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Investments, Smurfit Kappa, Erste Bank Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, Eberspächer, Blackstone, UNIQA Real Estate, RREEF Investment, IMMOFINANZ, Vienna Insurance Group (VIG), Lidl, Hornbach, etc. In addition to providing our clients with continuous advice, we advised on the following publishable high-profile transactions in the past year: Advised,
as local counsel for Austria and Czech Republic together with lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, Groupe SEB on the 1,020 million EUR acquisition of WMF Group, a major manufacturer of home appliances and hotel equipment. In addition, Groupe SEB assumes net debt in an amount of 565 million EUR and takes over 125 million EUR of early retirement and pension liabilities. Advised EVO Payments International on creation of a strategic alliance with Raiffeisenbank in the Czech Republic in the segment of payment card acceptance. Advised Ingram Micro Holding GmbH on its acquisition of the Central and Eastern Europe division of Russia-based Value Added Distributors RRC Group division. Advised Europe Easy Energy on its sale to Bohemia Energy, a leading Czech energy distributor. Advised J.F. Müller & Sohn Aktiengesellschaft on the acquisition of 25,1 % in Silon a.s., a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers. Advised Continental Automotive Czech Republic s.r.o. on the acquisition of several business units of A.T.U. Auto Technik Unger. Advised EM Microelectronic Marin S.A. (belonging to the SWATCH-Group) on the acquisition of the remaining 49 % shares in ASICentrum spol. s r.o., to become the sole shareholder of ASICentrum spol. s r.o. Advised Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. on the acquisition of the Czech company Miconex from investment companies Stenen One a.s. and Juves One a.s. Advised a group of some 40 senior creditors (lenders, bondholders and hedge counterparties) on the negotiation and execution of a financial restructuring package for the entire bauMax group. Advised Braas Monier in connection with the local aspects of refinancing in the Czech Republic. As part of the refinancing Braas Monier (via its subsidiary) issued EUR 435 million senior secured notes
and entered into a new revolving credit facility of EUR 200 million. Advised Blackstone on the global acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate assets in a transaction valued at approximately USD 23 bln., among others in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. The Czech aspect of the transaction comprised the acquisition of a regional shopping park. Advised CTP Invest on its acquisition of a logistics park in Pilsen. Advised TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, former IVG Institutional Funds, on its sale of the CITY POINT office building in Prague to Nemovitostní City point, s.r.o. Advised TRIUVA Luxembourg S.a.r.l. belonging to the TRIUVA Group on its sale of the portfolio of four premium office buildings in Prague - Andel 16 (Cetelem Building), Avenir Business Park – Building E, Andel 17 (Pfizer Building) and Vysehrad Victoria ("Andel Portfolio"), to REDSIDE investiční společnost, a.s. Advised Blackstone on the sale of the company Kensington Liberec a.s. owning a regional shopping park. Advised VIG Fund uzavřený investiční fond, a.s. (part of the Vienna Insurance Group) on its purchase from Markland of two multifunctional buildings at Revoluční 1 and 3 in Prague. Advising Lidl on the development of Lidl stores in the Czech Republic. Advising TRIUVA on corporate matters and asset management of their office and retail properties, including a hotel located in Prague. Our work primarily included administration of lease agreements. Advised multinational clients on compliance programmes, including BASF Group, REWE Group, CECED CZ, TEKANNE, etc.
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