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Ivan Meloun

Head of Acquisition & Leveraged Finance

Ivan Meloun (37), Head of CSOB Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, says: ”My goal is to bring acquisition finance services of CSOB as close to the standard West-European concept of investment banking as possible.” Up to now for almost 9 years, Ivan has been in charge of structuring transactions with the use of senior financing. The potential of the Central European acquisition finance market is huge. This is evidenced by the acquisition finance & LBO finance credit cases executed by Ivan in the years 2004-2013, such as comprehensive financing of the Smetana for Macquarie, Slovak Gas Holding and EP Energy for EPH, Falcon for Mid Europa, NOWACO, buy-out of Ceské Radiokomunikace, pâté and ketchup producer HAMÉ, fix line operator GTS, energy service operators like Elektrizace železnic, EGE montáže, MSem Elektromontážní Holding, Healthcare provider Euroclinicum, producer of machine-works Strojírny Poldi and TOS Varnsdorf, CD and DVD manufacturer GZ Digital Media, fix line operator Dial Telecom, producer of bathroom accessories NOVASERVIS, etc.Ivan has been active on financial markets since 1996. He has a broker's licence. Since the very beginning, he has been working in the area of investment banking. He started his 13-year long career in the Securities Commission, in the department of securities traders. He then gathered priceless experience in the area of companies' restructuring in the years 2000-2003, when he within CSOB bank managed the department responsible for restructuring the IPB financial group and finalised several significant transactions on the Czech capital market. He obtained practical knowledge of the funds-related business when he worked in CSOB Asset Management for 2 years. Ivan is a member of the Capital Markets Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce and lecturer of the cash flow forecasting models in the credit school held in CSOB. He graduated from the School of Economics in Prague, Finance and Accounting department. He devotes his leisure time to his 6-year old daughter and one year old son, in particular, and to tennis, golf and mountain hiking

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