Germany: +49 921 788979-20 / Georgia: +955 599 578 680 or +995 32 2365156

About GrowGeorgia

Who and what is GrowGeorgia?

GrowGeorgia is a brand of SCS Beratungsgesellschaft mbH and EMC LLC. SCS has been established in Germany 10 years ago and looks back to extensive experience in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions. With its partner company EMC in Tbilisi/Georgia GrowGeorgia offers investment possibilities and buy offs to clients looking for contacts in Georgia and abroad.

With their website www.growgeorgia.ge SCS/EMC provides an independent business portal for  investment projects in all business areas for an extensive  target audience.  

Why Georgia?

The Georgian government has worked to make numerous market-friendly economic reforms in Georgia since 2004, leading to a significant improvement in the economic situation. Far-reaching deregulation measures and comprehensive privatization of state assets, which include important areas of public welfare (health, energy, water, etc.), were accompanied by a determined fight against corruption in public administration, reforms in tax, customs and labour law, and by simplifying the licensing and business registration procedures. As a result, Georgia occupies high positions in indices such as "Ease of doing business" (World Bank, 9th place).

Additionally, with regard to energy as well as for the transport of goods, its geographical location makes Georgia interesting as a transit country between Europe and Central Asia, and also Russia and the Middle East. Furthermore the country is a worthwhile business market due to enormous pent-up demand in all sectors of the economy.

At the end of the year 2012 the country’s economic performance reached approximately 15.8 billion USD (per capita: 3,520 USD), a new peak.

After the sharp devaluation in the double crisis of 2008/2009, the Georgian Lari (GEL) has increased in value in the past two years compared to the US dollar reference currency, and is remaining stable.

Which target group is the GrowGeorgia business portal directed to?

For offers:

  • Georgian and foreign companies in Georgia (e.g. small, medium, large companies)
  • private individuals (e.g. owners of real estate, entrepreneurs and private equity in Georgia)
  • Georgian government (e.g. privatization, dedicated projects)
  • local and regional governments of Georgia (e.g. privatization, dedicated projects)
  • other Georgian organizations (e.g. selling to companies)

For inquiries:

  • investors from around the world  (e.g.  private businesses, family offices, individuals)
  • sellers of companies
  • banks (public sale, bankruptcy assistance)
  • state (privatization of enterprises)
  • shareholders (company owners)
  • companies (selling shares to generate fresh capital)
  • transfer of know-how (selling shares to gain external know-how)
  • corporate buyers
  • strategic investors (diversification of the portfolio)
  • financial investors (as safe/high yield as possible)
  • company expansion (expansion in the target country)

Which partners does GrowGeorgia work with?

The objective of GrowGeorgia is to reach partnerships with local and international companies, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations.

These includes chamber of commerces, business associations, ministries, investment agencies, banks etc.

Business portal

How does the business portal work?

Registered companies and individuals can list a business offer or business search on the business portal at www.growgeorgia.ge, via an input form with extensive input and selection fields. Also, PDF files regarding the offers/requests can be uploaded for listing.

Using a search form the different business presentation can be searched according to different criteria by interested companies, investors, etc.

Searching can be done free of charge and without registration.

What advantages does the business portal offer me?

Growgeorgia.ge provides the first independent business portal on the Internet for investment projects and M&A business exclusively for Georgia.

The ever-growing and extensive data bank consists of a variety of offers and requests, with international contact options for strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and investments.

What other services can I use through the provider of this website?

GrowGeorgia is a service of SCS Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany and EMC LLC, Georgia.

The German-based company SCS has professional expertise and years of experience in the field of M&A. This allows them to support and advise interested parties in their search for investment opportunities, start-ups and takeovers.

Our EMC office in Tbilisi / Georgia ensures you have a reliable local contact person who works closely with local partners and the Georgian organizations and Government institutions.

We offer full support for your corporate transactions, from the initial contact to the signing of the contract.

