CMS Prague has advised Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, the Czech division of KBC Group, on the acquisition of 45% stake in the Czech building savings bank Ceskomoravska stavebni sporitelna from Bausparkasse Schwabisch Hall, advised by Schoenherr.
Wolf Theiss has advised Japan's Takeda Group on its April 3, 2019 acquisition of plasma donation center Plasmapunk Favoriten and Donaustadt.
Kochanski & Partners has advised IB6 Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych, an investment fund managed by the Griffin Real Estate group, on the sale of a Warsaw office building to an entity belonging to the Generali group. The purchaser was reportedly supported by White & Case and Baker McKenzie.
Wolf Theiss has advised Volksbank Wien AG on its March 4, 2019 placement of EUR 500 million covered bonds and the April 9, 2019 EUR 200 million additional tier 1 notes.
CMS has advised the ESPIRA private equity fund on the acquisition, made with ICON's executive management team, of ICON Communication Centres, an award-winning provider of multilingual contact centre services, from the joint administrators of former energy broker Utilitywise Plc. The Czech Republic's FORLEX law firm advised Icon management, and Pinsent Masons reportedly advised the administrator.
Jones Day has advised Societe Generale in connection with the sale of its majority stake in the share capital of Societe Generale Montenegro, a company listed on the Montenegrin Stock Exchange, to OTP Bank Nyrt. Schoenherr advised Societe Generale on matters of Montenegrin law, while CMS advised OTP.
Boyanov & Co. has advised the lenders on a EUR 100 million syndicated financing of the Advance Media Group EAD's EUR 185 million acquisition of the Nova Broadcasting Group from MTG Broadcasting AB and Eastern European Media Holdings S.A. Advance Media was reportedly assisted by O'Melveny & Myers in London and Kambourov & Partners in Sofia. MTG Broadcasting was advised by Allen & Overy, Go2Law, and Spasov & Bratanov, and Eastern European Media Holdings was reportedly advised by Mayer Brown.