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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.
CMS's Polish and Swiss offices have advised the Bucher-Motorex Group on the acquisition of a lubricants factory in Poland from Circle K (the former Statoil Fuel&Retail). This is Motorex’s first acquisition in CEE.
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.
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.
Wolf Theiss has advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A., a state-owned power company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and one of the largest power producers in Poland, on the sale of 100% of the shares of Exatel S.A. to the Polish State Treasury. The transaction value was approximately EUR 87 million.
Kocian Solc Balastik in the Czech Republic and Wardynski & Partners in Poland have provided local assistance to global counsel Kirkland & Ellis in advising Bain Capital Private Equity on its USD 3.2 billion acquisition of the cleaning and chemicals system division ("Diversey Care") and the food hygiene and cleaning business of Sealed Air Corp.
Kochanski Zieba & Partners has advised Echo Polska Properties on its acquisition, made along with Echo Investment S.A., of the Galeria Mlociny shopping center in northern Warsaw currently under construction. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Echo Investment on the deal, while Greenberg Traurig advised the seller, Rosehill Investments. The purchase price is approximately EUR 42 million.