CMS, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Gessel have advised the sellers of Poland's Mila SA supermarket chain to Eurocash SA. Eurocash was advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal.
Clifford Chance Moscow has advised 11 international banks on a USD 850 million pre-export financing for Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers. CMS advised Uralkali on the financing.
CMS has advised NEPI Rockcastle plc on its acquisition of the Arena Plaza shopping center in Budapest by means of a EUR 275 million purchase of all the issued shares in and claims against Symmetry Arena Ingatlankezelo Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag, the owner of the mall, from Lanebridge Investment Management Limited. DLA Piper advised the sellers on the deal.
CMS has advised M.V. Cargo in respect of two parallel loans, totaling USD 74 million, made available to it by the EBRD and the IFC to partly finance M.V. Cargo’s construction of a new modern grain terminal in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhni capable of handling up to 5 million tons of grain annually.
CMS has advised Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group that is part of Axel Johnson, a prominent Nordic trading group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in the IOW Group, which has a presence in Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic countries. The sellers were reportedly advised by DLA Piper.
CMS is advising the chipboard producer Egger on construction of a factory in Poland — its first investment in the country.
CMS has advised SEGRO, owner of SEGRO Logistics Park Strykow, on the lease of 30,000 square meters of warehouse space.
CMS has advised PKO BP on the new issue of subordinated bonds for the amount of PLN 1.7 billion.
CMS has advised investment companies Miton, Enern, and In-Bridge, on their sale of Slevomat Group, a company holding deal websites in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to UK-based travel company Secret Escapes.
CMS Budapest has advised the Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the acquisition of a 19,000 square meter plot of land on the main road corridor in Budapest connecting the city center to the airport.
CMS has advised private equity fund Resource Partners, a longstanding client of the firm, on its sale of Delicpol, a manufacturer of cookies sold under private labels, to Continental Bakeries, a manufacturer of sweets owned by Goldman Sachs Merchant Baking Division and Silverfern, a private equity fund. Noerr Warsaw advised the buyers on the deal. Closing of the transaction is contingent on the approval of market regulators.
Anna Cudna-Wagner has been promoted to Partner at CMS in Poland.
CMS has advised Indian automotive components manufacturer Pricol Ltd. on its acquisition of PMP PAL International s.r.o., a Czech company which manufactures automotive windscreen wiper parts, from PMP Auto Components (part of the Ashok Piramal Group). The sellers were advised by India's DSK Legal.