Clifford Chance Warsaw has advised Mid Europa Partners on its agreement to acquire Hortex Group from funds advised by Argan Capital. Weil advised Argan Capital on the deal, which is subject to customary competition authority clearance, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
Clifford Chance describes Hortex as "a leading consumer goods player in Poland, with a strong brand and heritage in the juice and frozen food sectors."
The Clifford Chance team was led by Partner Agnieszka Janicka and included Counsel Slawomir Czerwinski, Senior Associate Jaroslaw Gajda, and Associate Konrad Rominkiewicz. The due diligence team included Anna Lyczakowska, Zuzanna Potoczna, Marta Matynia, Joanna Pominkiewicz, Weronika Miszewska, Aleksandra Wlaszczuk, Katarzyna Perkowska, Justyna Blazejczyk, Grzegorz Nowaczek, and Kacper Bardan.
Weil's core team was led by Partner Piotr Tomaszewski and included Senior Associate Lukasz Blazejczyk and Associates Aleksandra Dobrzynska-Grezel and Leszek Cyganiewicz. The team also included Senior Associates Marcin Iwaniszyn and Filip Uzieblo and Associates Agnieszka Koniewicz and Karolina Janus, as well as London-based Senior Associate Tomasz Rodzoch. The firm's work on the antimonopoly aspects of the transaction was supervised by Partner Iwona Her, and the due diligence work was supervised by Counsel Monika Kierepa.