Nano Energies to adjust its shareholders' structure

Prague,  31. August 2023

Nano Energies to adjust its shareholders' structure

Prague,  31. August 2023

Czech technology group Nano Energies, a.s. has announced today that an entrepreneur, investor and one of its three existing shareholders, Petr Zahradník, will acquire all the remaining company shares from the company founder Petr Rokůsek and from the investor Tomáš Janeček. Thus, Zahradník will become Nano Energies' sole owner and board chairman. The transaction is expected to be closed in October 2023. 

Specifically, Petr Zahradník will buy out the 37,5% stake held by the company founder, Petr Rokůsek, and the 25% stake owned by investor and education entrepreneur Tomáš Janeček. 

Over the last fifteen years of its existence, Nano Energies has expanded as an independent energy flexibility aggregator in five CEE markets - the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Croatia. "Nano Energies was founded in 2008. A year later, we ran a pilot managing electricity consumption for ten households and had a distant vision of decentralising the energy sector in the Czech Republic. Today, fifteen years later, the company manages nearly 100 megawatts of industrial customers, helping to maintain the stability of the Central European transmission grid," says Nano Energies founder Petr Rokůsek. Once the transaction is closed, he will remain serving on the company's board of directors with an advisory vote. "There is always room for improvement in the energy sector; many things can be done differently and better. Petr Zahradník is needed for the new upcoming phase as he has a gift for integrating ideas and visions. All that is now needed for Nano Energies' path towards becoming one of the major players participating in significant changes in the European energy markets," added Rokůsek.

Tomáš Janeček, who invested in the company ten years ago, commented: "There are few companies with such a strong vision as Nano Energies. I believe that this company has a great business future ahead of itself. And I would like to thank Petr Zahradník for deciding to go all in."

Petr Zahradník joined Nano Energies as an investor three years ago when the company was just planning its expansion into other European markets. "Dreams without an excellent strategy and execution remain just dreams. Saying that, I have no doubt that Nano Energies'  vision of a sustainable business with a great social impact will become a reality. I can see Nano Energies controlling major flexible electricity sources and turning wind farms and greenhouses on and off. We are heading towards becoming a company that controls gigawatts of electricity sources with a fully automated control model," Zahradník outlines his practical plans for the company.

All parties to the transaction have agreed not to disclose the amount or the specific terms of the transaction.

Petr Zahradník is a mathematician, investor and philanthropist. After his studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, he was looking for a job that would allow him to use his excellent knowledge and fulfil his ambition to create a world-class product in Prague. This is how Qminers, a company developing software for algorithmic trading, was founded ten years ago.  An elite mathematician and programmer team creates algorithms for most of the world's relevant stock exchanges. Petr Zahradník has also been active in the modern energy sector since 2020 when he became a shareholder in Nano Energies.

Petr Rokůsek is a visionary entrepreneur and investor in modern energy. In these pursuits, Petr has focused on demonstrating options for a smart combination of nature and technology. While still a student at the Czech Technical University, Petr founded his first venture with a Dutch business partner in 1995, establishing what is now a leading visual display group, Jansen Display, which was acquired by the US’s Sign-Zone in 2018. Later, in 2022, Petr acquired the traditional Slovak design wooden furniture manufacturer Javorina. He currently resides in Liechtenstein and spends his workdays partly in Switzerland and in the Czech Republic researching energy innovations and sustainable wood production. Petr has also founded Bluelight.LI fund, which invests in business ideas with a positive impact on our environment.

Tomáš Janeček is a successful Czech entrepreneur and investor. He co-owns RSJ and RSJ Private Equity, an investment fund active in new technologies, renewable energy, IT and health foods. Tomáš joined Nano Energies in 2012, interested in the idea of a modern energy company helping people to establish energy independence. With his wife, Tomáš also founded a Montessori-style preschool, Duhovka, which has grown into a unique, comprehensive bilingual Czech-English educational system for children 18 months to 19 years of age.

Czech technology group Nano Energies, founded in Prague in 2008, offers companies and households the opportunity to manage electricity efficiently and responsibly through flexible management of consumption and production. The company builds virtual power plants in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to help maintain the stability of local grids and pave the way for developing renewable energy sources. Nano Energies was founded by Petr Rokůsek, who until now has held a 37.5% stake in the company. Petr Zahradník held the same stake, while Tomas Janecek was the third shareholder with a 25% stake.