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Kinstellar and K&L Gates Advise on Acquisition of EQOS Energie’s Polish and Czech Operations

Kinstellar and K&L Gates Advise on Acquisition of EQOS Energie’s Polish and Czech Operations

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Kinstellar has advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III and the Poland-based Avallon MBO Fund II on the acquisition of EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and EQOS Energie Cesko spol. s r.o.

Both companies were part of the international EQOS Energie Group, a technical infrastructure service provider in Europe that is backed by the German-Swedish private equity firm Triton.

Upon the transaction’s closing, the Czech and Polish companies will operate under a new brand: Stangl Technik. For GPEF III, the transaction marks its sixth investment and the first deal in Poland. The transaction closing is subject to approval by the Polish antimonopoly authority.

The Kinstellar team was led by Partner Jan Juroska. Other team members were Senior Associate Michal Kniz and Junior Associate Kristyna Del Maschio. The Kinstellar team was assisted by K&L Gates Partner Michal Pawlowski and Associate and Piotr Miller based in Warsaw.

Kinstellar did not reply to an inquiry about the deal.

Editor's note: After this article got published, WKB announced us that together with Havel & Partners, they have advised EQOS Energie Holding on the process of divesting 100% of its shares in subsidiaries EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and EQOS Energie Ceskospol. s r.o. to Polish-based Avallon MBO Fund II and Czech-based Genesis Private Equity Fund III. 

WKB advised EQOS Holding on all legal aspects of the transaction, including due diligence and negotiations of the documents with potential investors, as well as coordinating the activities of the Czech legal advisors. The transaction was subject to clearance from the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland and the Office for the Protection of Competition in the Czech Republic.

Their team included Partner Jakub Jedrzejak and Senior Associate Adrian Michalak.