BXR Partners is the BXR Group’s investment advisory arm, primarily responsible for:
- identifying suitable investment opportunities;
- structuring and executing acquisitions and disposals; and
- providing strategic guidance and financial expertise to the portfolio companies.
Services are provided exclusively for BXR Group and related parties.
BXR Partners comprises four advisory entities with offices in London, Madrid, Budapest and Singapore.
Investment advisory contacts:
Csaba Barta is a senior advisor to BXR Partners and holds a number of non-executive board positions at various portfolio companies of BXR Group.
Martina Callender is in-house counsel at BXR Partners LLP. She worked for the UK arm of a predecessor
of the BXR Group between 2009 and 2010, prior to which she spent 18 years as a corporate lawyer
and professional support lawyer at Linklaters and Dewey & LeBoeuf in London. Martina is a British
citizen who read Jurisprudence at Oxford University and is a solicitor admitted to practice in England
Antonin Dvorak is a Vice President at BXR Partners LLP. Prior to joining BXR Partners in 2008, he worked in the Valuation & Strategy team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Prague. A Czech citizen, Antonin is a CFA Institute charterholder and holds an MSc from the University of Economics in Prague (Business Administration and Management).
Richard Gati is head of the Singapore office of BXR Partners. Prior to joining BXR Partners in 2011,
he was Principal of GATKO Partners Pte and GATKO Partners LLP, which he co-founded in 2005
to manage the GATKO Global Opportunities Master Fund Ltd. He was previously at Bear Stearns
International as Managing Director Principal from 2000 to 2005. Prior to this, he spent two years at
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, having started his career at ING Barings in 1994. He has a BSc (Hons)
degree in Engineering Mathematics from Bristol University.
Luwe de Grooth is an Associate at BXR Partners LLP, on a secondment from BXR Group. Prior to joining BXR Group in 2015, he worked in the Business Valuation team of Deloitte Corporate Finance in Amsterdam. A Dutch citizen, Luwe holds an MSc in Accountancy & Control from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Financial Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Daniel Hallgarten is a partner of BXR Partners LLP. He was a founding partner of BXR Partners in November 2010 and re-joined in January 2015 following an 18 month break. He worked for the UK arm of a predecessor of the BXR Group from 2005 to 2009 following two years as CFO of a software start-up. He has ten years’ experience as an investment banker first at S.G.Warburg in London and Madrid and, following two years at the European Investment Fund in Luxembourg, UBS Investment Bank in London. A British national, he is a Chartered Accountant (Arthur Andersen & Co., London) and received a first class degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, England.
Alexander Hansen is Head of Education at BXR Partners LLP. Prior to joining BXR Partners in 2016 Alexander worked at Phoenix Equity Partners for three years where he focused on investing in UK mid-market businesses across a range of sectors, having previously spent 2 years at L.E.K. Consulting. A British and American citizen, Alexander holds a BA in Economics from Brown University.
Gabor Illes is a founding partner of BXR Partners LLP. He worked for the UK arm of a predecessor
of the BXR Group between 2008 and 2010 prior to which he had a ten year career in investment
banking with Credit Suisse First Boston in London. A British and Hungarian citizen, he earned a
MSc in Business Administration (First Class Hons) from Corvinus University, Budapest and a CEMS
Master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen.
Peter Kadas is a senior advisor to BXR Partners and holds a number of non-executive board positions at various portfolio companies of BXR Group.
Bence Katai is a founding partner of BXR Partners LLP. He worked for a predecessor of BXR
Partners in Budapest between 2009 and 2010, prior to which he was a director of Citigroup's Debt
Capital Markets department in London. Prior to 2006, Bence held various positions at Citigroup's offices in Budapest and
London in corporate finance, global capital structuring and capital markets. He graduated in 1999
with distinction from the University of Miskolc, Hungary (Faculty of Economics), and holds an MSc in
Michael Pitt is Head of Legal and Corporate Finance and a partner of BXR Partners LLP. Prior to
joining BXR Partners in 2011 he was Head of Legal of J.P. Morgan Cazenove for four years, having
previously spent six years with Morgan Stanley and started his career at Linklaters and Weil Gotshal.
He is a British citizen, has an MA (First Class Hons) in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and is a
solicitor (non-practising) qualified in England and Wales.