This also includes

  • Support in negotiation talks
  • Company analysis, due diligence
  • Organisation of legal and business consulting
  • Preparation of the various official documents
  • Coaching for final negotiations 

If necessary, we may use qualified support to provide the management and service jobs assigned to us. We work closely with established teams. Our team includes economists, rating analysts, M & A experts, operating specialists, lawyers, accountants, tax consultants, patent attorneys and accountants.

Submitting offers/inquiries

How do I submit an offer?

If you own a business and want to offer this wholly or partially for sale, are looking for growth capital or a strategic partner, you can list your requests directly in the business portal.

In order to list sales offers, the user must be registered and logged in. There is a registration form available for this. You will receive a confirmation email to confirm and activate your registration.

Our entry form offers the most important criteria for classifying your business. You can of course change any data or query the status of your listing.

You can enter the listing in English and/or in Georgian. 

After successfully submitting, we will receive an automatic notification with the content of your listing for review (if necessary also for translation) and activation. Once we have activated your listing you will receive a notification via email. Your listing will appear online now – until withdrawal – in the business portal. 

How do I submit an inquiry?

If you want to acquire a company, or take part in a company, you can browse our database, and not just for sales and investment offers.

You also have the possibility to enter your search directly into the database, so that it can be found by potential sellers. An entry form offers you the most important criteria for more precisely determining your desired business. You can of course change any data later. The entry form for a purchase request is essentially a sales offer, however the questions and fields are designed from the perspective of a buyer/investor.

For more information please refer to the explanations at "How do I submit an offer?".

How long will my listing be available for?

The runtime of your listing is limited to 90 days and can be deleted at any time via your user account (login with user name and password) or can be extended for another 90 days. Your publications of adverts are without charge.

How do I edit/delete my posted listing?

You can edit or alter your listing at any time by logging in with your access data (user name and password). Authorized employees of our offices can also edit, post, delete, and translate the offers.

Note: Your user credentials (username and password) are defined only once by you, and apply to all future activities in our database, and with which you must identify yourself. Therefore please take note of your data.

If you have forgotten your password, use the request form provided for this purpose on the home page of Growgeorgia.ge.

How can I write an effective listing?

Please at a minimum fill in the fields indicated as being *mandatory. So that your listing will be found by interested parties, we recommend filling out all available input form fields. Should you overlook a mandatory field when filling out the form, you will receive a message with appropriate references.

Furthermore, your listing is the first starting point for potential interested parties. Make your listing interesting – here are some tips:

  • Compose a descriptive heading. Use no more than 5-10 words for it, and choose the words carefully. Be as clear and precise as possible, and avoid phrases such as "absolutely profitable companies" or "well-established professional business".
  • Describe your request in detail. Detailed listings are answered more often. In our business portal you are not limited by lines, so use this to your advantage. Incidentally: You can add up to 3 PDF files to your listing.
  • If you are a seller, simply imagine that you are someone who wants to buy a company. What information would be important for you, what key figures would be significant? What should not be missing from a business description?
  • If you want to buy a company or take part in one – the same applies, only with the roles reversed. 

In what languages will the listings be displayed?

The listings appear in English and Georgian.

Do I have to enter my listing in each language separately?

You can enter the publication in English and Georgian separately. 

How do interested parties make contact with me?

If you have decided that you wish to remain anonymous, the contact and mediation will proceed via GrowGeorgia and our branch office in Tbilisi. You will receive from us an email with the contact data of the interested party by us every time someone on inquirers about your listing.

If you have publically listed your contact data, interested parties can make contact with you directly. SCS Beratungsgesellschaft mbH will not be involved in that case.

If you need competent advice and support for your business contacts or anything else, we will be happy to support you with our years of experience. In that case please contact us directly at: growgeorgia@emc.com.ge or info@scs-beratung.com .

Registration/data change

Do I have to register in order to use the portal?

The business portal is available for research/searching without needing to register.

You need to register to list a business offer/business search. After registration you will receive an email with a confirmation link. By clicking this link the user account is activated.

How can I change/delete my personal user data?

