Genesis Capital, one of the most established institutional private equity players in Central Europe, expands its team by Vojtěch Novák, previously senior lawyer at Dentons. Vojtěch joins as Senior Counsel strengthening the legal team of Genesis Capital alongside its current legal partner Pavel Kvíčala.
Vojtěch Novák has extensive experience in advising local and international clients on corporate and M&A matters in a variety of industries, including TMT, energy, automotive, manufacturing, food and private equity. He has been involved in a number of significant transactions not only in the Czech and Slovak Republics, but also in the entire CEE region.
The current expansion of the Genesis Capital Equity’s team follows the final closing of the new fund, Genesis Private Equity Fund IV, which has EUR 150 million available for investments into small and medium companies in Central Europe. Vojtěch Novák will also support the activities related to the portfolio companies of Genesis Private Equity Fund III, the previous fund which invested for instance in HP Tronic / Datart, GTH Catering or Conectart. Both funds will thus receive direct support of another leading legal expert with particular experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions and structured finance.
„Over the last more than 7 years, Vojtěch Novák advised in dozens of transactions realised in a variety of industries including private equity, proving to be a highly qualified professional with deep understanding of commercial and financial nuances. Vojtěch’s professionalism and experience thus guarantee further substantial expansion of our legal capacities in assessing new investment opportunities and also in supporting our current portfolio. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome him aboard at Genesis Capital,“ says Pavel Kvíčala, legal partner at Genesis Capital.
Vojtěch Novák also commented on the new cooperation: „For me, the move into private equity is a matter of natural development and building on previous experience. I am sincerely looking forward to our cooperation as an opportunity to deliver returns to the funds’ investors, and bring growth and prosperity to small and medium enterprises and their management teams.“
About Genesis Capital
Genesis Capital is a private equity group offering financing for growth and development to small and medium companies in Central Europe. Since its foundation in 1999, Genesis Capital has advised six private equity funds with a total volume exceeding EUR 350 million. These funds have already supported more than 60 companies.
The investors into Genesis Capital funds include renowned institutions such as the European Investment Fund (EIF), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Česká spořitelna (member of the Erste group), Amundi Czech Republic (member of the international group Amundi), Kooperativa pojišťovna and Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna (both from the Vienna Insurance Group), Finnish fund-of-funds eQ Private Equity, Swiss fund-of-funds Alpha Associates, asset managers Raiffeisen Investment Company, Sirius Investment Company and RSJ Investments, INVL pension funds, family office SPM Capital or a pension fund of a renowned global company.
At present, Genesis funds hold investments in the following companies - GTH Multicatering, HP Tronic/Datart, Sanborn, 11 Entertainment Group, Summa Linguae Technologies, Conectart, R2B2, Home Care Promedica and HC Electronics.
Genesis Capital Private Equity Funds are private equity funds aimed at investments into companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Austria. At present, the investment fund Genesis Private Equity Fund IV (GPEF IV) is open for investments within this segment with the fund size of EUR 150 million and size of one investment ranging between EUR 5 and 20 million.
Genesis Capital Growth Equity Funds represent growth equity funds focused on investments into smaller and mid-size companies primarily in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with a significant growth potential. Currently active fund is Genesis Growth Equity Fund I (GGEF I) with its current size of EUR 40 million and size of equity investments in the range of EUR 1-4 million.
For more information, please visit: www.genesis.cz/en
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