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Our experience in the Czech Republic

Below is a selection of recent key deals and cases

Aegon

Aegon

Aegon on its EUR155mn disposal of insurance businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to NN Group.
Alteryx

Alteryx

On its acquisition of 100% shareholding in Semanta, a Czech developer of data governance and analytic tools.
Asahi

Asahi

Asahi Group Holdings on its EUR7.3bn acquisition of the former SABMiller businesses and operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania from AB InBev. The deal marks the biggest acquisition of a foreign beer operation by a Japanese brewer and includes acquisition of Plzeňský Prazdroj and its global brand ‘Pilsner Urquell’.
Česká spořitelna

Česká spořitelna

As the sole lead manager of a CZK500mn standalone bond issuance by ČEPS, a.s., the state-owned operator of the Czech transmission system.
Commerzbank AG

Commerzbank AG

On financing provided to Avia for the acquisition of Avia Ashok Leyland Motors, which became part of industry holding CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP.
ČSOB

ČSOB

On the establishment by it of a programme for public issuance of investment certificates or similar debt instruments and securities (structured note programme) referencing a variety of derivative transactions and other underlyings.
Czech Export Bank

Czech Export Bank

In its arbitration proceedings against MezhtopEnergoBank, a Russian financial institution, concerning non-payment of purchase price for assigned receivables.
Fortuna Entertainment Group

Fortuna Entertainment Group

Fortuna Entertainment Group on the financing for an acquisition of a 100% shares in Hattrick Sports Group, an Irish holding company for sports betting and gaming operators in Croatia and Romania.
HB Reavis

HB Reavis

On their debut standalone unsecured issuance of up to CZK1.25bn Czech domestic bonds guaranteed by its Luxembourg based finance SPV.
International Campus AG

International Campus AG

A German developer, investor and operator of innovative student residences, in connection with its entry into a joint venture and on its acquisition in connection with the development of a student housing project “THE FIZZ Prague”, which is located in Holešovice, Prague.
International Finance Corporation

International Finance Corporation

On the financing of the acquisition and rehabilitation of four hydro power plants in Albania by the Turkish steelmaker, Kürüm, as part of Albania’s hydropower privatisation.
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and EBRD

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and EBRD

In connection with the project financing of the development of a wind farm project in Krnovo, Montenegro.
Macquarie

Macquarie

A consortium of investors managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited (MIRA) on its EUR1.8bn acquisition of a 50.04% stake in the primary Czech gas distribution system operator innogy Grid Holding (IGH) from RWE, making the consortium the sole owner of IGH.
MIH Allegro, a subsidiary of Naspers

MIH Allegro, a subsidiary of Naspers

On its USD201m sale of Netretail Holding, an online retailer with activities in Central and Eastern Europe, and Heureka, the Czech online search comparison to Rockaway Capital.
MTG Broadcasting

MTG Broadcasting

MTG Broadcasting AB On its disposal of 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding in the Czech Republic, the Czech commercial TV broadcaster. 
Novartis Business Services

Novartis Business Services

On methodologies and requirements of the client in relation to outsourcing agreements originating IT and outsourcing projects, including on the negotiation of updates to the Global Master Service Agreements (GMSAs) Novartis has in place with its strategic IT partners.
P3 Logistic Parks

P3 Logistic Parks

The financing banks on the EUR590mn refinancing of part of P3 Logistic Parks, a leading owner, developer and manager of specialist pan-European logistics properties.
Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava

Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava

The joint lead managers, in connection with the CZK5.4bn issue of Fixed Rate Bonds due 2022 by Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava (SmVaK), the biggest water utility in Moravia-Silesia, which is majority owned by Spanish company Aqualia Czech, based in Madrid, holding almost 99% of shares.
UniCredit Bank Austria AG, UniCredit S.p.A. (Italy) and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia

UniCredit Bank Austria AG, UniCredit S.p.A. (Italy) and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia

UniCredit Bank Austria AG, UniCredit S.p.A. (Italy) and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the EUR220m financing of the minority participation of Italian Gaming Holding, a Czech SPV controlled by KKCG AG through SAZKA GROUP and Emma Capital, in LOTTO ITALIA, an Italian based vehicle that won the bid for the renewal of the Italian Lotto concession.
ZFP Investments, investiční společnost, and a private investor

ZFP Investments, investiční společnost, and a private investor

On the acquisition of Euro Mall FM (the owner of Obchodní centrum FRÝDA, a shopping mall in Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic) from Euro Mall Holding and GEMO Holding.

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