The Karel Komarek Foundation assumed patronage of a Ukrainian art exhibition in Prague Karel Komarek Foundation assumed patronage of a Ukrainian art exhibition in Prague<p>​​The “Unbreakable“ exhibition of paintings and statues by Ukrainian artists is on display in the foyer of KKCG's headquarters in Prague's Bořislavka district. The Karel Komárek Family Foundation (KKFF) has taken over patronage of this exhibition of art by contemporary Ukrainian painters and sculptors. Their pieces reflect themes related to the ongoing war.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img class="maxWidthImage" src="/cz/PublishingImages/news/2022/vystava-20221005_004a.jpg" data-themekey="#" alt="KKCG Unbreakable" style="margin:5px;width:658px;" /> <br> <br> </p><p>The charitable fund has also decided to support the philanthropic purpose of the project with a donation of 250 000 CZK. This amount and the proceeds from the sale of the artworks themselves will purchase prosthetic limbs for Ukrainian mothers who have been injured in the war and to support children who lost their families.</p><p>“Unbreakable” is a travelling charity exhibition of fifty exhibits by twenty-six emerging and established artists. It heads to Bořislavka having been in Berlin, Vienna, Lviv, Paris, and Rome. Visitors can see or buy the artworks in Prague every weekday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on weekends from 1 pm to 6 pm, until Saturday, November 5.</p><p>You can support the exhibition, which is part of the international We and World project, without buying a painting or sculpture. You can do so through the <a href="" target="_blank">Karel Komárek Family Foundation website</a>. The co-founder of the KKFF, Karel Komárek, is a Czech entrepreneur and philanthropist. He owns the ARICOMA Group, the largest Czech ICT holding. AEC is a member of the ARICOMA Group.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img class="maxWidthImage" src="/cz/PublishingImages/news/2022/vystava-20221005_029a.jpg" data-themekey="#" alt="KKCG Unbreakable" style="margin:5px;width:658px;" /> <br> <br> </p>​<br>
We fully support the Cyber product which won the Newcomer of the Year 2022 award fully support the Cyber product which won the Newcomer of the Year 2022 award<p>​The Newcomer of the Year 2022 award for <a href="" target="_blank">the Cyber product​</a> – Insurance for corporate clients which includes a forensic service by AEC went to our partner institute Colonnade Insurance in Slovakia. The new service helps customers of the insurance company with prevention and resolution of cybersecurity issues. At a time when the number of attacks, not only on large corporations, but also on SMEs is increasing dramatically, clients of this leading financial institution can benefit from the top security service offered by our IT consultants.</p><p>The unique Cyber insurance product came out top in the independent Slovak “Gold Coin” competition to find the best financial products. Only new products launched before 22 August 2022 could be nominated for the Newcomer of the Year 2022 category. Colonnade Insurance was the only insurance company which managed to win an award with its product in the competition this year. Colonnade Insurance is one of those responsible service providers which address the issue of cybersecurity and promote awareness in this area systematically and over the long term.</p><p>“We are pleased that a product which shows such significant potential has been a success and also that we are able to get directly involved in it,” said Maroš Barabas, Head of Product Management at AEC, adding: “We are continuing to deepen our innovative cooperation, unique in this country, with Colonnade Insurance, not only during implementation of new projects, but also within the framework of education of the market, the need for which is proving to be more and more urgent.”<br><br> </p><center> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <br></center><h3> <br>More info​:<br></h3><p> <a href="" target="_blank">​</a></p>​<br>
ARICOMA Group acquires Musala Soft Group acquires Musala Soft<p>​​ARICOMA Group and Musala Soft announce a deal for the acquisition of Musala Soft. ARICOMA Group, part of KKCG is a fast-growing European NextGen IT services provider. This investment is another key step in ARICOMA’s strategic development.</p><p>With Musala Soft, the ARICOMA Group will comprise of 10 technology companies with a consolidated turnover exceeding EUR 400 million, an EBITDA of EUR 39 million and 4000+ professionals.</p><p>“With Musala Soft onboard, we are becoming a leader in custom software development from South-eastern Europe. Musala is a natural fit for ARICOMA on our path to become a European leader, and we’re excited to work together. Its innovative culture and amazing people will further bolster our internal talent as well as market potential. The leadership team has a legacy of growing the business with client focus and a problem-solving approach. We believe that Musala will thrive as part of ARICOMA and we will jointly accelerate our long-term growth and value creation plans,” says Ludovic Gaudé, CEO of ARICOMA Digital.