Vesa Equity Investment S.à.r.l. is an investment vehicle lead by Daniel Křetínský, controlling shareholder owning 50% + 1 stock. Patrik Tkáč controls 44% – 1 stock. Remaining 6% share is held by EPH Managers Company. Mr Tkáč is a co-founder and co-owner of the J&T group of companies, an international financial and private banking services provider and investment group active in particular in the Czech Republic and Slovakia ( Mr Křetínský is a controlling shareholder, chairman and CEO of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH), an international energy and infrastructure group based in the Czech Republic ( The two shareholders have enjoyed a very long-lasting relationship. They continue to hold joint investments, also together with other co-investors, in media, retail, e-commerce and other business ventures throughout several countries.