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Appliance Controls s.r.o. This transfer was a part of a worldwide sale of business activities of the Invensys Group in the production of monitoring equipment for appliances and refrigeration equipment. Worldwide transaction value was GBP 150 million. GENNET Represented the shareholder of GENNET, a leading company in genetics and foetal medicine in the Czech Republic, in connection with the conclusion of a contract with FutureLife on the sale of shares in GENNET. PRK Partners also represented the shareholder of GENNET in connection with the purchase of shares in FutureLife, a healthcare holding owned by the investment fund Hartenberg Holding, and the conclusion of related contracts. Komerční banka, Česká spořitelna, ČSOB and UniCredit Bank Acted for a club of banks in connection with a syndicated loan facility up to CZK 7.5 billion (approx. EUR 273 million) for SAZKA a.s., the leading Czech betting company. CET21 spol. s r. o. PRK Partners acts as the main Czech counsel to the client in various areas of Czech law, including in particular media law, competition law, IP, labour law and dispute resolution. New Pharma CEE UAB Czech law advice in connection with the sale of New Pharma’s Czech subsidiaries (Novopharm s.r.o. and EKO Apotéka s.r.o. – operators of pharmacies) to ČESKÁ LÉKÁRNA HOLDING, a.s., the biggest pharmacy chain in the Czech Republic ING Bank N.V. Advised ING Bank N.V. in connection with providing an increase in a financing facility for financing and refinancing the construction of a portfolio of logistics parks. The value of the increased financing facility is EUR 96.6 million. Raiffeisenbank a.s. Assisted Raiffeisenbank and Raiffeisen – Leasing in the sale and financing of the acquisition of the Bondy retail centre in Mladá Boleslav (Central Bohemia). The Bondy retail centre, which has been developed and managed by Raiffeisen – Leasing for eight years, was sold to CPI Property Group. This transaction
represents the largest real estate transaction on the Czech market this year. Komerční banka, a.s. Advised in connection with the unique granting of a project finance loan facility to the charitable organisation, Energeia, o.p.s., which intends to operate a hydroelectric power plant at Štětí on the Elbe River. This project is the first project in the Czech Republic that directly links business and ecology with social, charitable and educational work. UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. Continuing advice to the lender, UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., in connection with the acquisition financing of Kámen Zbraslav, a company engaged in mining. We continue to represent the client in further acquisition and post-acquisition phases of this complex transaction. ING Real Estate Finance Legal advice to ING Real Estate Finance in connection with the sale of Prague shopping centre, Galerie Butovice, to VALAD Europe for an undisclosed purchase price. Northwood Acquisitions LLC Continuing assistance to Northwood Acquisitions LLC, an American investment fund, in the post-acquisition, restructuring and refinancing of a group of companies owning the five-star Four Seasons Hotel in Prague. ALPIQ ENERGY SE Acted as the main legal counsel and coordinator of legal services provided in other countries on an intragroup cross border merger of companies from the Alpiq AG Switzerland Group. Falcon Real Estate Investments Advising Falcon Real Estate Investments, a Spanish fund managed by CBRE Global Investors in the sale of a premium office building in the centre of Prague, Palác I.P. Pavlova 5, to Standard Life Investments, one of the top real estate funds in Europe. VALAD Providing ongoing legal support to the client in connection with the operation – in particular leases – of commercial premises in the Nové Butovice business and shopping centre in Prague 5.