We are one of the companies belonging in the global BDO consulting group operating in the Czech Republic. Worldwide, BDO is one of the largest networks of audit and consulting companies. It employs over 80 000 experts in over 160 countries.
BDO has been active on the Czech market since 1991. Over 300 experts provide services primarily in the fields of audit, taxes, accounts, management and transaction consulting, valuation and expert opinion services.
„We guide company owners on the path to increasing the value of the results of their work.“
Since its foundation, our M&A team – focused on acquiring and selling businesses – has assisted many Czech and Slovak owners to cash out shareholdings in the businesses they have built. After the sale, our satisfied clients wanted to know where to invest their new funds.
This resulted in the idea of joint investments with our clients through the foundation of an investment fund that will search for and implement opportunities with interesting returns and a reasonable risk profile.
Fund founders and fund manager
BDO Investment was established in March 2017, its founders being BDO Advisory s.r.o. (67%) and BDO Tax s.r.o. (33%).
„BDO Advisory s.r.o., which specialises in M&A and strategic advisory, is the expert advisor of the fund.“
The expert advisor searches for investment opportunities, proposes the transaction structure and contractual documentation, and secures acquisition financing and the actual acquisition itself. It sets the business strategy together with the management of the business we invest in. It carefully monitors the investment throughout its life and, at the appropriate time, prepares and then implements the ‘exit’ from the investment through trade sale to a suitable investor.
Key people at the fund:
Petr Kymlička is a member of the investment committee at BDO Investment. He is a partner and co-owner at BDO Advisory s.r.o. He has been involved in strategic business management and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for 25 years. Prior founding BDO Advisory s.r.o. he worked in the senior management of domestic branches of important global consulting companies. He focuses primarily on manufacturing companies, healthcare and financial markets.
Tomáš Brabenec is a member of the investment committee at BDO Investment. He is a partner at BDO Appraisal services – Znalecký ústav s.r.o. He is a Czech and Slovak expert witness in economics and business valuation, and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He has focused on business valuation for 15 years. He lectures and regularly publishes in Czech and foreign professional magazines on business valuation, transfer pricing and expert law.
Karel Kučera is a member of the investment committee at BDO Investment. He focuses on business development and international trade, in particular between the EU and Asia. He led the CzechInvest agency from 2014 to 2018 which, during his time there, arranged investments totalling over EUR 7 billion. At BDO Advisory s.r.o. he is responsible for advising investors entering the Central European market.
The administrator and manager of the BDO Investment fund is AMISTA investiční společnost, a.s., which ensures the regular operation of the fund and compliance with the collective investing rules pursuant to Czech National Bank regulation. AMISTA investiční společnost, a.s. is one of the most experienced companies in the management of and provision of advice to qualified investor funds.
The fund depository is Česká spořitelna, a.s. The depository records the securities in the fund’s portfolio and maintains its cash accounts.
The BDO Investment auditor is KPMG Audit Česká republika, a.s.