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About Us

Aakon Capital is a privately owned investment company that is managing investments of high net worth individuals from the Czech Republic.

We focus mainly on the following areas:

Asset Management – Aakon Capital manages capital markets portfolios of private clients, who benefit from our flexible asset and currency allocation strategy.
Private Equity Investments – our expertise ranks from venture capital to mid-sized businesses. We have the knowledge to optimize business models, facilitate new market opportunities, find economies of scale, source add-on acquisitions and attract new sources of capital from public or private equity markets, mezzanine or senior debt financings.
Real Estate - due to our experience with investing in the Czech Republic as well as in the USA, we are able to help our clients to efficiently diversify their wealth across all asset classes, while accomplishing above-average returns.

Mission


Within Private Equity, Aakon Capital’s mission is to play a transformative role in the economies of this region by identifying and executing entrepreneurial or investment opportunities.

The basic philosophy of our Asset Management is to preserve the value and deliver above inflation return while flexibly reacting to changing market conditions and sentiment. Aakon Capital is providing a one-stop shop for all capital market investments and has long established relationships with major international private banks.

Our team


Leoš Novotný
Managing Partner

>Equity sponsor

>Strategic planning

>Deal Origination

Leos Novotný graduated at the Warwick University (UK). Alongside his studies he held managerial and equity positions within HAME a.s. Following the establishment of Aakon, Leos concluded several private equity deals in the United States’ distressed real estate market. Leos has also established and raised financing for LEO Express, an open access railway operator in CEE. Since 2010, he is also responsible for management of liquid private portfolios within international banks. Currently, Leos acts as CEO of LEO Express and is responsible for the international expansion outside of the CEE region
Peter Koehler
Managing Partner

>Deal origination

>Transaction management and strategic planning

Before joining Aakon Capital, Peter Koehler was the head of the Financial Sponsors team at Raiffeisen Investment. Prior to that, Peter worked in London, Prague and Vienna for JP Morgan and KPMG. Peter, together with Leos, is responsible for managing Aakon Capital and has managed a number of successful private equity deals in distressed assets and manufacturing businesses. Currently, Peter serves as CEO of LEO Express CEE.
Jan Matoušek
Investment Director

>Management of selected investments

>Portfolio management

Jan joined Aakon Capital team in March 2011. He is a graduate from the University of Economics in Prague, where he focused on corporate finance and financial markets. During his studies he already held analytical positions at the Prague City Hall and at PwC Prague, where he worked as an analyst in Forensic Services. Alongside his studies, he was active in the Investors Club at the University of Economics in Prague, where he held the President position. Within Aakon Capital, Jan is responsible for management of private capital market portfolios within international banks and is also involved in associated private equity/real estate investments. He is also an active investor.
Tomáš Adámek
Associate

>Project management

>Focus on private equity and Real Estate

Tomas joined the team of Aakon Capital in autumn 2014. Tomas graduated at the University of Economics in Prague, where he focused on corporate finance and management. Before joining Aakon Capital, Tomas worked as a Junior Valuation Consultant in Apogeo Group. Currently, he also holds the position of Member of the Supervisory Board of Investors Club, where he used to be in the position of President in years 2014-2015. Tomas is responsible for managing and analyzing the projects within Private Equity of Aakon Capital as well as assisting in Real Estate activities.
Adam Bilko
Portfolio Manager

>Search and evaluation of investment opportunities

>Portfolio management

Adam held a position of financial analyst at Aakon Capital from September 2014 until July 2016, when he became responsible for managing capital market portfolios for Aakon’s clients. His main responsibilities within the company are identification and analysis of investment opportunities within capital markets and portfolio management. Before joining the team of Aakon Capital, Adam gathered experience in Russian companies like Rosnano or TKC. Adam graduated at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation summa cum laude. Moreover, Adam has also passed all three CFA exams.