Croatia

a. Arriva Acquisition of 78.34% of the Autotrans Group

Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised Arriva on its acquisition of 78.34% of the Autotrans Group, making Arriva the largest private bus operator in Croatia. Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac advised the sellers on the deal, which gives Arriva a 25-30% market share.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Buyer: Arriva (Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic; BDK Advokati; Attorney at law Peter Thyri (Austria))
  • Seller/Target: Autotrans Group (Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac)

 

b. United Group Acquisition of CME’s Croatian and Slovenian Media Portfolio

Schoenherr and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised the United Group on its EUR 230 million acquisition of Slovenia and Croatia's most important privately held media companies.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) (Covington & Burling)
  • Buyer: United Group (owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and EBRD) (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Schoenherr Attorneys at Law)

 

c. APS Holding Acquisition of NPL Portfolios from Zagrebacka banka d.d.

CMS teams in Austria and Croatia advised Zagrebacka banka d.d, a member of UniCredit Group, on its sale of non-performing loan portfolios to a company controlled by APS Holding a.s. Ostermann & Partners advised APS Holding on the deal. 

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Zagrebacka banka d.d. (Unicredit group) (CMS)
  • Buyer: APS Holding (Ostermann & Partners)

 

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