Genesis Capital, a leading private equity firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has won two prominent experts for its team. Tatiana Balkovicová comes from Deloitte and Martin Viliš comes from Česká spořitelna. They are experienced professionals with managerial experience from financial advisory services and acquisition financing.
“The reinforcement of our team by first-class financial services professionals such as Tatiana Balkovicová and Martin Viliš and their decision to pursue their professional career in our company show that involvement in Genesis Capital’s development plans for investments in smaller and medium-sized enterprises in the Central European market is also an attractive professional alternative for respected professionals in the world of finance. Tatiana and Martin will also be major reinforcements given the rising number of companies in the portfolio managed by the Genesis funds and in raising funds for the planned Genesis Private Equity Fund IV”, says Jan Tauber, Managing Partner at Genesis Capital.
Tatiana Balkovicová has 17 years of experience in financial advice on mergers and acquisitions. Between 2006 and 2018, she held managerial positions in the financial advisory department of Deloitte’s Prague offices; she spent 2001–2005 as a junior in financial advisory services at KPMG’s Prague offices. Her experience includes financial due diligence and valuation engagements for both financial and strategic investors on a number of targets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and in the Central European region in a wide range of industries. She has also participated in several successful transactions in Genesis Capital’s portfolio, such as POS Media and D2G. Tatiana is a graduate of the University of Economics in Bratislava and a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) in the UK. She speaks Slovak, Czech, English, French, and Spanish.
Martin Viliš has nearly 20 years of experience in banking. Before joining Genesis Capital, he spent many years as Head of Acquisition & Leveraged Finance at Česká spořitelna. Prior to Česká spořitelna he worked in various specialist and managerial positions at HVB Bank, Živnostenská banka, and Commerzbank. During his career, he has actively participated in a number of major acquisition and leveraged finance transactions in the Czech market, including those in the portfolio of Genesis Capital companies such as Sanborn, HP Tronic, Eqos, GTH Catering and KS Klima. Martin graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and has also attended the London Business School in London. Martin speaks Czech, English, and German.
About Genesis Capital
Genesis Capital provides advisory services to private equity funds offering access to financing for growth and development of small and medium-sized companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Since its foundation in 1999, Genesis Capital has provided consultancy to four private equity funds with a cumulative size exceeding EUR 170 million. These funds supported 50 firms, having invested over CZK 3 billion. Many of those firms became leaders in their respective fields also thanks to their cooperation with Genesis.
The current fund, Genesis Private Equity Fund III (GPEF III), with the size of over EUR 80 million has been actively investing since 2015. Similar to its predecessors, GPEF III focuses on investments into small and medium-sized enterprises in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with the option to allocate part of the resources also to direct investments in Poland, Hungary and Austria.
Investors in GPEF III are mostly local and international institutions and investment firms such as the European Investment Fund (EIF), Česká spořitelna (member of Erste Group), Amundi Czech Republic (member of international group Amundi), Kooperativa pojišťovna and Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna (both members of Vienna Insurance Group), a Finnish fund-of-funds firm eQ Private Equity, a pension fund of a renowned global company, and a Czech family office.
Currently, the Genesis funds hold shares in the following companies: KS Klima-Service, GTH catering, Aranea, 3070, Quinta-Analytica, HP Tronic/Datart, D2G, Sanborn and Stangl Technik Holding.
For more information, please visit: www.genesis.cz/en