Penta acquires AB Facility

Penta, a Central European investment group, has entered the facility management market with its new acquisition. Today, Penta and the Genesis Private Equity Fund, managed by Genesis Capital, concluded a purchase agreement for AB Facility. AB Facility is currently among the three most important providers and integrators of facility management on the Czech market.

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.

About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 9 billion in 2017. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

Press contact

Martin Danko
External Relations Manager

Telephone +420 225 101 110
Mobile +420 731 664 771
danko

Ivo Mravinac
PR Specialist and CZ Spokesperson

Telephone +420 225 101 109
Mobile +420 606 656 930
mravinac

Gabriel Tóth
PR Specialist and SK Spokesperson

Telephone +421 2 577 88 192
Mobile +421 908 169 879
toth

Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook