Press Releases / EU

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Mid Europa Partners (“Mid Europa”) on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Energy 21, the largest Czech-based independent developer and operator of solar power in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).  The deal was announced yesterday (13 May 2010) and is subject to customary closing conditions.  Mid […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) recently advised Finnish plant-based food specialist company Raisio on the takeover of AIM-listed Glisten. A new company was formed specifically for the acquisition, to be jointly owned by Raisio and the Glisten management team. The acquisition values the existing issued ordinary share capital of Glisten, which manufactures cereal, fruit snack […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today (5 February 2010) that Andrew Hockley will join the firm as a partner.  His appointment will strengthen the EU & Competition Group, which, since its formation in 2005, has grown to include 16 dedicated competition lawyers in London and Brussels.  The Group also includes a further five competition lawyers […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is acting for Black Sea Global Properties Limited  in connection with its cash offer, announced on Friday, for Rutley European Property Limited (Rutley) at a price which represents an enterprise value of approximately £446.6m.  Black Sea Global Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rompetrol Holding SA, the Swiss holding company […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised new client GfK Retail and Technology (UK) Limited and its parent company GfK SE, a German company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, on the purchase of the entire share capital of Ascent Market Intelligence Limited (a UK private limited company). The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Atletico Nordic B.V. and Expekt.com Company Ltd on the sale of the business and related assets of Expekt.com, a major European online sports-betting and gaming operator.  Expekt was founded in 1999 and generates revenue from over 20 countries, with particular strengths in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.  The purchaser of […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Mid Europa Partners (MEP) on the completion of an acquisition of an additional stake in the Falcon Group.  MEP, the leading private equity player in Central and Eastern Europe, acquired the interest of its consortium partner Lehman Brothers, increasing its interest in the Falcon Group to almost 75%.  Falcon […]

Propinvest has announced the completion of the €1.9bn acquisition of the Global Headquarters complex of Banco Santander in Boadilla del Monte in Madrid on 12 September 2008. This transaction represents the largest single European real estate acquisition ever completed. Bank debt to assist the acquisition has been provided by a consortium of banks. Propinvest was […]

BLP advised the Luxembourg based Central European Industrial Fund (CEIF) in relation to the €225,000,000 refinancing of its portfolio of industrial/warehouse assets across Hungary, Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Hypo Real Estate Bank International provided the refinancing facility. BLP has advised the Fund on its debt funding since its creation in 2005 and is […]

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