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MCL, Urban & Hejduk, Legate, Dentons Advise on MiddleCap Partners Acquisition of Czech and Slovak Optical Centers

MCL, Urban & Hejduk, Legate, Dentons Advise on MiddleCap Partners Acquisition of Czech and Slovak Optical Centers

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The MCL law firm has advised private equity group MiddleCap Partners on its acquisition of Czech and Slovak optical component retailers Fokus Optic a.s. and Fokus Ocna Optika a.s., as well as on related acquisition financing from Slovenska Sporitelna. Urban & Hejduk assisted MiddleCap Partners on Czech elements of the deal, with Czech law firm Miks and Suk and Slovak law firm Legate advising the sellers. Dentons advised Slovenska Sporitelna.

The identity of the sellers (six private individuals for Fokus Ocna Optika in Slovakia and ten private individuals for  Fokus Optic in the Czech Republic) was not disclosed.

The MCL team in Bratislava was led by Partners Vojtech Palinkas and Martin Jurecko and included Senior Associate Kamila Turcanova, with Prague-based Head of Banking/Finance Michal Ranostaj handling both Czech and Slovak acquisition financing aspects.

The Urban & Hejduk team in Prague was led by Partners Jan Urban and Katerina Mala.

The Legate team advising the sellers included Managing Partner Peter Vrabel and Senior Associate Katarina Sivakova.

The Dentons team advising Slovenska Sporitelna on the financing including Bratislava-based Partner Peter Kubina and Associate Richard Marcincin and Prague-based Local Partner Tomas Osicka and Associate Tomas Mach.

Editor's Note: After this article was published Miks and Suk informed CEE Legal Matters that its team consisted of attorneys Antonin Pechar and Nikola Smejdirova.

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