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.
- 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;
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.
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.
Providing legal advice to the seller on the sale of the majority share in the EBS group of companies to Avallon PE fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advising Audioteka, the leading Polish online audiobook marketplace, on the exit of K2 Internet, a public-listed on-line marketing agency.
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.
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.
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.
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