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We live the stories of our companies

The investment process is surprisingly creative and compelling

Although we are driven by our desire to succeed and make money, simple curiosity is frequently a part of this, too. Each factory is a story worth experiencing and following through to its end. Many of our projects began from an apparently simple idea and initial enthusiasm. This was followed by a lot of hard work and a daily routine. Our projects work out, too, thanks to the exceptional people we have met on the journey to fulfil our vision. We put our utmost into each of our projects, because we just plain enjoy looking for interesting business combinations.

Igor Fait

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Lubor Turza

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Libor Šparlinek

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Marek Malík

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Igor Fait

Managing Partner

Igor is a Brno native and patriot and a founding partner of Jet Investment. As a member of the boards of directors and supervisory boards, he oversees strategic development of all portfolio companies and the evaluation of acquisition opportunities.

Igor graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Mendel University in Brno. During 1990–1993, he worked as a portfolio manager for the Trade Fair Investment Fund and as BVV’s capital markets director. He struck out on his own in 1993 to found the brokerage firm Brno Broker Group. The company quickly became one of the top ten securities dealers in the Czech Republic. Igor sold BBG Brno in 1996 and established Jet Investment Group.

The best investments according to Igor are: children, family, art

As a matter of principle, Igor never invests in: cryptocurrencies

Guilty pleasures: cars, travel

fait@jetinvestment.cz

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Lubor Turza

Partner

Lubor is responsible for seeking out and managing investment projects. Since joining Jet Investment Group in 1997, he has successfully conducted a number of acquisitions, served as a project director and was responsible for divestment of reorganized companies.

Lubor oversees the strategic development of several companies as statutory executive of BENVIG HEAT TRANSFER, member of the boards of directors of STROJÍRNY POLDI and PBS INDUSTRY, and member of the statutory body of HOECKLE Group.

Lubor is a graduate of Brno University of Technology. During 1995–1996, he worked at BBG Brno as an analyst and later in the corporate finance department with a focus on seeking out acquisition opportunities.

The best investments according to Lubor are: education, languages, private equity
As a matter of principle, Lubor never invests in: speculative investments
Guilty pleasures: music, wine, sport

turza@jetinvestment.cz

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Libor Šparlinek

Partner

Libor is responsible for investor relations and subscription of the Jet Funds’ investment shares. He has worked within Jet Investment since its founding in 1997. In the past, he successfully managed several real estate projects and was active in pursuing synergies between companies within the group. As chairman of the supervisory boards of PBS INDUSTRY, and STROJÍRNY POLDI, Libor oversees their strategic development.
 
Libor is a graduate of Brno University of Technology. Until 1996, he had worked as sales and marketing director at BBG Brno in the corporate finance department.

The best investments according to Libor are: family, daughters, travel
As a matter of principle, Libor never invests in: investments without a strong story 
Guilty pleasures: high-tech gadgets

sparlinek@jetinvestment.cz

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Marek Malík

Partner

Marek is responsible for seeking out and managing investment projects. He joined Jet Investment in 2010 and previously was active in seeking out new acquisitions, managing the portfolio companies and their divestments. Marek is a member of the boards of directors at Fiberpreg CZ and Tedom.
 
Marek is a graduate of Brno University of Technology and of Nottingham Trent University. He previously worked in Bank Austria Creditanstalt and in Deutsche Bank in Prague and London, where he was responsible for trading on financial markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

The best investments according to Marek are: education, experiences, health, and family
As a matter of principle, Marek never invests in: anything that’s not logical
Guilty pleasures: golf, travel, functionalist architecture

malik@jetinvestment.cz

Oldřich Šoba

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Jan Sklenář

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Jan Brávek

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Jiří Kroc

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Oldřich Šoba

Director

Oldřich has been working in Jet Investment since 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for the licence proceedings at the Czech National Bank and foundation of the Jet 1 and Jet 2 private equity funds. As a project director, he has been focused also on seeking out and managing investment projects. He is chairman of the board of directors of TEDOM, and statutory executive of BENVIG HEAT TRANSFER.

Oldřich studied finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno. Prior to joining Jet Investment, Oldřich worked as a project manager and economic analyst in consulting companies and as a university instructor in financial and capital markets.

soba@jetinvestment.cz

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Jan Sklenář

Director

As a project director and member of the board of directors, Jan had focused on MSV Metal Group and Benet Automotive since 2015. Both companies were successfully divested in 2020. Currently, he is devoted to the growth and development of the COMPOSITE Group and he also participates in seeking out and executing new investment opportunities. For example, he managed the acquisition of HOECKLE Group.

Jan is a graduate from the Faculty of Economics at Masaryk University in Brno. He studied also at universities in the UK and in Finland. Prior to joining our Brno team, he worked for the German consultancy company Roland Berger.

sklenar@jetinvestment.cz

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Jan Brávek

Director

Jan is responsible for managing the Jet 1 and Jet 2 funds. In addition to their everyday operation, he handles relationships with Czech and international investors and, in particular, institutions.

Prior to joining the Jet Investment team in 2018, Jan was employed in the Austrian Erste Group, where he specialized in project finance, especially in real estate, infrastructure, and renewable resources across the entire CEE region. That portfolio was in excess of EUR 1 billion. Within the banking group, he also was involved in consolidation and subsequent sale of bad assets in a total nominal amount exceeding EUR 500 million.

