Cobalt has advised the INVL Baltic Forests Fund I, managed by INVL Asset Management, on the sale of 100% of shares in UAB Aukstagire and UAB Aukstasile to Silvestica Green Forest Lithuania, which was reportedly advised by 3Law Miskinis & Partners.
Sorainen has helped JP Morgan and BNP Paribas organize a five-year bond issue with a total value of USD 300 million for Avia Solutions Group – a Lithuanian aviation services group ‒ at an annual interest rate of 7.875% and a maturity date of 2024. The bonds were issued in US dollars and distributed in the US and European markets. The Avia group was advised by TGS Baltic and Dentons.
Orrick has advised Sprint Capital on its investment in Vinted, a website marketplace for second-hand fashion. The entire investment round has a total value of EUR 128 million, with other backers including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Accel, and Burda Principal Investments. Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Vinted and Cooley reportedly advised Lightspeed Venture Partners on the deal.
Amazingly, the Lithuanian FinTech ecosystem report of 2018 revealed that there were 170 FinTech companies based in Lithuania – reflecting 45 percent growth over the previous year – with some 2,600 employees working in FinTech companies, more than 700 of which were newly-employed in 2018. The numbers are still growing this year.
Sorainen and Linklaters are advising the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania, the European Commission, and the EBRD on an EC-funded project aimed to promote green investment in Lithuania. The project is funded via the Structural Reform Support Programme in collaboration with the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service.
Cobalt has advised the shareholders of Danpower Baltic on the sale of 50% of their shares to French renewable energy group Idex — a subsidiary of Antin Infrastructure Partners. Idex bought another 40% of Danpower Baltic shares from UAB GECO Investicijos, which retains its 10% stake in the company. Triniti advised Idex on the deal.