Poland

a. Mid-Europa Sale of Zabka Polska to CVC Capital

White & Case and CMS advised Mid Europa Partners on the sale of Zabka Polska to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. Greenberg Traurig and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe advised CVC Capital on the deal, which is the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland. Travers Smith advised the Zabka Polska Management.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Mid Europa Partners (CMS; White & Case); Zabka Polska Management (Travers Smith)
  • Buyer: CVC Capital Partners (Greenberg Traurig; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

 

b. EDF Group Sale of Assets, Including Eight Heat and Power Plants, to PGE

White & Case advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE), Poland's biggest power producer, on its PLN 4.51 billion (approximately USD 1.2 billion) acquisition of the EDF Group's assets in Poland. The EDF Group was represented by Dentons.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Vendor: EDF Polska (Dentons)
  • Buyer: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna (White & Case; DLA Piper)

 

c. Arcus Acquisition of 85% Stake in Gdansk Transport Company

Hogan Lovells advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of an 85% stake in the Gdansk Transport Company S.A., a special purpose company set up in 1996 to pursue the DBFMO project for the northern section of the AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland. The acquisition was a multi-step transaction, involving Arcus's acquisition of NDI Autostrada sp. z o.o., which owns a 25.31% stake in GTC, from Grupa NDI and the Transport Infrastructure Investment Company. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Grupa NDI and TIIC, CMS advised John Liang, and DLA Piper advised Skanska.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Buyer: Arcus Infrastructure Partners (Hogan Lovells)
  • Sellers: Grupa NDI and TIIC (Norton Rose Fulbright); A1 Invest AB Skanska (DLA Piper); John Laing Infrastructure Limited (CMS)
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