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Selih & Partners, Clifford Chance, Savoric & Partners, and White & Case Advise on Allegro’s Acquisition of Mall Group and WeDo

Selih & Partners, Clifford Chance, Savoric & Partners, and White & Case Advise on Allegro’s Acquisition of Mall Group and WeDo

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Selih & Partners, working with Clifford Chance and Savoric & Partners, has advised Allegro on its acquisition of Mall Group and WeDo from the PPF Group, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital. White & Case advised the sellers on the deal.

Allegro is a Polish e-commerce group. Mall Group is a Czech online retail company. WeDo is a logistics company.

The Selih & Partners team included Partners Spela Remec and Natasa Pipan Nahtigal, Senior Associate Lidija Zupancic, and Associates Nejc Bokalic and Marusa Polak.

Clifford Chance’s team included Warsaw-based Managing Partner Agnieszka Janicka, Partner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz, Counsels Krzysztof Hajdamowicz and Jaroslaw Lorenc, Of Counsel Nick Fletcher, Head of Antitrust Iwona Terlecka, Senior Associates Katarzyna Aleksandrowicz, Joanna Kaminska, Marta Michalek-Gervais, Aleksandra Ulatowska, Anna Lyczakowska, Marta Matynia, Aleksandra Mielcarek, Grzegorz Nowaczek, and Filip Stawicki, Associates Katarzyna Kuchta, Aleksander Ostafil, Kamila Hora, Julia Piotrkowicz, Krzysztof Regucki, Szymon Rutecki, Marcelina Slugocka, Mariusz Wisniewski, and Nikoletta Koziol, and Junior Associate Milena Machala; Prague-based Managing Partner Alex Cook, Partner Milos Felgr, Counsels Jan Dobry, Petr Sebesta, Michal Jasek, and Milan Rakosnik, Senior Associates Veronika Kinclova, Dominik Vojta, Lawyers Tomas Prochazka, Jakub Vesely, Petr Chytil, and Josef Lysonek, Junior Lawyers Daniela Bencova, Andrej Havko, Hana Kaderabkova, Martin Urban, Tomas Kubala, Jan Christelbauer, Ondrej Dolensky, and Adam Simice, and Paralegal Tomas Novak; and further teams in London and Luxembourg.

White & Case’s team included Partners Jan Andrusko and Ivo Janda, Local Partners Jan Stejskal and Jan Jakoubek, and Associates Iva Cechrakova, Monika Sedlackova, and Lukas Pavlik.

Savoric & Partners' team included Partner Mia Lazic and Senior Associate Marin Herenda.

Editor's note: After this article was published, Clifford Chance announced new details pertaining to the transaction. According to the firm, the acquisition was made for a total consideration of EUR 881 million. "The final price might be increased by a price adjustment of up to EUR 50 million based on specific short-term objectives."

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