3TS – A Leading European Tech Growth Capital Investor
3TS Capital Partners is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. 3TS provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totaling over €400 million include EIF, Erste Group, Tesi, Cisco, OTP, EBRD, AWS, Sitra, KfW, and 3i among others.
Our team of highly qualified experts become active business partners of the portfolio companies and deliver substantial value added beyond financing. When analyzing new investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies, we often augment our core team by our sector partners, various co-investors and other industry experts. 3TS is also an active member of several international industry associations and other organizations like – Invest Europe.
Sample Current and Past Technology, Communications and Services Investments
3TS primarily targets investments in the broader TMT sectors including Technology & Internet (Software, Hardware, Mobile, Ecommerce, etc.), Media & Communications (Digital Media, Operators, etc.) and Technology-Enabled Services (Consumer and Business Services, Healthcare Services, etc.). We focus on exceptional high growth SMEs, which are either proven businesses becoming local leaders or truly innovative global challengers. As a stage-agnostic investor we typically invest in the range of €300,000 to €10 million to finance expansion plans, acquisitions and buyouts.
Piano Software, Inc.
MobilTel GSM AD
ITH Sp. z o.o.
BKS Cable Ltd.
Internet Corp SRL
Netretail Holding B.V.
Orange Slovensko, a.s.
Cable TV operator and ISP
Centrul Medical Unirea SRL
Simartis Telecom SRL
PXP Software AG
Entrepreneurial Investors and Active Business Partners
Vienna, Budapest & Helsinki
Washington DC & Bucharest
Vienna & Luxembourg
Vienna, Bratislava & Luxembourg
Vienna & Luxembourg
Managing Partner – Catalyst Romania
Partner – Catalyst Romania
Investment Manager – Catalyst Romania
Investment Manager– Catalyst Romania
Office Manager– Catalyst Romania
News & Materials
Some of Our Latest Press Releases
Dear Friends,As we head toward the end of Q4, we hope everyone will have a successful end to this challenging year. Beyond some exciting new investments, we are proud to see how our portfolio companies continue to reach new heights and important milestones, as you’ll see in this newsletter. Since everyone is in 2023 planning mode, at a t[...]
Dear Friends, We hope all of you had a great summer and had a chance to unwind. At 3TS, while we all see headwinds and growing uncertainties, we are proud that our portfolio companies continue to scale by growing revenues 80% y-o-y on average. What an awesome achievement and congratulations to all the management teams. Take a look at[...]
Dear Friends, While summer is upon us, investors and companies will have to continue to navigate through ‘storm clouds and rough waters’ for at least the next few quarters, or longer. Through the challenging first half of 2022, it’s exhilarating to see how 3TS portfolio companies and their teams continue to accelerate growth, establis[...]
Dear Friends,Everyone in Europe and in countries around the world are in shock and condemn the war started by Russia in Ukraine. 3TS and our portfolio companies have helped in the refugee crisis directly or through many direct-aid organizations. In these tumultuous times, we look to one of our core 3TS principles for guidance – Resilienc[...]
FEBRUARY 2022 Dear Friends,The holidays already feel far away in the rear-view mirror. Meanwhile, 2022 has started off with a roar. The lingering pandemic, geo-political standoffs, ongoing inflation and of course what followed, market volatility. On the heels of a record-setting 2021, what will be in store in 2022 and h[...]
This Christmas we will continue sponsoring our three godchildren - Gregorio Mali, Roger Josue Corrales Carcamo, Tinotenda Mabunda - through “Plan Intermational”. Plan is a humanitarian, child centered development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. (www.plan-international.org) DECEMBER 2021 Dear[...]
Press Release Vienna, Warsaw, London, 2 December, 2021 3TS Capital Partners, a leading European growth capital investor, announced today that its portfolio company, SALESmanago has been successfully acquired by a private equity consortium composed of SilverTree Equity and Perwyn. SALESmanago is a leading SaaS no-code CDP &[...]
Dear Friends, So just as we all thought we had a chance to get past this pandemic, October and November have proven otherwise, not only with infection spikes but a potential new variant. How will 2021 end? How will 2022 unfold? No one knows exactly. Our mantra remains Stay Calm and Grow. Our companies have continued to release new pro[...]
Dear Friends, No one expected the majority of 2021 to be impacted by COVID, but here we are. It seems everyone has adapted to new ways to thrive at work and in life. As in-person events are returning, we held a successful Tech Lounge in Helsinki. It is impressive and humbling to see how our portfolio companies’ management teams contin[...]
Dear friends, We hope everyone had a great summer and had a chance to re-charge. At 3TS, we reached a major milestone recently by having the First Close of our new Fund IV. Everyone at 3TS is thankful to the institutional LPs that continue to entrust their capital with our investment strategy. And equally pleased to see a broad group of[...]
By Sever Totia This is a Big Market Indeed We focus on backing companies with unbounded market opportunities. By 2025, there will be 6x more IoT devices than people worldwide. While many innovations leverage IoT, the bulk of IoT devices are needed in industrial, building automation, manufacturing and utility sectors, which rep[...]
Press Release Helsinki-Vienna-Luxembourg, 15 September 2021 3TS Capital Partners, a European technology-focused growth capital investor, announces the first closing of its Fund IV with a target size of €150m. The firm’s prior multi-generation funds totaling over €300 million have made a strong, positive impact on the innovation and[...]
