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CMS, Pierstone, and White & Case Advise on Investment in Rohlik

CMS, Pierstone, and White & Case Advise on Investment in Rohlik

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CMS has advised Partech, the EBRD, Quadrille Capital, and the J&T Bank on a EUR 190 million Series B investment in the Rohlik Group. Index Ventures, R2G, and Enern also participated in the investment round. Pierstone advised Index Ventures and White & Case advised the Rohlik Group.

Founded in 2014, Rohlik is a Czech online grocery service offering customers delivery of over 17,000 items. According to CMS, Rohlik intends to use the funds raised by this investment to accelerate growth in its current markets and to enter the German online grocery market in 2021.

The CMS team included, in Prague, Managing Partner Helen Rodwell, Partner Libor Prokes, and Associates Tristan O’Connor and Stepan Havranek; in Bucharest, Consultant David Cranfield; in London, Senior Associate Lucie Halloova; in Munich, Partner Oliver Thurn; in Sofia, Senior Associate Veliko Savov; in Budapest, Senior Associate Eszter Csapo and Associate Szabina Marsi; and in Vienna, Partner Alexander Rakosi and Attorney-at-Law Marie-Christine Lidl.

Pierstone’s team consisted of Partner Iva Zothova and Associate Klara Kocarova.

The White & Case team included Prague-based Partners Jan Andrusko, Local Partners Jan Stejskal, Jan Jakoubek, and Petr Hudec, and Associates Iva Cechrakova and Lukas Pavlik, and London-based Partners Ian Bagshaw and Mike Weir and Associates Ben von Maur and Irina Kozlova.

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