Clifford Chance and Dentons are reporting that the EUR 650 million sale of a 265,000 square meter CEE retail portfolio by CBRE Global Investors to CPI Property Group that was initially reported in January closed on March 29, 2017, and more information has been learned about the structuring of the deal and the firms involved.
Greenberg Traurig is announcing that it advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on the Polish aspects of the sale to Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. of the businesses that prior to its combination with AB InBev were owned by SABMiller plc in Central and Eastern Europe. Similarly, Suciu Popa is announcing that it advised SAB Miller on the sale of its Romanian businesses.
Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto has advised Capital Partners Investment Fund on a loan provided to IPOS S.A., a Polish provider of IT solutions. GSW Legal Grabarek, Szalc i Wspolnicy — a member of Grata International — advised iPOS on the deal. Proceeds from the loan are to be converted into the company’s share capital through the investor’s exercise of rights under subscription warrants.
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SPCG has persuaded the Court of Appeal in Warsaw to deny the appeal by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK) of a lower court's ruling reversing his determination that T-Mobile Polska S.A. had participated in an agreement with three other telecommunication operators to restrict competition.
CMS has advised iCotton, a manufacturer of hygiene products in Eastern Europe, on its acquisition of a controlling 59.95% stake Harper Hygienics from Polish Enterprise Fund V, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors. Gessel advised the sellers on the deal.
Hogan Lovells has advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of an 85% stake in the Gdansk Transport Company S.A., a special purpose company set up in 1996 to pursue the DBFMO project for the northern section of the AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland. The acquisition was a multi-step transaction, involving Arcus's acquisition of NDI Autostrada sp. z o.o. (NDIA), which owns a 25.31% stake in GTC, from Grupa NDI and Transport Infrastructure Investment Company (TIIC). As part of the acquisition, NDIA also exercised its right of first refusal on A1 Invest AB Skanska’s 30% stake and on John Laing Infrastructure Limited's 29.7% interest in GTC, taking NDIA’s ownership in GTC to 85%, with Intertoll Europe retaining the residual 15% shareholding and remaining the operator of the A1 motorway. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Grupa NDI and TIIC, CMS advised John Liang, and DLA Piper advised Skanska.