CEECAT Capital, private equity and private credit investor, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Gomex d.o.o., a leading neighborhood grocery store chain in Serbia. Gomex has approximately 2500 employees and more than 190 retail stores spread across Serbia. The investment will enable Gomex to accelerate its growth and expansion plans in Serbia.
The investment in Gomex is the first in Serbia for CEECAT Capital. With its sale to CEECAT Capital, SEAF South Balkan Fund has sold its last investment in that Fund while Gomex’s founder Mr. Goran Kovačević remains in the company as minority shareholder.
BDK Advokati, alongside Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, advised CEECAT Capital on this transaction. Our team was led by senior partner Vladimir Dašić, and included senior associate Jelena Zelenbaba and junior associates Milan Popović and Tijana Martinović. Senior associate Marija Gligorević assisted in relation to HR issues and new management structure and incentives.