CMS has advised Polish private equity fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of Slovenia's Trimo Group, a leading European provider of complete solutions for building envelopes and steel facade systems. The sellers are nine banks, including Slovenia's largest bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB). The transaction is subject to merger control approvals and is scheduled to close in Q1 2016, once conditions precedent have been fulfilled.
According to a CMS press release, “thanks to its investment in the Trimo Group, Innova Capital is gaining access to the highly attractive European market for complete solutions in steel buildings, roofs, facades, modular units and sound-proof systems. The Trimo Group operates in over 50 countries including Slovenia, Serbia, the UK, Macedonia, Russia and Poland and its products have seen growing presence, having been installed among others at Heathrow Airport, a McLaren Production Centre in the UK and numerous Porsche dealerships."
The CMS team advising Innova Capital was led by Warsaw-based Partner Graham Conlon and London-based Associate Valentina Santambrogio, with assistance from Ljubljana-based Partner Ales Lunder. Other CMS lawyers involved included, in Slovenia, Brigita Kraljic, Uros Bogsa, Amela Zrt, Vesna Tisler, Maja Pukl, Matevz Klobucar, Tajda Vrhovec, and Ursa Jozelj; in the UK, Robert Lammiman, Anna Spichenko, Agnes Solyom, Kyle Abrey, Louise Cakar, Miklos Boros, Katia Ramo, and Charlotte Higgins; in Serbia, Marija Tesic, Maja Stepanovic, Rasko Radovanovic, Popovic Djordje, Marija Marosan, Nenad Kovacevic, and Sonja Gitaric; in the United Arab Emirates, John O’Connor, Hiba Mahmud, Matthew Culver, Sarah French, and Ramez Krishnan; in Russia, Maxim Boulba, Maria Ermolaeva, and Timur Sadvakasov; in Macedonia, Marija Filipovska; and in Croatia, Hrvoje Bardek and Marija Zrno.