You can change, add to, or delete your user data at any time through your user account. You can do this by logging in with your user data and then saving your changed data.

What do I need to do if I have forgotten my user data?

If you have forgotten your user data, use the request form provided for this purpose on the home page of Growgeorgia.ge.

Prices

Is listing on the GrowGeorgia website free?

It is free of charge to list entries on GrowGeorgia.

Researching is also free of charge.

Do I need to pay for the management and M&A services that I need to get from SCS/EMC?

Yes, if you need to use our services in helping you to prepare your company for investment transactions, you will need to pay us as call “service fee”. The scope and the amount of the “service fee” will be agreed in advance with you and will be signed by your company and SCS/EMC. The price for the service fee will depend on scope of work and time SCS/EMC team will need to spend with your company in order to get ready to meet with the investor.

Do subsequent charges/costs apply upon completion/mediation of a business relationship?

Yes, when the agreement between investor and your company is achieved and signed, SCS/EMC will get an agreed percentage of total investment per each project.  

Listing/business searching

How does searching for listings work?

Listings can be searched according to various criteria given in a search form. Searching can be done free of charge and without registration. You get full insight into any company data the advertiser has made public.

If you want to acquire a company, or take part in a company, you can browse our database, and not just for sales and investment offers. You also have the possibility to enter your search directly into the database, so that it can be found by potential sellers. An entry form offers you the most important criteria for more precisely determining your desired business. You can of course change any data later. The entry form for a purchase request is essentially a sales offer, however the questions and fields are designed from the perspective of a buyer/investor. 

What procedure do I follow if I came across an interesting listing?

If the advertiser has decided to remain anonymous, the contact and mediation will proceed via GrowGeorgia and our branch office in Tbilisi. We will inform the advertiser by email that you are interested and provide the advertiser with your request and contact details. The advertiser will then make contact with you.

If the advertiser has made his contact data public, you can make direct contact with him. We will not be involved in that case.

If you need competent advice and support for your business contacts or anything else, we will be happy to support you with our years of experience. In that case please contact us directly at: growgeorgia@emc.com.ge or info@scs-beratung.com .

How can I contact the advertiser?

If the advertiser has decided to remain anonymous, the contact and mediation will proceed via GrowGeorgia and our branch office in Tbilisi. You will receive from us an email with the contact data of the interested party every time someone inquires about your listing. 

If the advertiser has made his contact data public, you can make direct contact with him. We will not be involved in that case.

Data Protection

Will my information and data be handled securely and anonymously?

In the collection, processing and use of personal data we comply with the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes/Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as other relevant laws. We will only publish your information in a listing with your express permission. If you want to remain anonymous in a listing, you will remain so. In this case, we will forward to you the requests of potential interested parties by email.

We provide secure data transfer and administration, and do not disclose information to external third parties.

The trustworthy handling of data and information is imperative for our business!

Contact

I still have unresolved questions. How can I make contact the owner of this website?

Send an email to us with your request and your contact information: growgeorgia@emc.com.ge or info@scs-beratung.com. We answer these promptly or will make direct contact with you.

You can also directly access our branch office in Tbilisi/Georgia at any time: Phone +955 599 578 680 or +995 32 2365156.

What is GrowGeorgia?

The new place where to find concrete

  • offers for investors from Georgian companies
  • offers for joint and strategic partnerships in Georgian companies
  • offers for investors for dedicated projects in Georgia
  • requests of investors who are looking for investment opportunities in Georgia
  • requests of companies who are looking for strategic partners in Georgia
  • background information about Georgia for investors

Contact in Georgia: 

EMC - Evaluation and Management Consulting Ltd
2 Dolidze St.
0171 Tbilisi
Georgia

Phone +955 599 578 680
Phone/Fax +995 32 2365156

growgeorgia@emc.com.ge
www.emc.com.ge
 

Contact in Germany:

SCS Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Kanzleistrasse 6
D-95444 Bayreuth
Germany

Phone +49 921 788979-20
Fax +49 921 788979-30