Wed, May
56 New Articles

Allen & Overy Advises Ceska Zbrojovka Group on IPP on Prague Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy Advises Ceska Zbrojovka Group on IPP on Prague Stock Exchange

Czech Republic
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Allen & Overy’s Prague office has advised Ceska Zbrojovka Group on its initial public offering and the listing of its shares on the Prime Market of the Prague Stock Exchange. White & Case reportedly advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners Ceska Sporitelna, Komercni Banka, and Societe Generale. Wood & Company Financial Services also acted as a joint bookrunner on the deal. 

According to Allen & Overy, “CZG completed its initial public offering of 3,080,000 shares, including 2,800,000 new shares and 280,000 existing shares held by Ceska Zbrojovka Partners.” The firm reported that, “the shares were sold at a price of CZK 290 per share, resulting in total proceeds of CZK 812 million. The proceeds will primarily finance CZG’s strategy to expand its presence in the U.S. by constructing a new production facility in Little Rock, Arkansas.”

Ceska Zbrojovka Group is a manufacturer of firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defense, hunting, sport shooting, and other civilian uses. The firm is headquartered in the Czech Republic, with production facilities in the country and the U.S.

A&O’s team in Prague consisted of Partners Petr Vybiral, Associate Jana Chwaszcz, and Junior Lawyer Denisa Jonasova; in Frankfurt, Partner Marc Plepelits and Senior Associates Rita Nicole Thomas and Martin Schmidt; and in London, Partner James Roe.

Czech Republic Knowledge Partner

PRK Partners, one of the leading Central European law firms, has been helping clients achieve their business objectives almost 30 years. Our team of lawyers, based in our Prague, Ostrava, and Bratislava offices, has a unique knowledge of Czech and Slovak law and of the business environment. Our lawyers studied at top law schools in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and elsewhere. They also have experience working for leading international and domestic law firms in a number of jurisdictions. We speak your language, too. Our legal team is fluent in more than 15 languages, including all the key languages of the region.

PRK Partners has one of the most experienced legal teams on the market. We are consistently rated as one of the leading law firms in the region. We have received many significant honours and awards for our work. We represent the interests of international clients operating in the Czech Republic in an efficient way, combining local knowledge with an understanding of their global requirements in a business-friendly approach. We are one of the largest law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our specialised teams of lawyers and tax advisors advise major global corporations as well as local companies. We provide comprehensive legal advice drawing on our profound knowledge of local law and markets.

Our legal advice delivers tangible results – as proven by our strong track record. We are the only Czech member firm of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. As one of the leading law firms in the region, we have received many national and international awards, in some cases several years in a row. Honours include the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, The Lawyer and Czech and Slovak Law Firm of the Year. Thanks to our close cooperation with leading international law firms and strong local players, we can serve clients in multiple jurisdictions around the globe. Our strong network means that we can meet your needs, wherever you do business.

PRK Partners has been repeatedly voted among the most socially responsible firms in the category of small and mid-sized firms and was awarded the bronze certificate at the annual TOP Responsible Firm of the Year Awards.

Our work is not only “business”: we have participated on a longstanding basis in a wide variety of pro bono projects and supported our partners from the non-profit sector (Kaplicky Centre Endowment Fund, Tereza Maxová Foundation, Czech Donors Forum, etc.).

Firm's website: www.prkpartners.com

Our Latest Issue