Gessel has advised Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the acquisition of a minority stake in Anwim SA, an independent operator of fuel stations in Poland, trading under the Moya brand.
The value of the transaction is PLN 100 million.
Enterprise Investors is a private equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe, which has been active since 1990 and has nine funds and 143 companies across a range of sectors.
Anwim was founded by two entrepreneurs in 1992 and was initially focused on wholesale fuel trading. In 2009, the company launched retail operations, which currently generate half its revenues. Anwim’s chain of Moya fuel stations includes over 180 stations.
The Gessel team was led by Managing Partner Marcin Macieszczak and Senior Associate Bartlomiej Wozniak, supported by Partner Bernadeta Kasztelan-Swietlik, Attorneys at Law Artur Kruszewski and Malgorzata Wilczynska, Legal Consultant Iwona Gielo-Benza, Managing Associate Michal Boryczka, Lawyer Karolina Krzal, and Trainee Attorneys Katarzyna Olszak and Piotr Tracz.
Editor's Note: Afters this article was published Kijewski Gras informed CEE Legal Matters that it advised Anwim on the deal. The firm's team consisted of Partner Bartosz Gras, Attorneys Maksymilian Gras, Marcin Zawistowski, and Kamil Dabrowski, Lawyer Michal Sowinski, Junior Associate Malwina Kawecka, and Advocate Trainee Michal Szymankiewicz.