EP Global Commerce (EPGC) is an acquisition entity owned by the two investment partners, Patrik Tkáč (47 per cent), and Daniel Křetínský (53 per cent). It was founded in June 2018 and is located in Munich. Two subsidiaries, EPGC I and EPGC II, were founded for the acquisition of the METRO AG shares formerly owned by Haniel and CECONOMY.
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 namely 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, as both were originally involved with the J&T group and were co-shareholders of EPH for many years. They continue to hold joint investments, also together with other co-investors, in media and e-commerce ventures throughout several European countries (