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

9 Sep 2019

K&P Authors a Report on M&A Market Structure in Poland

The K&P Transaction Advisory and Analysis team has prepared a report on the structure of the M&A market in Poland. The report presents an in-depth analysis of current trends in the M&A market and phenomena affecting its structure in the first half of 2019. The report presents the situation on the mergers and acquisitions market […]
3 Aug 2018

Kochanski & Partners advised Groupe Beneteau on the acquisition of Delphia Yachts

Kochanski & Partners (K&P) advised Groupe Beneteau (France), one of the two largest sailing and power boat manufacturers globally, on its transaction with Delphia Yachts – Poland’s leading boatbuilder. As a result of this transaction, the rights to sailing and power boat designs, and the building and marketing activities of the Delphia and Maxi Yacht […]

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