Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the EBRD and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with senior secured loans totaling EUR 36.3 million to Rengy Bioenergo LLC.
Baker McKenzie, ODI Law, Simkins, Covington & Burling, and Van Bael & Bellis have advised MHP SE on the acquisition of 90.68% of the issued capital of Perutnina Ptuj, d.d. Schoenherr Vienna advised the sellers on the deal and CMS London advised ING, MHP’s financial partner.
Avellum has advised SM Invest Construction B.V. on the sale of shares in the holding company that is developing a 120MW solar power plant in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine. The buyer, solar energy producer Scatec Solar, was reportedly advised by CMS.
Avellum has advised Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine. Based on the enterprise value, the deal is worth USD 64 million.
Avellum has acted as legal counsel on the merger of PJSC MTB Bank and PJSC Commercial Bank Center.
“Ukraine is a very vibrant place to be in, both for life and business,” says Redcliffe Partners Managing Partner Olexiy Soshenko. “In particular, after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, there have been many changes and reforms.” He cites Ukraine’s policies on energy self-sustainability, currency control, upcoming elections, and extension of the land sale moratorium as particularly deserving of attention.
Aequo has advised Dragon Capital Investments Limited and Dragon Capital New Ukraine Fund L.P. on the acquisition of a minority stake in Ciklum. AVentures Capital also participated in the investment round and acquired a minority stake in Ciklum. Willkie Farr & Gallagher reportedly advised Ciklum on the sale.