Mergers & Acquisitions

KZP’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 Cholewiński

Paweł Cholewiński

Partner

Head of Practice

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

Paweł Mardas

Paweł Mardas

Counsel

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

Karol Połosak

Karol Połosak

Senior Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 608 377 788
k.polosak@kochanski.pl

Latest news

8 Nov 2017

Kochanski Zieba & Partners advises Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of technology company Medius Poland.

KZP has advised global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of Medius Poland, as part of a wider international transaction whereby Marlin acquired holding company Medius AB, a provider of cloud-based accounts payable automation software that allows organizations to automate their invoice management process and gain greater financial control and visibility into their […]
26 Jun 2017

Kochański Zięba & Partners advised on the acquisition of Duon Dystrybucja by leading european infastructure fund Infracapital

Kochański Zięba & Partners (KZP) advised on the acquisition of gas infrastructure company Duon Dystrybucja S.A., a distributor of grid gas and LNG in Poland, by European infrastructure fund Infracapital. The transaction involved the acquisition of 100% of shares of Duon Dystrubucja from the Fortum Group. “Providing legal services to Infracapital in such a significant […]

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