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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 in 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 managing director 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: hi-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 project director, he has been focused also been on seeking out and managing investment projects. He is a chairman of the board of directors of TEDOM, member of the board of directors of PBS INDUSTRY and executive director 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 on 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 the 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 of 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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Gabriela Tlačbabová

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Tomáš Surka

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Alexander Kosovský

Director / Investment Projects

Alexander joined the Jet Investment team as Director / Investment Projects in 2020. He is be responsible for the identification of 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 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

Associate Director

Marek is involved in identifying new investment opportunities for the Jet 2 Fund. As an Associate 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. He is the Managing Director and CEO of the German companies of the HOECKLE POLDI Group.

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. Besides, he has participated in many due diligence projects for Europe's leading 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 

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Gabriela Tlačbabová

Legal Advisor

Gabriela poskytuje právní podporu celému týmu Jet Investment. Od roku 2001 zodpovídá za interní compliance, korporátní a personální agendu a zajištění administrativního chodu společnosti a investičních fondů Jet. Gabriela je absolventkou Právnické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně.

tlacbabova@jetinvestment.cz

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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 activities. Tomas is significantly involved in the selection of any new employees.

Having been in the field of human resources since 2011, he has worked in various international personnel companies such 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 group and is active in expert working groups dealing comprehensively with labour market issues in the Czech Republic.

surka@jetinvestment.cz 

Jakub Krchňák

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Petr Filka

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Pavel Drabina

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Jan Kos

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Jakub Krchňák

Junior Associate

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

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 worked mainly on 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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Pavel Drabina

Director | Real Estate

Pavel is responsible for the complete management of the real estate fund and its results. He is the author of Jet Industrial Lease Fund investment strategy. Pavel focuses on identifying investment opportunities and manages pre-acquisition audits, primarily legal, technical and financial due diligence.

Prior to joining Jet Investment, he worked for more than 20 years in private equity management of holding companies operating in various segments, including a real estate fund as a project director and M&A director with regular participation on the boards of subsidiaries and investment committees.

Pavel studied law at a private university in Prague.

drabina@jetinvestment.cz 

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Jan Kos

Director | Real Estate Acquisitions

In the real estate fund, Jan is in charge of acquisitions and divestments of real estate projects, including the entire related process. He identifies, evaluates, verifies and subsequently ensures the purchase itself, including contractual documentation, business structuring and financing.

Throughout his professional career, Jan has always worked in corporate finance. He spent more than eight years in the consulting company VGD Corporate Finance and subsequently in several investment holding companies, where he was in charge of finding investment opportunities, complete acquisition processes and financing.

Jan studied Business Administration at the University of New York in Prague. He speaks English and German.

kos@jetinvestment.cz 

Tomáš Brezula

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Petra Míšková

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Dominika Jindrová

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Tomáš Brezula

Director | Asset Management

In the real estate fund, Tomáš is in charge of asset management, namely proactive portfolio management with the aim of growing its value, property maintenance, investments in both renewal and development of assets, reporting and, last but not least, customer care.

For the last ten years, he has been involved in the management of companies that were part of an investment and financial holding structures. While working on a Penta Investments project, he integrated acquisitions into the network of AeskuLab laboratories, including their optimization and management. He started his career at the consulting company Deloitte, where he focused mainly on organizational and process audits.

brezula@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 

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Dominika Jindrová

Back Office Assistant

As an assistant, Dominika is in charge of the day-to-day administrative activities. She is responsible for the running of the reception and acts as a support for the entire team during business meetings.

jindrova@jetinvestment.cz