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Genesis Capital to launch a new private equity fund with a target size of EUR 250 million

Genesis Capital, one of the leading private equity groups in Central Europe, is preparing to launch its seventh fund. Genesis Private Equity Fund V (GPEF V) will build upon the group's previous successful funds and will focus on investments in medium-sized enterprises in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Austria. With a target size of EUR 250 million, GPEF V aims to become one of the largest private equity funds in Central Europe. The fund is expected to be launched in the first half of 2025.


HP TRONIC Group has concluded a share buyback agreement with Genesis Capital

HP TRONIC, whose portfolio includes the electronics retailer DATART and the brand ETA, has agreed with Genesis Private Equity Fund III (GPEF III) of the Genesis Capital group to buy-back all the shares held by the fund. As a result, 100% of the shares are now within the corporate structure of the HP TRONIC Group, strengthening control over strategic decisions and allowing for flexibility and autonomy in future development.


Genesis Capital has acquired a significant minority stake in KASPER KOVO, a modern engineering company focused on custom metal fabrication with a long tradition

KASPER KOVO is an engineering company based in Trutnov, specialising in the production of metal components for industrial and technological applications, with a turnover of approximately CZK 800 million and 400 employees. The company focuses on the high quality of its production and services, including an innovative approach to development, and its main area of activity is the production and assembly of components for the engineering, automotive and other industries. Genesis Private Equity Fund IV, a private equity fund from the Genesis Capital group, is entering the company following an agreement with its founder Rudolf Kasper to jointly transform KASPER KOVO into a company run by independent professional management and to ensure continuity for its further successful development.


Genesis Capital signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in GAF, a Czech manufacturer of specialised metal products

GAF specializes in complex custom processing of steel, stainless steel and aluminium. The company's products are characterized by high quality and precision, meeting strict certification criteria, and have a wide market application in the food industry, healthcare, textile or rail transport industries, among others. Genesis Private Equity Fund IV, a private equity fund from the Genesis Capital group, has entered into an agreement to invest in a majority stake in GAF. The founder and current 100% owner, Mr. Luděk Fofoňka, will retain a significant stake in the company. The key managers are investing in the company alongside Genesis and Mr. Fofoňka. At the same time, they take over Mr. Fofoňka's role in the top management and together with the new owner plan to build on the successful development of the company in recent years. The transaction is expected to be completed in April 2024.


Genesis Capital signed an agreement for the acquisition of Schulte Group, a leading provider of comprehensive technical building services

Since its foundation in 1998, Schulte Group has gradually become a partner for major industrial real estate projects. The company offers its customers comprehensive services, mainly in the field of HVAC, including design preparation, warranty and post-warranty service, with an emphasis on the latest technologies and long-term sustainability of operation. Genesis Private Equity Fund IV (GPEF IV), a private equity fund of Genesis Capital, has agreed with the founders to acquire a majority stake in the company. Key managers will also become shareholders alongside GPEF IV. The common goal is to leverage the expertise and experience of the entire Schulte team for further dynamic development of the business. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the Czech Antimonopoly Authority.


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