Marek is chairman of the board and managing director of Clairfield in the Czech Republic. He provides services and consultancy for major mergers & acquisitions, divestiture, IPO and valuation projects. He has over 16 years’ experience in corporate finance and capital markets (specifically in ČSOB).
Marek’s projects have included structuring and successfully concluding a partnership agreement between ČSOB and Česká pošta (the national Czech postal service). As a member of ČSOB, he managed the acquisitions of two pension funds (Provincial and Miners’ pension funds), the acquisition of a 50% stake in ČSOB Factoring and the buyout of minority shareholders of ČSOB. His other successful transactions have included the sale of Českomoravská záruční a rozvojová banka (Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank) and the Prague Stock Exchange. In 2000, he was a member of the ČSOB team that was responsible for the acquisition of Investiční a Poštovní banka (IPB). From 2002 to 2005, he oversaw ČSOB’s arbitration proceedings against the Slovak Republic. In 2006, he structured a range of banking services for electronic toll collection on the Czech Republic’s motorways.
Marek holds a masters from the University of Economics in Prague.