August 16, 2018

Tomáš Sýkora, Patria Finance’s chief analyst, joins Genesis Capital

Tomáš Sýkora, Patria Finance’s chief analyst, is joining Genesis Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The latest major addition to the company’s analytical team is completing the personal strengthening undertaken at Genesis Capital in recent months. Since May, the team has welcomed Tatiana Balkovicová and Martin Viliš, experts in financial advisory and acquisition financing, respectively, CFO Petr Janovský, and analyst Adam Ruta.

“The arrival of Tomáš Sýkora, a renowned financial analyst, marks the completion of the strengthening of Genesis Capital’s team with top financial market experts. Tomáš’s professional erudition and his many years of experience and achievements guarantee that the analytical activities in finding investment opportunities and overseeing companies in the Genesis fund portfolio will be further enhanced. Tomáš will also contribute towards fulfilling the requirements for corporate and industry analyses, which are becoming an important part of comprehensive investment activities pursued by Genesis Capital, the leading private equity company in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and all of Central Europe,” says Jan Tauber, Managing Partner at Genesis Capital.

Tomáš Sýkora has more than ten years’ worth of experience in financial markets, acquired primarily in the positions of equity analyst and later chief analyst at Patria Finance between 2010 and 2018. His principal activity was equity analysis of companies traded on the Prague Stock Exchange and in the region of Central Europe, with a specific focus on the energy sector. His analytical team consistently achieved success rates in excess of 70% in terms of investment recommendations and was considered one of the best in the domestic capital market. Prior to joining Patria, Tomáš worked in the financial asset management department of Generali, where he managed both bond and equity portfolios as well as financial risk. Tomáš is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague with a degree in Econometrics and Operations Research. He speaks Czech and English.

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

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