Barbora is an associate director at WOOD & Co., Oaklins’ member firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She has experience in deal origination, financial modeling, valuations, due diligence coordination, buy-side and sell-side advisory, bond emissions and private placements, particularly in telecommunications, media, energy, utilities and real estate. Barbora has participated in numerous successful bond issues via private placement for local clients in the real estate sector, such as SATPO, DISCOVERY Group and K&K Investment Group. Barbora was part of the team advising on a landmark transaction, whereby a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) acquired a 31% stake in EP Infrastructure, a group encompassing gas transmission, gas and power distribution, gas storage and district heating infrastructure assets in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She was also a member of the team that assisted the shareholders of Vltava-Labe-Press on the sale of the business to Penta Investments and advised the shareholder of OKIN BPS on the sale of a minority interest to the family office Consillium Private Investment.
Before joining the firm, Barbora worked in the market research department at Komerční banka, a Czech subsidiary of Société Générale, and in the financial department at Procter & Gamble while completing her university degree. She also completed an internship at Innova Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe. Barbora graduated with a major in finance, financial markets and banking at the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University in Prague. She has been a CFA chartholder since 2015.