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Norton Rose Fulbright has advised shareholders Grzegorz Lysiuk and Marek Bardzinski of ComVision sp. z o.o. on the sale of their shares in the company to LINK Mobility Group ASA, a European mobile communications provider specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions, and mobile data intelligence. Norway's Aabo-Evensen & Co firm advised the buyers on the transaction, which was completed based on an agreed enterprise value of EUR 16 million (based on an estimated EBITDA for 2017 of 2.66 multiplied by a factor of 6) on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

Hogan Lovells has advised arrangers and joint lead managers Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and StormHarbour Securities LLP on the securitization of a portfolio of lease receivables worth PLN 2.2 billion, originated by Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A., a Polish leasing company owned by Credit Agricole S.A. DLA Piper was legal advisor of EFL S.A., and Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund.

Kocian Solc Balastik has advised the Agrofert Group on the October 31, 2017 acquisition by group member DEZA a.s. of Polish chemical company Petrochemia-Blachownia S. A. from BorsodChem Zrt after two years of negotiations. Szecskay Attorneys at Law advised DEZA on Hungarian matters, Wardynski & Partners advised on Polish matters, and Bouchon & Partner advised on German matters. Baker McKenzie advised BorsodChem Zrt. 

Greenberg Trauig has advised Gremi Media S.A., the publisher of Poland's daily newspapers “Rzeczpospolita” and “PARKIET Gazeta Gieldy i Inwestorow”, on the listing of its shares on the NewConnect market, the alternative trading system of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The listing involved 1,138,500 shares of the Company, with a nominal value of PLN 4 per share.

K&L Gates has advised Trigon Brokerage S.A., offerer and book runner, upon the IPO of Venture Inc S.A. and its introduction to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. CMS advised Venture Inc.

Clifford Chance Warsaw has advised Mid Europa Partners on its agreement to acquire Hortex Group from funds advised by Argan Capital. Weil advised Argan Capital on the deal, which is subject to customary competition authority clearance, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.

CMS has advised Coast2Coast, a South African private investment fund, on the acquisition of Wielkopolska Wytwornia Zywnosci Profi -- a manufacturer of pâtés and soups sold under the Profi brand. The closing of the deal remains subject to clearance by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

White & Case has advised companies from the Ghelamco group on financing of up to EUR 221 million and PLN 45 million (a total amount of approximately PLN 1 billion) received from a consortium of financial institutions including Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., PKO BP S.A., Bank Pekao S.A., Bank BGZ Paribas S.A., and Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. that will be used to construct an office-services-hotel complex called The Warsaw Hub. Baker McKenzie advised the lenders on the deal.

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