CMS has advised InPost, and its majority shareholder Advent International, on the listing of InPost on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The offer price was EUR 16 per share, making a market capitalization of EUR 8 billion.
According to CMS, “in 2017, Advent International invested in InPost Group and started a cooperation with Mr. Rafal Brzoska, the founder of the group, and other institutional co-investors. At that time InPost Group was listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and was taken private as a result of the investment.” According to the firm, “currently, InPost Group’s Parcel Lockers network consists of over 12,000 machines in Europe, providing delivery services for the entire e-commerce value chain. In 2020, InPost handled nearly 250 million parcel deliveries through its Parcel Lockers.”
CMS’s team included Partners Slawomir Czerwinski, Rafal Zwierz, Graham Conlon, Malgorzata Urbanska, Katarzyna Dulewicz, and Lukasz Dynysiuk, Counsel Jaroslaw Gajda, Senior Associates Katarzyna Grodziewicz, Antoni Wandzilak, Paulina Komorowska, Valentina Santambrogio, and Krzysztof Sikora Rafal Dostatni, Associate Agnieszka Kalwa, and Lawyers Dominika Pietkun, Aleksandra Kuznicka - Cholewa, Jakub Rykowskim and Michal Tutaj.
Editor's note: After this article was published, CEE Legal Matters learned that Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Stibbe had advised InPost and Clifford Chance had advised a syndicate of Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, ABN Amro, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Jefferies, DMBH, ING, and Pekao on the deal.
The Weil, Gotshal & Manges team included London-based Partners David Avery-Gee, Nitin Konchad, Oliver Walker, Patrick Brendon, and Tom Richards, Counsel Tomasz Rodzoch, Senior Consultant Ian Hamilton, Associates Patrick Brendon, Matthew Kordowski, Edward Hyde, and Abgail Kalonga.
Stibbe’s team consisted of Amsterdam-based Partner Derk Lemstra and Pieter Schutte, Senior Associates Nora Offergelt, Emilie Renardel de Lavalette, and Bart Stevens, and Junior Associates Floor van Schendel, Thijn de Jong, Maurits Schmitz, Chris van Es, and Eline Glazener, as well as Luxembourg-based Partner Bernard Beerens.
Clifford Chance’s team included Paris-based Partner Alex Bafi, Counsel Olivier Plessis, London-based Partner Simon Thomas, and Amsterdam-based Senior Counsel Han Teerink in Amsterdam, among others.