Local Partners from White & Case's Warsaw and Prague offices have joined the firm's multi-jurisdictional team advising WernerCo on its acquisition of the ZARGES Group from a consortium consisting of funds managed by Baird Capital and Granville, VR Equitypartner, and the management team of ZARGES. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Taylor Wessing Bratislava has advised Martinus, s.r.o., the largest online book retailer and the second largest book retailer in Slovakia, on the acquisition of its competitor, the e-shop Gorila.sk, along with the Czech e-shop arara.cz, from Beyond Media, s.r.o. The Nozdrovicky, Suvert & Co. law firm advised the seller on the deal.
Lawyers from Clifford Chance's Prague office have advised the European Investment Bank on its up to EUR 50 million equity investment into Inven Capital, an internally managed, qualified-investor Czech SICAV fund, fully-owned by the regional energy group CEZ, to support the growth of clean energy and smart technology SMEs and midcaps. DBK Partners advised Inven Capital.
Kocian Solc Balastik has advised Energo-Pro on matters of Czech law related to its December 8, 2017, EUR 370 million debut Eurobond issue in London. Energo-Pro was advised as to English law by lead counsel Herbert Smith Freehills, as to Bulgarian law by Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, and to Georgian law by the BLC Law Office. The Joint Bookrunners (Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc) and Joint Lead Managers (Citigroup and J.P. Morgan, as well as Banca IMI S.p.A, Komercni banka, a.s., and UniCredit Bank AG), and Trustee (Citibank, N.A London Branch) were advised by Allen & Overy on Czech and English law and by Spasov & Bratanov on matters of Bulgarian law.