Experience – M&A

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Our cooperation with clients from various industries has enabled us to gain experience across a wide spectrum of the economy. Below we present examples of our experience from selected industries.

Advising H.B. Fuller in the acquisition from the Forbo group of a part of its enterprise connected with production and distribution of glues, including due diligence of the subsidiary Forbo Adhesives Poland sp. z o.o.

Advising Avantor Performance Materials in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Poch SA from Kulczyk Holding, including due diligence.

Advising investment fund BC Partners in the acquisition of Brenntag Polska sp. z o.o., including due diligence.

Advising investment fund Bain Capital on the planned acquisition of Ciech SA, including due diligence.

Advising companies investing in wind power projects, including companies from the Starke Wind group and the RP Global group on transactions involving the purchase and sale of wind farms, with due diligence of wind farms with a capacity of 4–240 MW.

Conducting transactional due diligence on power projects at Kończewo (42 MW), Kukinia (46 MW), Kukowo (240 MW), Mierzyn (140 MW), Naćmierz (60 MW), Nowogard (40 MW), Pałowo (50 MW), Stramnica (4.25 MW), Tychowo (50 MW), Vineta (60 MW), Wałcz (120 MW), Wałcz City (4.5 MW), Wierciszewo (40 MW), Naćmierz 2 (50 MW), Złotoryja (125 MW), Żarki Średnie (50 MW), Udanin (75 MW), Poniec (48 MW), Krzemieniewo (48 MW), Jasna (93 MW), Jasna II (42–63 MW), Barwice (48 MW), Mikołajki Pomorskie (26–39 MW), Czernin (12 MW), Dobre (8 MW), Bardy (50 MW), Bardy II (9 MW), Górzyca (34 MW), Goraj (22 MW), Rzepin (68 MW), Sława (84 MW), Nowa Niedrzwica (58 MW), Stypułów (42 MW), Myszęcin (34 MW), Szczaniec (100 MW) and Wschowa (120 MW).

Advising Tauron Dystrybucja SA on preparing a cooperation agreement with a Chinese partner for use of stationary and mobile electrical infrastructure for storing energy, supporting stabilisation of the work of the electricity grid and electric-powered low-emissions transport.

Advising Aurelian Oil and Gas plc, a company holding numerous concessions for prospecting and exploration of gas deposits in Poland, including review of shareholder agreements, advice on structuring of relations with partners within the group in Poland, and conducting due diligence of projects for transactional purposes.

Advising ArcelorMittal Poland SA, a company with operations including industrial power production, in a transaction to spin off one of its business lines into a separate company.

For Alpiq Energy SE, reviewing a long-term cooperation agreement between a power producer and a power trading company in connection with exploitation of a new energy source.

Advising Gaz-System SA on creation of a joint venture to carry out the New European Transmission System project.

Advising Celtique Energie on the sale of shares in an SPV holding a concession for prospecting and exploring natural gas and petroleum.

Advice for a leading Finnish supplier of energy-efficient steel solutions in a project involving establishment of a joint venture with a Finnish producer of components for the machine industry, including due diligence of Polish entities participating in the transaction and preparation of transaction and post-closing documents connected with sale of an organised part of the enterprise.

Advising a Danish company listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in connection with the planned sale of a subsidiary producing textile cement materials, including vendor’s due diligence and transactional support for intra-group restructuring.

Advice for investment fund Sun Capital Partners in the process of acquisition of a portion of the business of Rexam, one of the world’s top five producers of consumer packaging, with respect to the indirect acquisition of Rexam Home & Personal Care Łódź sp. z o.o., including due diligence of the subsidiary.

Advice for Assa Abloy, a global leader in door protection systems, in an international transaction including acquisition of the Polish producer of industrial gates Albany Door Systems sp. z o.o.

Advice for Atlas Holdings LLC on a global transaction involving acquisition from International Paper of a portion of its business handling production of paper packaging, including due diligence of Shorewood Poland sp. z o.o.

Advice for WireCo Worldgroup in the acquisition of Drumet Liny i Druty sp. z o.o. from investment fund Penta Investments, including due diligence of the target.

Advice for investment fund IK Investment in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Axtone SA.

Advice for Strides Arcolab Ltd, including preparation of the vendor’s due diligence report and support in the process of due diligence by the buyer with respect to a Polish company from the Strides group involved in production of pharmaceutical items, including drugs. Assistance in preparing the agreement for sale of shares in companies from the group, drafting and verification of representations and warranties and disclosure of exceptions with respect to the Polish company.

Advising companies from the Kulczyk Silverstein Properties group in the acquisition from CBRE Global Investors of the Holland Park office buildings with a total area of over 10,400 m2 at pl. Trzech Krzyży in Warsaw.

Advising the Waryński SA holding group in negotiation of two separate joint venture agreements and development agreements with two of the largest real estate developers in Poland—Polnord SA and Dantex SA—for construction of a residential and office project covering almost 3 hectares.

Advising investment fund Falcon Real Estate in the sale of shares in a Polish SPV which is the owner of the Renaissance Building at ul. Mokotowska 19 in Warsaw.

Advising the Starman Group on the acquisition of the Bristol Hotel and other real estate in Warsaw from Orbis SA, involving acquisition of an SPV, conclusion of agreements for financing the project, and introduction of changes in the corporate structure.

Advice on the acquisition of shares in ATB Austria Antriebstechnik AG, the sole shareholder of Fabryka Silników Elektrycznych Tamel SA, including due diligence of the subsidiary.

Advising CMC Zawiercie SA in the acquisition of Centrozłom Wrocław SA.

Advising ArcelorMittal Poland on the acquisition of a minority stake in Zakład Kół Zębatych from the state-owned fund TFI Silesia and merger of ArcelorMittal Poland with ZKZ.