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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Viorel Scarlat
Founding Partner at SARMIS Capital


Viorel is a Founding Partner of SARMIS Capital (https://Sarmis.Capital/), a leading private equity manager focused on Romania and neighbouring countries within CEE. He sits in the Investment Committee and the Management Committee, and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. He is actively involved in deal sourcing, analysis and monitoring, as well as being responsible for business development and investor relations. He is an appointed Board member of Corporate Office Solutions (COS), Smart ID Technology and BMF Grup.

Viorel has close to 20 years of international financial, commercial and operational experience at blue-chip companies, with the majority on the buy-side, having committed over $5bn in or alongside world-class managers and closed more than 35 deals worth in excess of $20bn, across sectors and geographies, in Private Equity, Private Debt (performing, stressed and distressed), M&A and Leverage Finance roles.

Before co-founding SARMIS, he was a Senior Investment Manager in the Private Equities Department at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), managing a portfolio of c.$9bn across private equity and private debt / special situations, in both direct co-investments and funds. He was responsible for CEE and was an appointed member of numerous Advisory Boards and Investment Committees. Viorel started his career at PwC UK (Business Advisory Services and Transaction Services), followed by UBS UK (M&A and Leveraged Finance) and Cohen & Company UK (M&A, buy-out investing and structured finance).

Viorel is a member of YPO and is currently enrolled in Harvard Business School’s OPM (Owner/President Management) program. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD (France and Singapore) and a BSc (Honours) in Business Administration from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (Romania) and University of Barcelona (Spain). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), and speaks fluent Romanian, English, Spanish and French.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unlocking opportunity in CEE