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Schoenherr and CMS Advise on BHS Private Equity Fund Acquisition of Altran

Schoenherr and CMS Advise on BHS Private Equity Fund Acquisition of Altran

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Schoenherr has advised the BHS Private Equity Fund on participating in the acquisition of Altran alongside BHS's general partner Versute Investments and Altran managers Petr Havlik, Jaromir Kejval, and Milan Krovina. CMS advised the Capgemini group on the sale. Arrows reportedly advised the managers on the deal.

Founded in 1993, Altran, now renamed Tiyo, is a provider of research, development, and testing services.

The BHS Private Equity Fund is a sub-fund of the BHS Fund II - Private Equity, a variable capital investment fund, and focuses on investments in small and medium-sized businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Capgemini is a French multinational informational technology services and consulting company.

The Schoenherr team included Partner Vladimir Cizek and Attorneys at Law Michal Jendzelovsky, Helena Hangler, Marie Gremillot, Libuse Docekalova, Rudolf Bicek, Petr Koral, Kristyna Zmatlikova, Jan Kupcik, and Sebastian Speta.

The CMS team included Managing Partner Helen Rodwell, Associate Pavel Kocian, and Lawyer Huyen Vuova.

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

Firm's website.