Fund management competency centre, strong professional “workshop”

Our goal is to further enhance GB & Partners as a competency centre by building and continuously extending a powerful professional „workshop”. Extreme focus is so placed on the recruitment of new team members with attractive work experience as well on constant training of colleagues.

We are permanently expanding our team so that we could meet the needs emerging from our intense investment activity and the growing number of portfolio companies. A good number of fine professional managers have teamed up with us in recent years; i.e. we can boast to have hired senior experts with decades of international investment banking leadership or private equity and venture capital investment experience, whereas some other professionals from PwC, E&Y and other multinational companies also chose to work with GB & Partners. Dynamic growth still remains a key focus; we are committed to broaden our team of professionals both in the investment and transactions as well as the business development (portfolio management) departments in order achieve our strategic goals.

Szécsi Balázs
Szécsi BalázsDeputy Director, Portfolio Management
Balázs joined GB & Partners in mid-2018, strengthening the portfolio management department. Currently, as deputy portfolio management director, he and his team are responsible for some anchor investments like Nanushka, Rotachrom and Trezex. Balázs holds more than a decade of Big4 corporate finance adviser experience as he took part in over a hundred M&A and corporate restructuring deals both in Hungary and in the CEE region. His key advisory references include, amongst others, McDonalds in selling their CEE franchise licence, the participation in the bailout process of MKB Bank and in the stress testing of OTP initiated by the National Bank of Hungary as well as in the selling process of KITE agricultural holding and in the Axel Springer-Ringier media portfolio merger. He also managed numerous corporate valuation and due diligence exercises with agricultural and real estate companies as well as the selling of several NPL bank portfolios. He decided to team up with GB & Partners following 10 years with PwC (and also E&Y) in their Budapest, Austrian and Polish offices.