Mazovia Capital is an investment firm specializing in corporate and real estate private equity, with a focus on opportunities in Eastern Europe.
Mazovia’s portfolio includes over 15 companies in 5 countries and has two primary business segments: real estate and operating businesses. In real estate, Mazovia acquires finished assets and also pursues development or refurbishment projects. We focus on value-added projects where development and/or asset management expertise is required. We have experience across the key subsectors of real estate: office, logistics, retail and residential. In operating businesses, Mazovia focuses on situations where it has a unique angle and can add value. We have expertise in technology (SME focused SaaS, FinTech, VR/AR, automotive software, digital storage), outsourcing, insurance and financial services, logistics, and retail. We provide growth capital and also invest in special situations.
Mazovia Capital’s holding structure is domiciled in the United States.
Mr. Simmons began his career at Goldman Sachs in New York, working in the Investment Banking Division. In 2002, Mr. Simmons joined TPG Capital, a leading global private equity fund, in London. He participated in investments throughout Western Europe in the retail, telecom and industrial sectors. In 2007, Mr. Simmons moved to Moscow where he became the co-head of TPG’s Russia & CIS business. During his tenure, TPG invested in the financial services, retail and real estate sectors. From 2011-2013, Mr. Simmons served as Chief Investment Officer of Summa Group, a diversified private holding based in Russia with significant investments in the port logistics, engineering, telecom and energy sectors. Mr. Simmons holds a B.S.E. from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Szewczyk has been working in real estate development and managing his own ventures across Eastern Europe for more than 16 years. He joined AIG/Lincoln Polska in 1998 where he ran the logistics division. In 2003, Mr. Szewczyk joined ECE Projekt management Polska where he developed and leased several of the most successful retail centers in Poland. Subsequently, Mr. Szewczyk founded a distributor of cigars and tobacco products called Promotorzy. He grew the business to over 5,000 distribution clients and took a subsidiary of Promotorzy, Smoke Shop, public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In 2007, he rejoined AIG/Lincoln in Russia, where he served as a country partner and co-head of Russian operations responsible for the company’s development, leasing and asset management efforts. AIG/Lincoln completed two landmark office projects in downtown Moscow totaling c. 140,000 sqm of office and 10,000 sqm of retail space. Mr. Szewczyk obtained an M.S. in Economic from the Warsaw School of Economics University in 1996.