</p><p>“We are eager to enter a new faster chapter of our development by joining forces with ARICOMA and KKCG. The synergy with both the overlapping and complementary client base and expertise of ARICOMA gives us confidence and fuels the exciting journey ahead. Of course, we will also keep and expand together our dedication to the development of the IT community, business climate, IT education, science, innovation, and inspiring young talent,” says Elena Marinova, President and Chair of the Board of Musala Soft.</p><p>“I am delighted that we managed to reach an agreement with Musala. This is our second acquisition this year and it fits in line with our strategy to turn ARICOMA into a significant player in Europe. Musala has an exciting portfolio of clients, which will boost our Telco, Finance, and Automotive verticals. Even in these challenging times the IT sector continues to grow and increase in relevance and we remain optimistic about the industry’s potential in the long-term,” adds Michal Tománek, Investment Director at KKCG, the investment company behind ARICOMA Group.</p><p>The deal signed by the owners of Musala Soft and the ARICOMA Group is for the sale of a 100% share in the company. The full Musala Soft management team will stay on board in the long term and will actively participate in building ARICOMA’s future. The transaction is still subject to approval of the respective anti-monopoly offices and is expected to close in Q4 this year.</p><p>CMS Cameron McKenna acted as Legal Advisor and Deepak Bhandari from Marylebone Capital Advisors Private Limited acted as Financial Advisor to Musala Soft.</p><p> </p><p> <img src="/cz/PublishingImages/news/loga/musala-soft-logo.png" data-themekey="#" alt="Musala Soft" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> <a href="" target="_blank">Musala Soft</a> builds future generation software products and enterprise solutions for impactful organizations around the globe. The company is provider of high-end software engineering services in AI, Big Data, IoT, Analytics, Cloud, and Integration. Musala Soft professional team covers with expertise and creativity all elements of the software life cycle. Musala Soft clients are challenging, innovative and trendsetting enterprises in IT, Telecom, Finance and Automotive devoted to stability and growth, daring to pioneer new ideas and build the future. Among them are IBM, SAP, VMware, Deutsche Telecom, A1, Generali, Canaccord, Experian, Procredit Bank, PTV Group, EDAG, Bosch, KPMG, PerkinElmer, Siemens Energy, and the Financial Times. Musala Soft was founded in 2000 and has its headquarters in Bulgaria with a team of 750 employees from 10+ nationalities located in Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Egypt, Albania and Kosovo. Musala Soft is the proud winner of multiple national and international honours and recognitions in Talent Development, Science and Innovation, Quality of Software Solutions, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.</p><p> </p><p> <img src="/cz/PublishingImages/news/loga/aricoma-group-purple-50px.jpg" data-themekey="#" alt="Aricoma Group" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> <a href="" target="_blank">ARICOMA Group</a> is a leading Central European IT Services provider with a significant Scandinavian presence providing services to 1000+ clients in 15 markets from its 8 Europe-based delivery centres. ARICOMA’s focus is to help both private- and public-sector clients navigate the ever-changing demands, risks, and business opportunities. Through its portfolio companies, it provides end-to-end digital transformation solutions, including UX design and consulting, custom software development, IT infrastructure and IT operations management, cloud operations, and cloud security services. Notable members of ARICOMA Group include Sweden- and CEE-based custom software developer Seavus, Sweden-based software developer Stratiteq, Czechia- and Slovakia-based system integrator AUTOCONT, custom software developers Cleverlance Enterprise Solutions and KOMIX, cybersecurity services specialist AEC, and government digital transformation specialist CESEA.</p><p> </p><p> <img src="/cz/PublishingImages/news/loga/KKCG-logo-35px.jpg" data-themekey="#" alt="KKCG" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> <a href="" target="_blank">KKCG</a>, managed by Karel Komárek, one of the most successful Czech entrepreneurs, is an international investment company with a total value of more than €9bn. KKCG develops its business activities in thirty-three countries around the world and its key fields include the entertainment industry, the energy industry, IT technologies, and real estate. It holds shares in many leading companies, including Allwyn (lotteries and gaming), ARICOMA Group (IT), MND Group (energy), KKCG Real Estate Group, and Springtide Ventures (venture capital fund with investments in European and Israeli IT start-ups).<br> <br>​ Karel Komárek Family Foundation supports a diverse range of projects, such as the construction of the REACH - a new building in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, support for Ukrainian people right after the war broke out and Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic, the restoration of South Moravia, which was damaged by the tornado in 2021, and many Czech cultural heritage projects, including the flagship Dvořák Prague International Music festival. </p> ​<br>