First traditional search fund in Slovakia and Czech republic
SMGO Capital is one of the first search funds in Central Europe with a specific focus on Slovakia and Czechia. More specifically, we are the first traditional Czech and Slovak search fund. SMGO focuses on smaller and medium-sized markets in a more sensitive way than traditional Private Equity funds, or strategic investors. You can read more about the benefits of this model and SMGO in Our Offer section.
SMGO was established by Tomáš Zbyňovský after his MBA studies in France and Singapore. Tomáš discovered the search fund model at INSEAD and found it a great fit for the ageing population of entrepreneurs in Slovakia and Czechia, EU countries with the highest number of SMEs per capita 30 years after the fall of the iron curtain. Unlike in countries like Germany, up to 72% of entrepreneurs don’t have a succession plan. Tomáš believes Czech and Slovak search funds driven by young, high-potential entrepreneurs might be an answer to this crisis.
Tomas has more than 9 years of experience as a strategic adviser and manager across the EMEA region. He worked primarily for family businesses, startups and investment clients on post-acquisition and growth strategy projects, operational optimization, analytics and due diligence, within consulting houses like Deloitte or Roland Berger, but also boutiques/start-ups like Mennheim Associates or Futurelytics. He also managed 500+ Associates as an Operations Manager in the Czech and French Amazon Fulfillment Centers.