optical Network and Optiplaza are the two biggest companies on the Romanian optical retail market, according to Innova Capital.

Optiplaza owns two retail chains of eyewear - Optiplaza and Optica Express, with 42 stores in the country.

Optical Network operates 55 stores nationwide under two brands: OPTIblu and Klarmann.

Innova Capital has raised six investment funds totalling 1.1 billion euro ($1.2 million), with almost 50 investments across 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. 

($ = 0.8944 euro)