Enterprise Investors see high potential for MBO MBI transactions in the Czech Republic, "CFO.sk"
October 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic - Enterprise Investors, one of the largest private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe, together with Pedersen & Partners, a leading international executive search firm, held a meeting for top managers working in the new technologies and e-commerce sectors in the Czech Republic to discuss the potential effect of management buyout (MBO) and management buy-in (MBI) transactions on the further development of their companies.
The panel was hosted by Ivan Jakúbek, Vice President of Enterprise Investors for CZ and SK and Petra Grabmayer, Country Manager for Pedersen & Partners CZ. Speakers included Tomáš Čupr, founder of Slevomat and CEO of damejidlo.cz, Tomáš Braveman, Country Manager of Heureka.cz and Martin Derňar, Director of Internet Sales of NAY.
“Throughout almost 25 years of investment history, we have witnessed many truly spectacular success stories, that is, when a local company becomes a leading global player due to ambitious strategy and excellent management – AVG is among them. As an active investor, we believe that a strong management team is a key asset. The possibility to work with experienced managers is always an exciting new challenge for us,” said Ivan Jakúbek, Vice President of Enterprise Investors for CZ and SK.
“The market of e-commerce and e-tail is experiencing a massive expansion right now and affecting all sectors of the market, from retail, banking, telco to pharma and media. E-commerce as well as social media experience have become an important know how requested by our clients” added Petra Grabmayer of Pedersen & Partners during the panel.
The MBI & MBO Club focuses on the issues and challenges that top managers must deal with every day when acquiring a business through an MBI or MBO, all the while accessing the necessary capital. The club sessions are held as informal networking meetings for selected managers, directors, and other successful business people in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Baltics.
Enterprise Investors is one of the largest private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Active since 1990, the firm has raised eight funds with a total capital exceeding €2 billion. These funds have invested €1.6 billion in 130 companies across a range of sectors and exited 102 companies with total gross proceeds exceeding €2.0 billion.
Published by CFO.sk