Track record

Our competence and knowledge are based on transactions successfully originated and executed after foundation of Merger Vision and while working for CA IB Corporate Finance – the leading CEE investment bank and Česká spořitelna (Erste Bank Group).

We have, among others, originated and executed transactions, involving private Czech owners, in a value exceeding EUR 135 million.

Closed Transactions

Sector Road telematics
Target Princip a.s.
Seller Founding family
Buyer W.A.G. Payment solutions a.s.
Description Advisory to seller                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2017
Sector Direct mailing, e-commerce, B2B
Target CEMOD-CZ s.r.o.
Seller 3Si Groupe
Buyer Management team of the Target
Description Advisory to the management in the MBO proces           
Deal size n.a.
Year 2017
Sector Cosmetics and personal care products
Target Prortfolio of Lybar trademarks and related assets
Seller Private investor
Buyer MATTES GROUP
Description Advisory to seller                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2015
Sector Cosmetics and personal care products
Target ASTRID T.M., a.s.
Seller ASTRID, společnost s ručením omezeným
Buyer SARANTIS Group
Description Advisory to the seller                                                                
Deal size EUR 7 mn
Year 2014
Sector Production of heating elements
Target ELKOP Technik s.r.o.
Seller private investor
Buyer private investor
Description Advisory to buyer                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2013
Sector Injection molding
Target LUKOV Plast spol. s r.o.
Seller Member of the top management of the company
Buyer LUKOV Plast Holding, s.r.o. (founding family)
Description Advisory to the seller                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2013
Sector Media and communication agencies
Target Lion Communications s.r.o.
Seller private individual, partner in the JV
Buyer Publicis Groupe
Description Advisory to the seller                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2013
Sector Media and communication agencies
Target ZenithOptimedia Prague, s.r.o.V
Seller private individual, partner in the JV
Buyer Publicis Groupe
Description Advisory to the seller                                                                
Deal size n.a.
Year 2013
Sector Food & Beverages
Target Palírna u Zeleného stromu – Starorežná Prostějov, a.s.
Seller 13 private individuals
Buyer Private investor, sole shareholder of GRANETTE a.s.
Description Advisory to the buyer and GRANETTE a.s.                                     
Deal size n.a.
Year 2010
Sector Food & Beverages
Target Drinks Union
Seller 1 private individual
Buyer Heineken Group
Description Advisory to the seller of one of the largest Czech brewing groups
Deal size n.a.
Year 2008
Sector Automotive
Target SOR Libchavy
Seller Group of 8 private individuals
Buyer J&T Group
Description Advisory to sellers of the second largest Czech bus manufacturer
Deal size n.a.
Year 2005
Sector Heating appliances
Target Družstevní závody Dražice
Seller Group of 7 private individuals
Buyer NIBE Industrier AB (Sweden)
Description Advisory to the buyer on its acquisition of the largest Czech producer of water heaters
Deal size n.a.
Year 2006
Sector Banking
Target HYPO stavební spořitelna
Seller UniCredit Bank Czech Republic, Vereinsbank Victoria Bauspar (Germany)
Buyer Raiffeisen Group (Austria)
Description Advisory to sellers on a sale of one of the 6 Czech building societies
Deal size n.a.
Year 2007
Sector Energy & Utilities
Target HPP Varna
Seller Government of Bulgaria
Buyer ČEZ
Description Participation in advisory team to the buyer on its second acquisition in Bulgaria
Deal size EUR 306 mn
Year 2006
Sector Financial Services
Target CAC Leasing
Seller Komerční banka
Buyer Bank Austria Creditanstalt Leasing
Description Advisory to the buyer on its acquisiton of 50% stake in the target from the joint venture partner
Deal size n.a.
Year 2003
Sector Energy & Utilities
Target 3 electricity distribution companies in Bulgaria
Seller Government of Bulgaria
Buyer ČEZ
Description Participation in advisory team to the buyer on its first acquisition in Bulgaria
Deal size EUR 282 mn
Year 2005
Sector Banking
Target Erste Bank ČR
Seller Erste Bank (Austria)
Buyer Česká spořitelna
Description Participation in the internal advisory team of the buyer on its takeover of affiliated bank
Deal size n.a.
Year 2000
Sector Banking
Seller Česká spořitelna
Buyer Konsolidační banka
Description Participation in the internal advisory team executing bad debt portfolio ringfencing arrangement with the buyer, during the Česká spořitelna’s privatization to Erste Bank (Austria)
Deal size n.a.
Year 1999

Selected other mandates

2014
Acquisition of a branded personal care producer
 
Acquisition of traditional Czech producer of soups, sauces and dry ready-to-make food
 
Acquisition of a traditional Czech spirit brand owned by a one of the global industry leaders
2013
Acquisition of a CEE based wine and spirit producer with a No. 1 market position in its home market
 
Sale of a leading Czech cooling tower design and construction company
 
Sale of a traditional Czech agricultural machinery manufacturer
 
Sale of a leading Czech provider of electrical engineering solutions
 
Sale of leading Czech producer of heating elements
 
Acquisiton of the largest Czech fresh juice bars chain
 
Acquisition of a largest Czech producer of rice and cereal products
2012
Sale of one of the top 5 Czech e-retail companies
 
Acquisition of a producter of components for screw extruders, injection moulding machines and blow moulding machines for plastics, rubber and food industries
 
Sale of an international transport and logistics company
 
Sale of leading producer of branded functional apparel for sport and leisure
2011
Acquisition of a branded personal care producer
 
Sale of a leading Central European specialty contractor providing complete building envelope solutions for high-rise buildings and special structures
 
Acquisition of growers and land used for growing sugar beat
2010
Acquisition of home care and personal care producers
2009
Acquisition of a specialised construction company engaged in concrete structures and cooling towers
 
Acquisition of local sugar refineries
 
Acquisition of automotive component producer
2008
advisory to a leading European power equipment producer on its envisaged acquisition of a Czech competitor
 
advisory to a leading European Tier I automotive supplier on its envisaged acquisition of Czech competitor with strong CEE presence
2007
advisory to private Czech producer of information and control systems for public transport, with significant world market share, on its envisaged acquisition of a Western European competitor from its NASDAQ listed parent.
2006
advisory to private Czech corporation on its envisaged acquisition of Aero Vodochody, a traditional Czech aircraft producer. The project included development of secondary international civil airport nearby Prague.
2004
advisory to one of the world leaders on its acquisition of Czech home appliances producer
2003
advisory to shareholders and a creditor on a sale of leading Central European radiator producers. The shareholders included managerial team, Czech state institution and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
 
advisory to one shareholder of one of the Czech building societies on an envisaged negotiated transaction with a joint-venture partner.
2002
advisory to one of the largest Czech financial groups on sale of its leasing subsidiary

Testimonials

"The advisory team lead by Jiří Mareš provided strong guidance to company’s management team during the competitive sale process targeted at direct competitors on the market and delivered the transaction in a very ambitious timeline. This was instrumental in protecting our retail client base."

Tobias Heller,
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, HYPO stavební spořitelna a.s., one of the 6 building societies operating on the Czech market*

*The stated ownership and managerial positions correspond to the situation before the transaction closing and thus might not correspond to the current situation.