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Avellum and DLA Piper Advise on Vodafone Acquisition and Financing

Avellum has advised arrangers J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on a USD 464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of PSJC Vodafone Ukraine. DLA Piper advised Bakcell on the deal.

DLA Piper Advises Allegro on Acquisition of FinAi

The Warsaw office of DLA Piper has advised Allegro, the sixth-largest trading platform in Europe, on its acquisition of FinAi from its founders and from the Fidiasz FIZ investment fund. Olesinski & Wspolnicy reportedly advised Fidiasz on the deal.

DLA Piper and Dentons Advise on Financing of HB Reavis Green Project in Poland

DLA Piper has advised Santander Bank Polska, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, PKO Bank Polski, and Bank Pekao on a EUR 162 million loan granted to HB Reavis for the development of the Forest office campus in Warsaw. Dentons advised HB Reavis on the deal.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the banks on financing provided to Vectra S.A. for its acquisition of Multimedia Polska S.A. Vectra was advised by Rymarz Zdort, while Multimedia Polska was advised by Allen & Overy. Multimedia Polska's creditors were advised by Greenberg Traurig.

DLA Piper has advised the Hungarian Fund Management Company on the acquisition of Forgacs Intezet, a company focusing on the provision of reproductive health services and obstetric and outpatient care. The unidentified seller was advised by Solo Practitioner Tomcsanyi Tamas, and financial details were not disclosed.

DLA Piper has advised Polish family-owned investment firm TDJ on its acquisition of a controlling 83% stake in Teamtechnik Production Technology, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of intelligent production lines for the automotive industry. Teamtechnik was advised by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.

The Czech Republic has – due to its strategic location in the heart of Europe – always been an important transportation and business hub. It has one of the highest densities of railway networks in Europe, with almost 1,200 km of track for every 10,000 square kilometers in the country, and it is also an important road transportation hub.

In The Corner Office we ask Managing Partners across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. The question this time around: What was the most useful or valuable piece of software or new technology your firm has acquired in the past five years?