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Our Private Equity practice provides advice at every stage of a private equity fund’s lifecycle, including in respect to fund formation and assisting the fund’s ongoing operations, re-structuring of portfolio companies, leveraged finance, new investments and acquisitions including minority stakes, co-investment, buyouts, leveraged buyouts, ad-ons by portfolio companies as well as exits to industry investors and IPOs. Our team is experienced in working with owners and entrepreneurs for whom a PE investment is their first transaction as well as blue-chip managers.

We understand the risks, business goals and emotions behind each type and stage of PE investment that different stakeholders might have. We have vast industry knowledge, cooperating with our Media & Technology, Real Estate, Life Science and Energy & Infrastructure teams.

We understand the value-drivers of your transaction and are passionate to secure them in the deal. We work proactively and often connect companies with investors, as well as help companies prepare for a transaction, through helping to select  advisors and by managing the whole process.

Services

  • Fund formation.
  • Management incentives.
  • Structuring and representation of portfolio companies.
  • Financing and refinancing (including bonds, bank, bridge and mezzanine finance).
  • Minority investment and co-investment;
  • Majority investment;
  • 100% buyouts;
  • PIPE and PTP transactions;
  • Exit strategies;
  • Negotiations with industry investors;
  • IPOs

 

Experience

Pollen Street Capital

Advising the global independent alternative asset investment management company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in BIK Serwis sp. z o.o. and BIK Brokers sp. z o.o. - leading Polish insurance services providers.

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Marlin Equity Partners

Advising the global investment firm, with over USD 6.7 billion of capital under management, on its acquisition of Medius Poland, a provider of cloud-based accounts payable automation software that allows organizations to automate their invoice management process.

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EBS Group

Providing legal advice to the seller on the sale of the majority share in the EBS group of companies to Avallon PE fund.

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Velvet Care

Providing legal advice to the management of Velvet Care on the sale of a majority share in the company by Avallon PE fund to Abris PE fund.

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Infracapital

The leading European infrastructure investor, on the acquisition of gas infrastructure company Duon Dystrybucja S.A., a distributor of grid gas and LNG in Poland, from the Fortum Group.

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Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Advising the US investment firm on the high profile GBP 180 million financing granted to Pepkor Europe of the Steinhoff Group. Pepkor Europe is the owner of, among owner of, among others, Poundland, Dealz, Pep&Co and Pepco brands.

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Resource Partners

Advising Resource Partners, a major Central and Eastern European Private Equity Fund, on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Artgeist, a leading e-commerce channel on the interior decoration market in Europe.

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Audioteka

Advising Audioteka, the leading Polish online audiobook marketplace, on the exit of K2 Internet, a public-listed on-line marketing agency.

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PAAN Capital

Advising PAAN Capital on its sale of a stake Sequoia sp. z o. o., specializing in the sale of pharmaceutical products, to the benefit of companies from the Maspex group.

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Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund

Advising a Singapore sovereign wealth fund on the potential financing of the USD 3.2 billion acquisition of leading Polish marketplace, Allegro.

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Team

Our firm consists of nearly 80 people, including lawyers, tax experts and support staff specialising in a range of key practice areas and industry sectors, and located in three offices in Poland.

Rafał Stroiński

Senior Partner Warsaw

Aleksandra Polak

Partner Warsaw

George Havaris

Partner Warsaw

Szymon Syp

Partner Warsaw

Bogdan Duda

Counsel Warsaw

Andrzej Krawczyk

Counsel Warsaw

Agnieszka Wojciechowska

Counsel Warsaw

Iga Wojtczak – Opala

Senior Associate Warsaw

Natalia Leszko

Associate Warsaw

Teresa Pilecka

Senior Associate Warsaw

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