Vinci Capital operates mostly in Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, Poland has proven to be a very attractive market for investment on account of its developed market infrastructure, high growth potential, as well as the availability of talented managers. Below is a selection of current investments.
The British Primary School of Wilanow (BSW) is an independent British School in Warsaw, Poland, providing a holistic educational experience for its students. BSW is a member of COBIS, the Confederation of British International Schools and is also registered as a school, and fully regulated, by the Polish government. The school follows the National Curriculum for England, enhanced to cover all aspects of the Polish national curriculum requirements.
Founded in 1971 by two Americans living in London, Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) is a global brand of restaurants best known for its burgers and t-shirts. With over 190 locations and counting, HRC franchises can be found in over 60 countries around the globe. Through the investment vehicle Barista SA, Vinci Capital is a franchisee in Warsaw, Cracow, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Hamburg and Budapest.
Julius Meinl is a Vienna-based family company established in 1862 with a leading presence in Austria, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe. Its operations focus on coffee, tea and fruit preserves with coffee being at the heart of its business. Julius Meinl entered the Polish market in 2018 through a direct investment into Coffee Zone – a well-established player in the coffee roasting, production and distribution sphere in Poland. Today, Julius Meinl Polska continues to promote its uncompromising, high standards of quality and secure its place as an important participant in the national HoReCa industry. The company also distributes premium coffee products and coffee equipment to offices around Poland. In addition to their production and distribution operations, Julius Meinl Polska strives to share their extensive knowledge through professional training courses for baristas and coffee lovers.
Mini Harvard is a group of two large kindergartens in Warsaw, with one location in Wola and the other in Wilanow. With its bilingual program, the kindergartens offer an American-style pre-school education for children ages 2-5.