Souter Investments
is one of the UK’s leading family investment offices specialising in private equity

Vintage: June 2011

Exit Date: December 2017

Sector: Transport

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Type: Start-up

Souter Role: Lead Investor, Majority Stake

Souter Director: Yes

Status: Realised is an internet based intercity express coach operator headquartered in Warsaw, Poland offering great value travel across Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

About launched commercially in June 2011 with 18 vehicles connecting the main Polish cities and international capitals such as Berlin, Prague, Bratislava and Vienna. On launch,’s online sales model and dynamic pricing strategy, combined with its fleet of branded, high capacity and premium quality coaches, offering amenities such as free Wi-Fi, electric charging points, air conditioning, toilets and leather seats were transformational in the market.

Since its launch, has become a national brand, growing rapidly to offer the only comprehensive national network of express services and extending its international reach to add additional destinations, such as Budapest.’s customer service is of an extremely high standard, with more than 98% of customers reporting that they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the Company’s services.

After more than six years on the Polish market and having served over 25 million passengers, in December 2017, entered into a strategic partnership with FlixBus, the foremost European intercity bus company and Europe’s fastest growing mobility start-up. 

Under the new partnership, will be integrated into FlixBus’ European network which offers more than 200,000 daily connections to over 1,400 destinations in 26 European countries. Operations will continue to be run locally in Poland by the existing Polish management, operational delivery and driver teams.


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