Pale Fire Capital is helping Groupon build a technology team of dozens of people to transform itself

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Following the announcement of PFC’s first investment in Groupon in January this year, and the addition of partners Dušan Šenkypl and Jan Barta to Groupon’s Board of Directors, PFC is collaborating closely with the Groupon leadership team to help build a strong technology team to transform the company’s overall strategy.

Vojtěch Ryšánek, who previously served as CTO of Aukro.cz Read more

We invest in the Czech heat pump manufacturer Acond

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We have decided to make a major investment in one of the largest Czech heat pump manufacturers, Acond, to accelerate the transition from gas heating and to support the energy security of the Czech Republic and Europe.

With a nearly one-quarter stake (24.3%), we will accelerate the construction of a new production plant, significantly multiplying our production capacity and our … Read more

Jiří Ponrt becomes a new partner of Pale Fire Capital

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From September, we are expanding the partnership structure with Jiří Ponrt, who becomes the fifth member. In ten months with us, Jirka has built our finance and analytics teams almost from scratch and has demonstrated his ability to build a strong finance group with us in a style that has proven successful. Both teams under his leadership are critical … Read more

New ambition, growth and transformation – that was 2021 at Pale Fire Capital

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Prague, August 2022 – Investment company Pale Fire Capital (PFC) has set itself an ambitious target for 2021 and has significantly strengthened. Consolidated turnover reached 1.575 billion CZK. The volume of assets grew to 3.762 billion. The team was expanded with senior reinforcements. PFC expanded its portfolio with significant investments and successfully underwrote bonds worth 750 million CZK for new Read more

The journey with FAVI is completed

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At the beginning of July, we successfully completed our exit from FAVI, with a turnover of 750 mil. as one of the flagship companies in our portfolio in 2021 and with operations in 9 countries.

We entered FAVI just after its inception in 2016 and it was one of our first investments. From the beginning, we helped the founders … Read more

Dušan Šenkypl and Jan Barta as part of the management of American Groupon

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Jan Barta a Dušan Šenkypl. Autorem fotografie je Goran Tacevski.

We have entered into an agreement with the American company Groupon over close cooperation. Dušan Šenkypl became a member of the Board of Directors and Jan Barta a member of the Supervisory Board. We are extremely happy about the expansion of our cooperation and look forward to working and communicating closely with the GROUPON CEO Kedar Deshpande.

With approximately 22%, … Read more

We supported Metronome Festival

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The Metronome Festival, which took place in Prague from 23.6. to 26.6. 2022 and offered to the participants artists such as Oh Wonder, Nick Cave, Underworld or Beck and many other foreign and local performers. We hope you enjoyed the festival and we’re glad we could be there with you!… Read more

Educational seminar for NGOs

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Philanthropy is a significant topic for us, we donate tens of millions every year to several NGOs and through them, we want to help change the way we live in the Czech Republic. Our vision is to steadily increase our philanthropic activities to hundreds of millions CZK per year. However, we also see the importance of being able to offer … Read more