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On March 13, 2017, CEELM reported that Arcus Infrastructure Partners, an independent fund manager specializing in European infrastructure, had acquired an 85% stake in Gdansk Transport Company S.A., established to work on AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland. We invited Toby Smith, the General Counsel for Arcus Infrastructure Partners, to share his thoughts on the company’s first transaction in Poland.

Clifford Chance has advised DaVita on the acquisition of Centrum Dializa II, which runs 47 dialysis centers and nephrological wards across Poland, from Jacek Nawakowski. The Witkowski Hayder firm advised Centrum Dializa II and Nawakowski on the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Clifford Chance has announced the promotion of 24 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including Warsaw-based Marcin Bartnicki and Wojciech Polz. The promotions will take effect on May 1, 2017.

White & Case has advised Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. Oddzial – Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski w Warszawie, as Global Coordinator, Joint Bookbuilder and Offeror, UBS Limited, WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s. S.A. and Oddział w Polsce, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookbuilders, and Erste Group Bank AG as Joint Bookbuilder, on the PLN 1.65 billion (approximately EUR 388 million) initial public offering and admission to trading of shares in Dino Polska S.A. on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Dino Polska and the selling shareholder, Polish Sigma Group S.a r.l., controlled by Polish Enterprise Fund VI L.P., a fund managed by Enterprise Investors.

Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk i Wspolnicy has merged with Wierzbicki Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni in Poland, and the combined law firm will now operate as Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk and Wierzbicki.

Maruta Wachta has advised Delivery Hero GmbH, the global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, on the acquisition of a 51% stake in Delivery Hero Poland (Restaurant Partner Polska Sp. z o.o.) by AmRest Holding SE, through an investment in newly issued shares.

Mrowiec Fialek & Partners has advised Altus TFI on its acquisition of BPH TFI from BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, a member of the GE Capital group. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the GE Capital Group, including BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, Bank BPH, and BPH TFI on the transaction, which remains contingent on the obtaining of regulatory approvals.

Clifford Chance has advised a consortium of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (Agent and Security Agent), Alior Bank S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., DNB Bank ASA, DNB Bank Polska S.A., PKO Bank Polski S.A., TFI PZU S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank International AG in relation to a transaction concerning the granting of term facilities and revolving facilities in the amount of PLN 7 billion for Play Holding 2 S.a r.l. and P4 sp. z o.o. (PLAY's network operator). White & Case advised the borrowers on the loan, which was designed for, among other things, the refinancing of the current debt and financing of the general corporate objectives of the capital group.

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto has advised SaveCartTM, a new marketing technology start-up, in the acquisition of a 15% stake in the company by the start-up’s inventors. The founding shareholders retain the remaining shares.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has advised China Security & Fire Co. Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, on its acquisition of Konsalnet Holding S.A. and its subsidiaries from a company controlled by the Value4Capital private equity fund. Mrowiec Fialek & Partners advised V4C on the transaction, which was valued at approximately EUR 110 million, and which remains subject to conditions precedent, including antimonopoly clearance.

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