Mergers & Acquisitions

K&P’s lawyers provide comprehensive advice on M&A and private equity issues. We have experience in advising both on the most noteworthy local and cross-border transactions, and on smaller but often very complex projects. We assist strategic and financial investors and business entities.

The greatest advantage of our M&A team is their creative and pragmatic approach. We precisely identify and realize the goals of each transaction. We plan transactions with attention to the specific requirements of the deal and involve our expert lawyers from different legal fields, in particular tax and financial

Our priority is to smoothly facilitate the achievement of a client’s business goals. Thus we offer practical solutions and clear conclusions.

Services

Types of M&A transactions

  • Share deals
  • Asset deals
  • Mergers, spin-offs and transformations of companies, including regulated market companies
  • Restructuring of companies and groups of companies
  • Exit structuring
  • Drafting and negotiating shareholders agreements and joint‑venture agreements.

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Assistance in phases of the project

  • Legal and tax structuring of transactions
  • Legal due diligence investigations of the companies to be acquired or sold
  • Drafting transaction documents (a. letters of intent, term sheets, preliminary/final share purchase agreements, escrow agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, disclosure schedules)

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Experience

Plastipak Packaging

Advising Plastipak Packaging in connection with a cross-broader acquisition of APPE Group concerning plastic packaging manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in major European countries (including Poland). Work included particularly conducting relevant due diligence, advising on the decision-making process regarding the acquisition, structuring the transaction, preparing transaction documents, and legal advice with regard to post-closing matters related to the acquisition.

The value of the aforementioned acquisition amounted to EUR 360 milion.

HCL America / HCL Sweden AB / HCL Technologies Ltd

Advising HCL America in an international transaction concerning the acquisition of Volvo Information Technology AB’s IT-business. Engaged in the due diligence and advice in relation to structuring the transaction and preparation of documents transferring an organized part of Volvo’s enterprise in Poland to HCL. The total value of the international transaction being in excess of USD 1.75 billion, and is one of the largest transactions signed by any Indian IT company.

Griffin Group

Advising Griffin Group, a private equity fund, inter alia with respect to transactions relating to the acquisition of the office complexes: Nordic Park, Philips House and Batory Building, located in Warsaw. The value of the aforementioned acquisitions amounted to PLN 710 million.

Our Leaders

Paweł Mardas

Paweł Mardas

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 660 765 930
p.mardas@kochanski.pl

Paweł Cholewiński

Paweł Cholewiński

Partner

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 883 323 475
p.cholewinski@kochanski.pl

Latest news

20 Mar 2020

Kochański & Partners is main legal advisor in one of the largest real estate transactions in 2019

On 11 March 2020, one of the largest real estate transactions in the CEE region, worth EUR 1.06 billion, was closed. The AccorInvest Group S.A. group of companies, a leading investor and manager in the international hotel market, purchased 98.6% of shares in the Polish hotel chain Orbis S.A. (previously owned by Accor S.A. and […]
21 Jan 2020

Kochański & Partners acted as legal counsel in the consolidation of three joint-stock companies from the FORMASTER group

  Kochański & Partners (K&P) acted as legal counsel in the consolidation of three joint-stock companies from the FORMASTER group, the largest manufacturer and distributor of pitcher filters (DAFI brand) in Poland, with DAFI PRO S.A. and DAFI MARKET S.A. being absorbed into the surviving FORMASTER S.A. The merger totalled over PLN 300 million, involving […]

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