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BDK Advokati, Norton Rose Fulbright, and White & Case Advise on Coca Cola Acquisition of Serbian Confectionary Firm Bambi

BDK Advokati, Norton Rose Fulbright, and White & Case Advise on Coca Cola Acquisition of Serbian Confectionary Firm Bambi

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BDK Advokati and Norton Rose Fullbright have advised Coca Cola HBC AG on its EUR 260 million acquisition of Bambi a.d., the leading cookie producer in the countries of former Yugoslavia, from Mid Europa Partners. White & Case advised the sellers on the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 upon issuance of relevant merger clearances."

According to White & Case, "Mid Europa acquired Bambi in 2015 together with Imlek and Knjaz Miloc, the leading regional dairy and natural mineral water companies, respectively, forming the consumer group Moji Brendovi."

According to BDK Advokati, "by this acquisition, Coca Cola HBC will add to its beverage portfolio snack brands well-known in the Balkan region, such as Bambi, Plazma, Wellness and Zlatni Pek."

The BDK Advokati team was led by Senior Partner Vladimir Dasic. Partner Milan Dakic was in charge of the legal assessment of Bambi’s real estate portfolio, and Partner Bogdan Ivanisevic directed the examination of intellectual property assets owned by, or licensed to, the company. The team was filled out by BDK Associates Jelena Zelenbaba, Sara Necic, Sanja Dedovic, Igor Matic, Marko Popovic, Zorana Brujic, Mladen Vujic, and Marija Gligorevic.The White & Case team in London that advised on the transaction was led by Partners Ian Bagshaw and Ken Barry, with support from Associates Will Summers and Matthew Chalk.

Editor's Note: After this article was published CEE Legal Matters learned that Karanovic & Partners also advised Mid Europa Partners on the deal. The firm's team was led by Managing Partner Rastko Petakovic and included Partner Milos Jakovljevic, Associate Sava Draca, and Junior Associates Milijana Tomic and Katarina Tomic.   

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