Jan studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna and earned the title of magister from Berlin School of Economics and Law.

bravek@jetinvestment.cz

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Jiří Kroc

Director

Jiří works in identifying and overseeing investment opportunities for the Jet 2 Fund, building new industry platforms within the fund and their management, as well as overseeing the subsequent divestment processes. As project manager, he is responsible for management of the HOECKLE POLDI Group. 
 
Jiří came to Jet Investment from Deloitte, where he had managed the Corporate Finance consulting unit. His track record includes a number of successful transactions in the Czech and international realms, including deals valued at more than EUR 300 million, such as sale of one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in the region, sale of several important machine-building businesses, and divestment of an asset group for a key player in energy. His clients in the acquisitions area included such corporations as ČEZ, EnBW, and Unipetrol, as well as a number of private equity funds and individual entrepreneurs. 

Jiří is a graduate of the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE).

kroc@jetinvestment.cz

Alexander Kosovský

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Marek Palička

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Artur Frankiewicz

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Gabriela Tlačbabová

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Alexander Kosovský

Director / Investment Projects

Alexander joined the Jet Investment team as Director / Investment Projects in 2020. He is responsible for seeking out new investment opportunities for the Jet 2 Fund.

Alexander's prior experience includes a position with Genesis Capital, where he was responsible for the identification of investment opportunities across industries in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. As an investment manager, he led two investments – POS Media and Stangl Technik Česká republika/Stangl Technik Polska. He started his career in investment banking divisions at the Royal Bank of Scotland and J.P. Morgan in London and in transaction advisory at Ernst & Young in Prague. Later, he worked as an investment advisor for a major international industrial group.

Alexander studied economics and finance at Queen Mary College in London and holds the CEMS Master in Management degree from HEC Paris and the University of Economics in Prague. He speaks Czech, English, Russian and French.

kosovsky@jetinvestment.cz

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Marek Palička

Director

Marek is involved in identifying new investment opportunities for the Jet 2 Fund. As a Director, he supports the management of the engineering platform HOECKLE POLDI Group, where he is primarily responsible for the transformation of its German and Austrian subsidiaries. Marek is chairman of the board in the companies 2 JCP and PBS Industry.

Before joining Jet Investment, he worked for leading consulting firms Roland Berger and Boston Consulting Group, focusing on restructuring and transformation projects in many European countries. In addition, he has participated in numerous due diligence projects for leading European private equity companies.

Marek graduated from the CEMS International Management program at the University of Economics in Prague. He also studied in Australia, Germany, and Austria.

palicka@jetinvestment.cz 

Artur Frankiewicz

Artur Frankiewicz

Director / Investment Projects

Artur focuses on finding investment opportunities and subsequent project management on the Polish market.

Before joining Jet Investment, he held the position of Director of Business Controlling and Logistics at Unipetrol Group. Also, he worked as a CFO at Benzina and Neeco Global ITC Services. He has worked for PwC and Philip Morris, where he was responsible for audits and finance, and led projects in Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

Arthur studied international relations and foreign trade at the University of Economics in Kraków.

frankiewicz@jetinvestment.cz

 

 

 

 

 

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Gabriela Tlačbabová

Legal Advisor

Gabriela provides legal support to the entire Jet Investment team. Since 2001, she has been responsible for internal compliance, corporate and personnel matters, and overseeing administrative operations of the company and of the Jet Investment funds. Gabriela is a graduate of the Masaryk University Faculty of Law in Brno.

tlacbabova@jetinvestment.cz

Tomáš Surka

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Jakub Krchňák

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Petr Filka

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Petra Míšková

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Tomáš Surka

Group HR Advisor

Tomáš is a consultant for the entire area of ​​human resources, both in the investment company itself and in the companies within its portfolio. He is also in charge of the HR part of due diligence during the acquisition process, HR audits and labour-law aspects of Jet Investment’s activities. Tomáš is substantially involved in the selection of any new employees.

Having been in the field of human resources since 2011, he has worked in such various international personnel companies as Devire, Synergie and Adecco. He has experience with large recruitment projects, from personnel transformations of whole companies to setting personnel strategies, as well as in cross-border recruitment and international mobility. Among other things, Tomáš manages personnel consulting for the group and is involved in expert working groups dealing comprehensively with labour market issues in the Czech Republic.

surka@jetinvestment.cz 

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Jakub Krchňák

Junior Associate

Jakub helps with day-to-day management of the investment company and Jet Funds. He supports the team in managerial accounting, internal processes and corporate matters.

krchnak@jetinvestment.cz 

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Petr Filka

Junior Associate

Petr provides support to project directors, and he dedicates the rest of his time to finding new opportunities and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Jet Investment, he worked for the consulting company EY and the M&A boutique IMAP REDBAENK, where he was involved mainly in SME sales projects for companies from various industries.

Petr is a graduate of the Faculty of Law in Brno.

filka@jetinvestment.cz 

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Petra Míšková

Back Office Manager

Since 2018, Petra has been providing vital support for the entire Jet Investment team. She manages the everyday work of the office from invoicing and banking, to communication with accountants, and to updating and checking data in the company database. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she also works as Igor Fait’s assistant.

Petra has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from Nottingham Trent University and a master’s degree in Business Finance from the Brno University of Technology. Before joining Jet Investment in 2018, she had been gathering experience primarily in customer service within the Czech Republic and in Sydney, Australia.

miskova@jetinvestment.cz 

Dominika Jindrová

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Dominika Jindrová

Back Office Assistant

As an assistant, Dominika attends to day-to-day administrative activities. She is responsible for running of the reception and provides support to the entire team during business meetings.

jindrova@jetinvestment.cz