Unique opportunity to invest 
in agricultural farms in the Czech Republic

About the Fund

Verdi Agro Fund is the first fund on the Czech market that offers qualified investors the opportunity to invest in farms and agricultural primary production.

The uniqueness of the Fund lies in the fact that it does not invest only in agricultural land, but mainly in farms in the Czech Republic with the aim of their restructuring and modernisation.

The Fund currently owns shares in three farms in the Czech Republic, which together operate on more than 2 600 ha of land. They are engaged in crop and livestock production or in the production of electricity using biogas plants. We also produce our own organic products.

Our goal is to preserve the tradition of agricultural production in our territory and its further development. We place particular emphasis on sustainability and a landscape-friendly approach.
Cattle breeding
Grain production
Electricity production in a biogas plant
Organic milk and dairy production

Why invest in the Agro Fund

Agriculture is a stable sector that is virtually uncorrelated with the economic cycle and is very resilient in times of crisis (pandemics, war).
Agriculture has been profitable in the long term, mainly thanks to lucrative subsidies from national and European budgets.
Agriculture benefits from deglobalisation pressures and national efforts towards food self-sufficiency.
Prices of the underlying assets (real estate, land, soil) rise with inflation, offering investors a stable investment even in times of high inflation.
Rising commodity prices (especially grain) have a positive impact on farm revenues and increase their profitability.
There are many outdated and inefficiently managed farms in the Czech Republic whose management can be significantly improved through restructuring and the introduction of modern technologies.
The Fund focuses on small and medium-sized farms with an emphasis on ecology and sustainability, which is also in line with the European Union's objectives for the coming years.
The founders are putting their own capital into the Fund in the form of several existing farms and are ready to further increase the investment in the future.
The Fund produces and distributes its own products (meat, milk, butter, yoghurt) in organic quality with a discount for the Fund investors.

Investment terms

Legal form
SICAV
Fund type
Qualified investor fund
Fund domicile
Czechia
Underlying assets
Agricultural farms,land and soil
Currency
CZK/EUR
Type of security
Bearershare
Frequency of subscription/redemption
Quarterly
Investment horizon
5 years
Target performance
≥10% p.a.
Minimum investment
CZK 1,000,000 / EUR50,000
Manager and administrator
Winstor investicni spolecnost a.s.
Depository
CSOB
Auditor
PwC

Management of the Fund

Founder

Kateřina Zychová

Kateřina is the founder and CEO of Verdi Group. She has worked in finance for over 25 years, 13 of which she spent on Wall Street in New York and the City of London at major investment banks JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

She is also Chairman of Green Horizon Renewables, which has been investing in the renewable energy sector since 2013. The company has successfully built a portfolio of solar power plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and wind power plants in Finland, which it sold in 2021 to BlackRock, one of the largest energy investors in the world.
Founder

Anita Khosla

Anita is the founder and COO of Verdi Group. She focuses on the overall strategy of the company and its legal and compliance functions. 

During her career, she worked as a Vice President in the legal and compliance department at Credit Suisse in London, New York, and Tokyo, where she focused predominantly on structured derivative products, securitisation, and OTC transactions.
Founder

Petr Novotný

Petr is the founder and editor-in-chief of the financial portal Investičníweb.cz. Previously, he was a dramaturg and presenter of Investorský magazín on O2 TV and Petr Novotný's Byznys index on Seznam TV.

He has 12 years of experience as a stockbroker and private banker at Eastbrokers, Merrill Lynch, Citibank and HVB Bank. He is also the co-founder of the Czech Land Fund, which achieved a total net appreciation of up to 100% between 2014 and 2019.
Strategy Director

Tomáš Trávníček

Tomáš holds degrees in agriculture and economics from Mendel University in Brno and the Hochschule Anhalt Agricultural University in Germany.

He has 10 years of experience in the agricultural market of Central and Eastern Europe with extensive experience in the field of mechanisation in agriculture. Previously he worked for companies Agrotec and later Fritzmeier, a German precision farming and primary production company within the EU countries.

Contact

ADDRESS
Ovocný trh 1096/8
110 00 Praha 1
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