KAPRAIN group is currently active on three playing fields. We started in finance, we’re now developing interesting real estate projects, and we’re doing more and more in industry. We operate in capacities ranging from independent consultants, through to financial investors and majority shareholders, depending on how we can best contribute to the situation. Our primary goal is to bring projects to fruition despite the complications. That’s where we invest our time and money.
For more than 15 years, we’ve been buying and managing both portfolios of receivables and individual loans. We know both the Czech and Slovak environments very well. A number of companies haven’t been able to match their ambitions to the real market conditions in the past, which is why these companies have gotten into financial trouble.
We have a well-functioning system to manage the purchased portfolios that enables us to effectively recover all assets.
When dealing with more complex financial situations, we’ve created a unique approach based on finding new possibilities for evaluating these investments. Our intention is not just to get a discount receivable and forcefully recover the debt. We’re looking for wider business potential and other opportunities. We often put so much of ourselves into our projects that they gradually become part of our group.
“Just like other Praguers, I kept track of the events surrounding the construction and opening of EDEN stadium in Vršovice. When problems arose, I was also willing to engage in the project despite the almost unpredictable risks. Though sport is also based on numbers, sometimes emotions are simply too strong. Therefore, I became an advisor to the owner and took over the role of searching for the right owner for the stadium.
The stadium was hundreds of millions in debt, both in the form of issued bonds and bank loans. The creditors were very uncertain and impatient; the whole situation began to worsen. The club was not doing well, the terms of business contracts were unrealistically set, and litigation began. Slavia subsequently lost the right to play at the stadium, and the prospects of finding a new owner were almost zero. Despite these difficulties and the subsequent complicated negotiations, after a long period of confusion and disputes, the stadium now has the same owner and team. I even managed to deal with all the creditors. As a sports enthusiast, I’m extremely pleased that Slavia is already playing on its own field. Enjoying a winning goal in a crowded stadium is a unique feeling. This success further motivates me to stay in the sport-related business,”. – Karel Pražák, Owner, KAPRAIN Group.
KAPRAIN Group has been evaluating Spolchemie’s financial situation for a long time. Gradually, we purchased credit exposures from three major banks. As a result, we became Spolchemie’s second largest creditor. We’ve found common ground with the company’s management team and currently we’re, as they say, on the same page. By securing further funding, we’ve supported the company’s development, particularly in connection with investment in new technologies.
“Since 2016, AB-CREDIT of the KAPRAIN Group has been helping us with financing and has gradually become an important partner and one of the strongest creditors. Thanks to the support of KAPRAIN, we were able to provide sufficient resources for a major project, which is launching membrane electrolysis – a technological innovation that ensures compliance with strict EU environmental standards while doubling production. This investment of almost two billion Czech crowns is a record amount in the modern history of SPOLCHEMIE and will allow us to consolidate our position as one of the European leaders in the production of potassium hydroxide. It’s good to have on our side a financial partner that’s interested in building successful long-term cooperation and developing our business.”
Daniel Tamchyna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu (Spolchemie)