Mergers and Acquisitions

PRK Partners is considered a regional leader in mergers and acquisitions, having advised on many complex deals both in our area and internationally. Our attorneys provide the legal expertise needed to properly negotiate, configure, document and implement M&A deals. We have structured hundreds of such transactions in the last two decades for businesses operating in a wide-range of industry sectors – from banks, to hotels to mining companies.

For international transactions, we work closely with counsel in other jurisdictions to ensure integrated and timely execution. We can facilitate the acquisitions and divestitures of shares, units or assets, company mergers, due diligence reviews, leveraged and management buyouts, and public takeover bids.

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Notable Experience

  • Represented Dalkia during the company’s negotiations and subsequent acquisition deal with ČEZ, the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic – In the deal, ČEZ gained a 15% stake in Dalkia Czech Republic and an 85% stake in Dalkia Ústí nad Labem.
  • Advised CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Central and East European operations -- The deal was worth over USD 2 billion. The acquisition included Prague’s Staropramen brewery, as well as many others across Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
  • Acquisition of the Czech, Slovak and Baltic franchises of Marks & Spencer
  • Legal advice to Ringier Axel Springer Media in connection with buying a majority stake in Slovak the most visited Internet portal With has Ringier Axel Springer Media become the leader on the Slovak online market. The company operates through its Slovak subsidiary, and issues such widely read newspaper Nový čas and several magazines. It also operates the internet portals that are visited by about 800,000 monthly visitors;
  • Provided Czech legal advice in connection with the divestiture of a Slovak-based supplier to Kia and other automotive companies
  • Advised on an asset deal involving Sauer, an automotive industry supplier in Slovakia, Germany, the U.S. and China
  • Advised the notable energy trader Korlea Invest Holding on its acquisition of a Polish energy trader
  • Assisted GTS Group in the acquisition of the Czech subsidiary of Norweigan-based Telenor Telecom Solutions a.s., and advised on the post-acquisition merger.
  • Helped the software company Kerio Technologies Inc. with the restructuring of its Czech operations.