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CMS and Glatzova & Co Advise on Gallagher Acquisition of Minority Stake in Renomia

CMS and Glatzova & Co Advise on Gallagher Acquisition of Minority Stake in Renomia

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CMS has advised Arthur J. Gallagher on the acquisition of a minority stake in in Czech Republic-based Renomia. Glatzova & Co advised Renomia on the sale.

The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.  

Founded in 1993 by Jirina Nepalova and her sons Jiri and Pavel, Renomia is an independent broker based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company is aprovider of insurance and risk management services. Renomia has full-scale brokerage operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Croatia, as well as a franchise network in the rest of the CEE region.

Arthur J. Gallagher is a US-based global insurance brokerage, risk management, and consulting services firm headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The firm was established in 1927. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.  

Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO at Arthur J. Gallagher, said: “Renomia is a very strong, family-run business that has been a valued participant in Gallagher's strategic broker partner network, Gallagher Global Alliance, for 15 years. Our companies share a similar culture and values, and we are thrilled to further solidify our partnership."  

The CMS team was led by Managing Partner Helen Rodwell and included Counsel Patrik Przyhoda, Senior Associate Frances Gerrard, and Associate Pavel Kocian.  

The Glatzova & Co team was led by Partner Vladimira Glatzova, supported by Partner Jindrich Pastrnak.

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HAVEL & PARTNERS, attorneys-at-law, with offices in Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Pilsen, Olomouc, and Ostrava, has a team of 250 lawyers, tax advisors and 500 employees in total, is the largest independent law firm in Central Europe.

Our clients include large international companies, leading Czech and Slovak firms, including strategic state-owned companies and public sector authorities, as well as medium-size businesses, individual entrepreneurs, and investors. We advise approximately  150 of the Fortune 500 companies, almost 50 of the Czech Top 100 companies and 20 of the TOP 100 Slovak companies. HAVEL & PARTNERS currently provides its services to a total of 2,500 clients. We have the most comprehensive international support available to both Czech and Slovak law firms. We provide legal and tax advice in 12 languages in more than 110 countries around the globe. Up to 70 % of the transactions we deal with involve an international aspect.

HAVEL & PARTNERS was named the best law firm operating in the Czech Republic by the prestigious global rating agencies Chambers and Partners (2020, 2021) and Who’s Who Legal (2018, 2019). It is also the most successful law firm, providing the most comprehensive legal services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on the total number of all nominations and awards in all years of the Law Firm of the Year awards. The firm became the absolute winner of this competition four times in the last six years, receiving the main award Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020) and ranking as one of the most recommended law firms in all categories of law. Our company is also a four -time winner of the Law Firm of the Year award for Best Client Services (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020). In the field of M&A, HAVEL & PARTNERS is the best law firm in the Czech Republic based on the annual International Advisory Experts awards (2018, 2019). Prestigious international rating agencies EMIS DealWatch and Mergermarket have ranked HAVEL & PARTNERS among the leading law firms by the number of transactions completed in the Czech Republic since 2010. Based on annual awards of the Acquisition International magazine, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the M&A category in the CEE region.

Firm's website: https://www.havelpartners.cz/en/

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