The transaction is subject to approval by the Anti-monopoly Office and its value will not be disclosed.
"AB Facility represents a suitable platform for entering the market and building a strategic subject in the future. We plan to develop both the company and its portfolio of services. Penta's goal is to internally-consolidate the existing holding, add new acquisitions and finally to consolidate the facility management market in Central Europe," said Zdeněk Kubát, Penta's Investment Director.
"At the moment, the market is very fragmented and a strong investor will enable us to use our company's growth potential to its full. Together with the new owner, the existing management is ready to develop AB Facility into a strong regional player," adds Miroslav Tvrdý, AB Facility's CEO.
"The sale of AB Facility has completed a very successful investment transaction for us. During the seven years Genesis Capital owned AB Facility, its revenue grew from CZK 175 million to 1.3 billion - its value followed a similarly steep course. The role of venture capital has been very successful in this case," said Genesis Capital's Manager Jan Tauber.
About AB Facility
- Originally, AB Facility a.s. was founded in 1999 as a facility management company within the ABB Group.
- AB Facility is currently present on the Czech and Slovak markets.
- Its holding includes a total of 6 companies
- The company provides facility management, building technology services, cleaning services, construction and landscaping, energy management and integrated facility management
- Employees: 1,750
- Revenue: CZK 1.3 billion
- Website abfacility.com
About Genesis Capital
Genesis Capital is a renowned venture capital fund management company, focusing exclusively on the segment of small and medium-size businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1999. Genesis Capital manages two venture capital funds with a total volume of EUR 70 million. It has invested into more than 20 companies within the last decade. Apart from AB Facility, these companies included pietro filipi, CCS, ETARGET, Gumotex, Energetické strojírny Brno, Profimedia and others.