Committed to developing market leading companies

HardWood Investments is a Private Equity fund headquartered in Bratislava focused on buyout investments in Central European region.

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our story

Who we are

We are a Private Equity fund headquartered in Bratislava focused on buyout investments in Central European region. We pursue hands-on managerial role in the acquired businesses, actively helping them improve their operations and develop new opportunities.

We are not afraid to enter areas where few dared to invest before and transform them to excellence.

our approach

How we invest

We develop our businesses through organic growth and add-on acquisitions to grow them into market leaders that will transform their industries and create value for all stakeholders. Our investment targets meet the following criteria:

Company lifecycle stage
Growth and mature
Company size (EBITDA)
Up to 1 mil EUR
Regional focus
Slovakia, Czech republic

Investment themes

Beyond our core focus, we are excited to consider investments in any area or asset where significant positive impact can be achieved through better operational and financial management.


We focus on consolidating local market leaders in referral, specialized or first contact veterinary care in Slovakia and Czech Republic and currently operate the largest veterinary care network in the CEE region

We focus on developing fully integrated modern post-acute and rehabilitation centres in Slovakia, to address the system-wide scarcity of post-acute capacities and ever growing demand
Tactical opportunities

We are seeking opportunistic capital deployment and buyouts regardless of asset’s segment in case of favorable entry valuations and clear value creation strategy after HardWood’s engagement

general partners


Our General Partners (GPs) are investment professionals who are vested with the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations of the fund and portfolio companies.

Michal Kaszás
Michal Kaszás
General Partner
Former BCG consultant
Jindřich Gallo
Jindřich Gallo
General Partner
Former McKinsey&Company consultant
Alexander Ftáčnik
Alexander Ftáčnik
General Partner
Experienced startup entrepreneur & HWI internship graduate
Daniel Pecník
Corporate finance student & aspiring PE professional
limited partners


Our Limited Partners (LP) are high net worth individuals from the CE region with shared values and philosophy.

Danica Matáková
Limited Partner
Head of Maták family office responsible for principal investments, former head of Audit division in EY
Miroslav Kot
Limited Partner
Independent principal investor, president of French-Slovak chamber of commerce and former CEO of Veolia Slovakia
Jozef Daniš
Limited Partner
President of the Slovak tax advisors’ chamber, seasoned tax advisor and former EY tax professional
Jozef Mathia
Limited Partner
Private Equity Investment manager and former EY partner responsible for transactional advisory


Invest with us

If you are an investor with equity in the range of 0.5 to 5 mil EUR and you want to invest in our fund, please contact us.

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