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a. A&D Pharma Acquisition by Dr. MAX / Penta Investments

RTPR Allen & Overy advised the shareholders of A&D Pharma on the sale of the entire group to the Dr. Max pharmacy network, owned by Penta Investments. A number of firms, coordinated by Musat & Asociatii, provided legal advice to the buyers. 

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: A&D Pharma (RTPR Allen & Overy)
  • Buyer: Dr. Max (Musat & Asociatii; Baker Mckenzie; Havel, Holasek & Partners; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Attorneys-at-Law; Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou; Jan Evan Law Office)


b. Vitruvian Partners Acquisition of 30% Stake in Bitdefender from Axxess Capital

Orrick and Clifford Chance advised Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition of an approximately 30% stake in Bitdefender, a global cyber-security technology company founded and based in Romania. CMS and Norton Rose advised the target and seller group. The transaction valued the business at over USD 600 million.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Axxess Capital (CMS; Norton Rose Fulbright)
  • Buyer: Vitruvian Partners (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Clifford Chance)


c. Banca Transilvania Acquisition of Banc Post, ERB Retail Services IFN S.A., and ERB Leasing IFN S.A. from Eurobank Group

PeliFilip advised Banca Transilvania on its acquisition of Bancpost S.A., ERB Retail Services IFN S.A., and ERB Leasing IFN S.A. from Eurobank Group. The sellers were advised by Shearman and Sterling and Schoenherr. Bancpost is the ninth largest bank in Romania, with a market share of 3% and total assets amounting to RON 11.6 billion.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Buyer: Banca Transilvania (PeliFilip)
  • Sellers: Ergasias S.A., ERB New Europe Holding B.V., Eurobank Household Lending Services S.A. (Schoenherr; Shearman & Sterling)