Dear friends,As you might now, 3TS Capital Partners has been helping companies to expand not only in Europe but very often also to the US. With an office in Washington, D.C., we brought 15 companies into the US over the years, out of which 8 are already exited and 7 are currently active in our portfolio.One of the largest is the New[...]
By Alina Georgescu, Investment Manager Catalyst Romania Over the last 5 years with Catalyst Romania, I have had the opportunity to take part both in making new investments and in developing our portfolio companies. Further, I have also helped some of the companies through successful exit processes, which are one of the most import[...]
Dear friends, We are glad to be able to share more good news from our funds and our portfolio with you this month. What we are most excited about is that Catalyst Romania has had the second closing of its second fund and reached the target size 6 months before the deadline. On our portfolio side, new fundraising rounds, succ[...]
By Jasmina Henniova, Communications & Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners The fact that diverse teams perform better is already a well-known fact. A 2019 McKinsey study of 1000 large companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 36% more likely to have financial retu[...]
Dear friends,The first quarter of the year has been a quarter of good news for 3TS and Catalyst Romania. We have started the year with a newly launched fund and accelerated discussions with many interesting companies in the region. We have exited two portfolio companies, Green Horse Games (read a short interview with the founder below!)[...]
By Andreas Huber, Partner and COO, 3TS Capital Partners As COO of 3TS Capital Partners, I am among others responsible for investor relations and the day-to-day communication with our limited partners (LPs). Before joining 3TS almost six years ago, I have been an LP for more than 10 years managing the private equity program of a ba[...]
Dear friends, we are beyond excited to share some major EXIT NEWS with you in this newsletter issue: It has just been publicly announced that Catalyst Romania has sold its stake in mobile games developer Green Horse Games to Tencent and generated spectacular returns. You can find more information and a link to the press releas[...]
Dear friends, While being in full speed in the new year already, we would still like to wish you a successful 2021. It goes without saying that the most important wish this year is for everyone’s good health and we have high hopes that 2021 will be a good year when it comes to business too. With a new fund raised, several companies ap[...]
By Sever Totia As we kick off 2021, we look back at highlights and notable learnings from 2020, as well as a few strategic enablers for this year. I would like to point out several great happenings among the portfolio companies, from funds raised, to amazing growth, to notable awards or recognitions they have received. I would als[...]
This Christmas we will continue sponsoring our three godchildren - Noraogo Sawadogo in Burkina Faso, Rakim Mohommed in Sri Lanka and Roger Josue Corrales Carcamo in Honduras - through “Plan Intermational”. Plan is a humanitarian, child centered development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. ([...]
By Jasmina Henniova, Communications & Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners I spoke with many distinguished investors and entrepreneurs this year while moderating events, podcasts, and having other discussions. Based on these conversations and my own experiences, I put together 3 main learnings from this extraordinary year,[...]
Catalyst Romania Launches Fund II with backing of 3TS Capital Partners, EIF and Private Investors We are delighted to announce that Catalyst Romania, sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, had the first closing of its 2nd-generation technology focused venture capital fund for Romania and the neighboring countries. It builds on the[...]
Dear friends, In a panel discussion I moderated last week we reviewed all the positives 2020 brought us. Among other things, we talked about the fast pace of digitalization and thus a climate where many exciting new companies are being born. What are the most impressive technologies you are seeing? Write me on email@example.com.[...]
Dear friends, With what seems like a second wave of the Corona pandemic in many regions, most of us are getting used to the “new normal” by now. Work from home and getting things done in a digital manner without in person meetings are almost routine. What tools are you using in your daily work to ensure that business runs smoothly? Write[...]
Dear friends, As you have probably noticed, 2020 hasn’t been very kind to humanity so far. Not to be all negative, there are always opportunities in crises and we truly hope you found some positive ways to power-through. We bring you a new section in the newsletter titled “Good Reads & Great Ideas” to help manage during these chall[...]
By Artturi Tarjanne, Partner Nexit Ventures This time we invited Artturi Tarjanne, Partner at Nexit Ventures, as a guest writer and we will be looking at his key learnings on how Covid-19 affected the investment landscape and where he sees the opportunities going forward. This article is based on his original piece on the Activist VC Bl[...]
3 Key Learnings on B2B Sales in Difficult Market Circumstances – “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
By Thomas R. Werner, Business Angel and Business Development Advisor, Venture Partner at 3TS Being a serial entrepreneur myself, I’ve worked with a number of founders and managers supporting them in various areas including Sales and Business Development. For this blog post, I put together the key learnings about successful sales in B2B a[...]
Dear friends, The summer has been eventful on our side. While making sure to take some time off and recharge our batteries, we didn’t laze about too long and neither did our portfolio companies. In the last months, Piano has closed over 50 new clients including names as Forbes Media, Axel Springer or South China Morning Post. Perfect Gy[...]
by Katarzyna Pac-Malesa, Investment Director 3TS Capital Partners Exits are an exciting and gratifying moment for companies, and their management teams, employees and investors. For many founders, an exit is a once-in-a-lifetime event that could determine their wealth for many years or even decades. Exiting does not just happen, it’s a p[...]
Vienna, 25 June 2020 – 3TS Capital Partners, a leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Katarzyna Pac-Malesa and Piotr Śliwa to Investment Directors with immediate effect. Katarzyna has significant private equity and corporate finance expertise. She joined 3TS[...]
Elbruz Yilmaz from 3TS Most entrepreneurs do not get the best out of their boards because they don’t have the experience to utilize the board or the discipline to set up a working platform.Or because their investors do not know how to be good board members, they mix shareholder matters at board meetings and some of them are simply not[...]