SPCG has advised Dyskret Polska group on the sale of the Vinci Office Center in Krakow to Benson Elliot — one of five Polish office buildings Benson Elliot acquired on behalf of its pan-European fund for a total of EUR 100 million. Benson Elliot was advised by Hogan Lovells on all five acquisitions, with the real estate team advising Benson Elliot on the Vinci transaction — the last of the five — moving to Greenberg Traurig in September 2017, though Hogan Lovells continued advising Benson Elliot on Banking/Finance aspects and Tax matters on that, as on all five acquisitions.
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.
On December 6, 2017 the Siberian Concession Company (consortium of the VIS Group and Gazprombank), with support from Capital Legal Services, signed an agreement with the Novosibirsk Region government on the constructional and operational procedures of the fourth bridge over the Ob river in the city of Novosibirsk.
Greenberg Traurig has represented Cyfrowy Polsat Group in the acquisition of 100% of shares in companies owning the Eska TV, Eska TV Extra, Eska Rock, Polo TV, and Vox Music TV channels from ZPR Media Group, and 34% of the shares in the company owning the Fokus TV and Nova TV stations, as well as in connection with the preliminary agreement to purchase a further 15% of shares in the company in the future. The total value of the transaction is approximately PLN 103 million and will be financed from the group’s own funds.
Greenberg Traurig is representing Goldman Sachs International, through its affiliate Bricks Acquisition Limited, on the announced PLN 1 billion tender offer for 100% of shares in Robyg S.A., a prominent Polish stock-exchange listed developer. The announced tender offer marks the finalization of the strategic investor selection process.
PeliFilip has advised Banca Transilvania on its acquisition of Bancpost S.A., ERB Retail Services IFN S.A., and ERB Leasing IFN S.A. from Eurobank Group. The sellers were advised by Shearman and Sterling and Schoenherr.
Schoenherr, working alongside global lead counsel Ashurst, has advised Deutsche Private Equity Management III on its acquisition of leaflet printing business Euro-Druckservice from a consortium of three company shareholders. Clifford Chance advised EDS's shareholders on the sale. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.