Morgan Lewis has advised Baring Vostok Capital Partners on its acquisition of a 12% stake in 12 Storeez.
Founded in 1994, private equity firm Baring Vostok is focused on investments in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. According to its website, 12 Storeez was "born in 2014, with ten items, an account on social media, and a small showroom in Russia’s Yekaterinburg. Today, we have a passionate community of women who appreciate our designs, 30+ stores, and a team of just under 600 inspiring people that make and tell our story."
The Morgan Lewis team consisted of Partners Artem Tamaev and Ksenia Andreeva and Associates Emil Shagiakhmetov and Alena Neskoromyuk.
The firm stated it can't disclose the counterparty's advisor.
Editor's note: After this article was published, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner informed CEE Legal Matters it had advised 12 Storeez and its founders on the deal. The firm's team was led by Partner Anton Sitnikov and Associate Director Vera Gorbacheva and included Partner Evgeny Timofeev, Associate Director Anastasia Speranskaya, Counsels Anna Zelenskaya, Anton Nefedev, and Andrey Neminuschiy, Head of Employment Practice Nadezhda Ilyushina, Senior Associates Anastasia Kudryashova, Dmitri Antipin, Kseniya Shevchenko, Denis Khramkin, and Paul Culliford, Associate Ayta Aduchieva, Paralegals Gleb Aleksandrov and Anton Serebryakov, and Trainee Marina Galitskaya.