Burger House (“BH”) is a fast casual restaurant specialised on “better burgers”. Investment in BH provided an opportunity to be the first mono burger concept in Bishkek and address this empty market niche. BH’s concept of better quality ingredients with quick service benefits from a global shift from fast food to fast casual sector. BH offers an opportunity to develop a premium local consumer brand based on local high quality fresh meat and ingredients vs. buying a global fast food franchise and using imported frozen ingredients. Engagement with Maverick Consultants, US-based restaurant consulting company with 15+ years of experience, helped to launch the restaurant and lowered the start-up risk. Adilet Dadybaev and Ajar Beishembaeva comprise the core management team. They have an excellent reputation, strong educational background and work experience.
Toyboss is top-3 producer of sausages in Kyrgyzstan. Toyboss is an excellent business with the well-regarded brand name “Toyboss” and direct distribution. The company is owned and managed by three brothers: self-made entrepreneurs with a good reputation. Toyboss operates own trucks that deliver sausages directly to retail points. The company has been demonstrating strong performance growing at a large rate. Toyboss has built a brand-new production facility, which increased the capacity manyfold. Company has also built a new slaughterhouse. In 2017, Omega received FSSC and ISO certifications that allows the company exporting to Kazakhstan and other member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. Management has actively cooperated with available technical assistance programs such as IFC’s Food Safety Program, EBRD’s Enterprise Growth program, GIZ and USAID’s AgroHorizon program.
A quasi equity financing was provided to Garden, a producer of branded local organic juice. Fully exited from Garden with attractive IRR in 2017.