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Dimitrijevic & Partners Advises AUKVIL on Restructuring of Interest in Banjalucka Pivara ad Banjaluka

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Dimitrijevic & Partners has advised Altima UK Value Investments Limited on the restructuring of its indirect shareholding interest in Banjalucka Pivara ad Banjaluka. 

The transaction included the establishment of a daughter company for AUKVIL, a block trade transaction between AUKVIL’s subsidiaries, and a squeeze out of the minority shareholders of Banjalucka Pivara ad Banjaluka. 

Dimitrijevic & Partners led the negotiations with AUKVIL's banking facilities with lenders, drafted the transaction documents, and delivered the conditions precedent. The Resolution on the squeeze out was adopted at the Banjalucka Pivara’s Shareholders’ Assembly Meeting in June 2017, with Dimitrijevic & Partners reporting that it "assisted with the preparation for the session and the execution of the overall process that successfully completed at the beginning of August this year."

The firm's team was led by Partner Stevan Dimitrijevic, assisted by Senior Associate Nina Vjestica, among others.

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