Václav Strýhal, Partner
Vaclav became the founding partner of the VGD Corporate Finance CEE in 2003. Responsible for the company’s activities in Central Europe, he has a track record of more than 18 years in management positions in investment and commercial banking.
Prior to founding the company, Vaclav was a director of Global Securities Services for 10 years, and at the same time chief clerk of Bank Austria Creditanstalt, followed by HVB Bank (UniCredit). Under his management, the Bank became the second largest provider of services for foreign and domestic financial institutions in the country. Subsequently, he was also responsible for direct banking and branch network of the bank.
Vaclav participated in a number of complex investment projects and transactions, often with an international aspect, among others in the areas of energy, electrical engineering, logistics, print and Internet media, IT, chemicals, construction, recycling, etc.
Filip Otruba, Partner
Director Corporate Finance
Filip Otruba is the Director of Corporate Finance department, responsible for the equity team with main focus on domestic and international M&A and other equity products. In the field of investment banking, he has over 20 years of experience (CA IB, UniCredit), he is with VGD Corporate Finance from 2012 onwards.
Mr. Otruba worked on many successfully closed transactions, including the divestment of Safina (on behalf of Safichem Group), the acquisitions of České radiokomunikace (Deutsche bank Special Situations Group), Brno Trade Fairs and Exhibitions (Messe Dusseldorf), the Polish power station Skawina / Elcho (CEZ), divestments of Internet portal Atlas.cz, IT systems integrator Infinity, IPO of ECM company and many others.
Mr. Otruba graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (specialization in Energy Economics) and holds a postgraduate at the IFP (French Petroleum Institute in Paris). He speaks English, French and Spanish.
Director Project Finance
Director of Project Finance department, responsible for the team with focus on domestic project and acquisition finance transactions. Member of VGD Corporate Finance since 2008. He has more than 14 years of experience in corporate banking and financial markets.
Peter has worked on numerous successful transactions, including the issuance of bonds for the company ČEZ, as (Euromoney 1995 ‘Emerging Market Bond Deal of the Year “), the first issue program of short-term corporate bonds for Transfinance, financing PPP projects (management and maintenance of public lighting in Prague and other major cities to Eltodo-Citelum management, energy services in hospital Prague-Motol consortium ECM and ABB) and projects in the energy sector.
Peter graduated from the Czech Technical University in the field of economics and management, and attended several specialized courses in the UK, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic. He speaks fluent English, French and Russian passively.
Before working for VGD Corporate Finance, Jan Stransky worked for three years in the audit and property valuation department of VGD group – Europe’s leading corporate advisers. In addition to the co-operation with audits of important Czech and international companies, Jan also participated in the preparation of valuation of the companies and its assets, as well as office and industrial real estate properties and for the legal, banking and the individual needs of clients.
Jan Stransky graduated from the Technical University in Liberec, Department of Business Economics and completed a course in business and real estate valuation at the University of Economics. He speaks English and has basic knowledge of German.
Adviser / Corporate Finance
Michal Kozelka is an adviser in the VGD Corporate Finance department since 2012, and is responsible for processing M&A transactions. He has seven years of experience in investments and about two years of experience in financial advisory and financial modeling.
Before working for VGD CF Michael Kozelka worked as an Investment Analyst at 3TS Capital Partners, a leading private equity fund in Central and Eastern Europe with € 150 mil under management. There, he participated in investments in companies like The best TV and mall.cz. His professional career began at Milestone Partners, a local venture capital investment company, where he was responsible for investment analysis of start-ups and other investment projects.
Michal graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava. In 2008 completed EVCA course for investment professionals. He speaks fluent English and has a basic knowledge of German.
Senior Adviser / Project Finance
Michal Cerny is a senior adviser in the project finance team. He’s been in this position since mid-2010, and during that time has implemented many successful projects. Major transactions include co-operation with the D + D group in securing senior financing for development of two logistics projects with a total volume of EUR 40 mil., or co-operation with Turkish investment group F & S Invest in securing senior financing for the construction of residential housing in the total transaction volume of EUR 10 mil.
Michal Cerny has a 6-year experience in the corporate sector as the CFO of a logistics company with a turnover of over EUR 40 mil.
Michal Černý graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and speaks English fluently.
In the past, Mr. Krusbersky worked as a financial analyst in Aakon Capital, a leading private equity fund with €100 million under its management, he also participated in the analysis of the stock market, Bloomberg terminal practice, market analysis for the LEO Express company, completed financial market analysis and models for a number of start-ups and other investment companies.
Vojtech Krusbersky is currently completing his studies at the University of Economics and Management in Prague. He speaks English and Spanish.
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VGD Corporate Finance, s.r.o
Bredovský Dvůr Centre
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 220 930 831