Vesa Equity Investment S.à.r.l. is an investment vehicle held by Daniel Křetínský, controlling shareholder (53%), and Patrik Tkáč (47%). 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 (www.jtfg.com). 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 (www.epholding.cz). 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.