Van Campen Liem has advised ARX Equity Partners on its acquisition of Promens Zlin from Berry Global. The Prague office of Squire Patton Boggs reportedly advised ARX on Czech aspects of the acquisition, and DLA Piper reportedly advised Berry Global.
DLA Piper, working with Potamitis Vekris in Greece, Bojanovic & Partners in Serbia, and Tashko Pustina in Albania, has advised Team.Blue on its acquisition of the Enartia Group from founders Aggela Anthoulaki, Dimitris Anthoulakis, and Frank Maounis. The Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm advised the sellers.
Brandl Talos has advised Sportradar Group on the acquisition of sports data and video analytics platform Synergy Sports. Latham Watkins acted as US counsel to Sportradar and Niederer Kraft Frey advised on the Swiss law aspects of the deal. The sellers were represented by DLA Piper and Schellenberg Wittmer.
DLA Piper has advised KazanExpress on an acquisition of a 30% stake in the company from AliExpress Russia — a joint venture between China’s Alibaba Group and Russia’s MegaFon, Mail.ru Group, and Russian Direct Investment Fund. Alrud advised AliExpress Russia on the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
DLA Piper has advised Renera, a Russian energy storage business owned by Rosatom’s Tvel Fuel Company, on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Enertech International, a South Korean manufacturer of electrodes, lithium-ion storage cells, and energy storage systems. Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners advised Enertech on the deal.
DLA Piper has advised Elektrozavod Group, a Russian manufacturer of transformer equipment, on the RUB 30.5 billion sale of a 94.01% stake in JSC Elektrozavod and 100% in LLC Elektrokombinat to LLC Megapolis Invest, a joint venture between Sistema and Sberbank Investments. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised the buyers on the deal.
Every spring DLA Piper publishes its annual M&A intelligence report. This past spring, we could only speculate on the effects of the pandemic as COVID-19 had just hit Europe. Informed by our experience of the past few months, we have recently published our updated M&A Global Report. Below we highlight a couple of trends that are impacting CEE.
After many years of liberalization and globalization, recent years have shown a reversal of the European Union’s approach concerning foreign direct investment from third countries. As in much of the world, the EU has taken a more restrictive view than in the past, and this view is reflected on the legislative level with the FDI Screening Regulation.
Redcliffe Partners has advised US investors Aspect Energy and SigmaBleyzer — acting jointly through a special-purpose vehicle, Ukrainian Energy, L.L.C. — on an oil & gas production sharing agreement with the Republic of Ukraine. DLA Piper reportedly advised the Republic of Ukraine on the transaction.