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The following transactions are now in the public domain, and we can therefore highlight them as examples of our work. We provided advice, for example: We
advised managers CITIGROUP, GOLDMAN SACHS and JPMORGAN CHASE in connection with large IPO of Moneta Money Bank, the banking business of GE Capital in the Czech Republic. This was the largest IPO in the CEE region since 2011. We advised TA ASSOCIATES in relation to acquisition of minority shareholding in W.A.G. payment solutions, a.s. (“Eurowag”), including due diligence and negotiation of all transaction documents Eurowag is the biggest independent issuer of fleet cards in Central & Eastern Europe and the overall number two in terms of market share. NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL on contractual, corporate and regulatory issues in connection with a series of major transactions with GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) including the acquisition of certain assets from GSK, the creation of a world-leading consumer healthcare business through a joint venture that combines the two companies' consumer divisions, and the divestiture of the Novartis non-influenza vaccines business to GSK. The deal involved more than 70 jurisdictions and was structured as an asset deal and a sale of a part of business. This is the biggest multibillion-dollar pharmaceuticals deal in the history that will reshape two of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. We advised We advised a Swedish industrial giant TRELLEBORG on acquisition of a leading supplier of specialty tires and engineered polymer solutions and its subsidiary. The subsidiary accounts for approximately two thirds of group sales and has strong mid-market specialty tires brands with a strong position in agricultural tires. The mother company employs approximately 6,500 people, is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has 13 production sites of which 11 are located in Eastern Europe, one in the US and one in Mexico. This is one of the most significant M&A transactions among private owners and strategic investors in CEE this year.
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