On September 11, 2023, Deloitte Legal announced that Stock Spirits' acquisition of Polmos Bielsko-Biala (reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 2, 2022) had closed at the end of August, when the Stock Spirits group – through its Polish subsidiary Stock Polska – took control over Polmos Bielsko-Biala.
As previously reported, Greenberg Traurig advised the Stock Spirits Group while Deloitte Legal advised Polmos Bielsko-Biala on the deal. Allen & Overy represented the Stock Spirits Group in merger control proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 8, 2023).
Stock Spirits is a portfolio company owned by a fund managed by the CVC Capital Partners private equity platform. Its portfolio includes more than 70 brands of vodka, vodka-based fruit liqueurs, rum, brandy, bitters, and limoncello.
Polmos Bielsko-Biala is a producer of vodka brands, including Bialy Bocian, Oginski, Extra Zytnia, and Advocaat.
Deloitte Legal's team included Partner Ryszard Manteuffel, Partner Associate Robert Semczuk, Managing Associate Krystian Kowalski, and Senior Associate Blazej Badera.
Greenberg Traurig’s team included Partners Robert Gago, Andrzej Wysokinski, and Rafal Baranowski, Local Partners Michal Bobrzynski, Barbara Pancer, and Filip Kijowski, Senior Associates Filip Drgas, Tomasz Denko, and Joanna Kuc, and Associates Adam Andula, Anna Brynska, Iga Czerniak, Katarzyna Goljan, Marcin Gralewski, Wiktoria Grotkowska-Szostak, Marta Poplawska, and Krzysztof Poplawski.
The Allen & Overy team included Partner Marta Sendrowicz, Senior Associates Olga Wisniewska-Lukasiuk and Aleksander Braksator, and Associate Edyta Stopyra.