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Herbst Kinsky has advised Viennese start-up GoStudent on its EUR 70 million Series B investment round, which included existing investors Left Lane Capital and DN Capital as well as New York fund Coatue. Goodwin and Schoenherr advised Left Lane, and Cooley and Wolf Theiss reportedly advised Coatue.

Boyanov & Co., working alongside Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, has advised the Concord USA owners on Bulgarian aspects of the sale of company to H.I.G. Capital.  McDermott Will & Emery and Wolf Theiss, provided U.S. and Bulgarian advice, respectively, to H.I.G. Capital.

Schoenherr has advised joint lead managers Barclays Bank Ireland Plc, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, Erste Group Bank AG, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the successful issue of EUR 500 million 0.875 % senior non-preferred eligible notes 2021-2026 by Volksbank Wien AG. Wolf Theiss advised Volksbank Wien on the issuance. 

Schoenherr has advised joint lead managers DekaBank, DZ Bank, Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, and UniCredit on the successful issue of covered notes by Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg Waren-und Revisionsverband registrierte Genossenschaft mit beschrankter Haftung. Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg on the issue.

Schoenherr has advised joint lead managers DZ Bank, Erste Group, Helaba, and Raiffeisen Bank International on the successful issue of notes by Upper Austrian-based Oberbank Aktiengesellschaft, which was advised by Wolf Theiss.

CMS’s Vienna office has advised joint lead managers BofA Securities, BNP Paribas, Erste Group, Goldman Sachs International, JP Morgan, and UBS on Erste Group Bank AG’s EUR 750 million issuance of undated fixed-to-fixed resettable notes. Wolf Theiss advised the issuer on the deal.

Linklaters has advised Echo Investment on the acquisition of investment properties developed with Tesco first-generation shopping centers in Poznan, Lodz, and Krakow, for the purposes of developing residential, office, commercial, and service facilities. Wolf Theiss reportedly advised Tesco on the transaction, which was valued at approximately EUR 42 million.

Allen & Overy and RTPR have advised Dutch life insurance, pension, and asset management company Aegon on the EUR 830 million sale of its operations in Romania, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey to the Vienna Insurance Group. Wolf Theiss and Turkey’s Paksoy Law firm advised the buyer on the deal. 

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has advised the Cotta Group on its acquisition of seven production properties in southwest Poland, and has advised Cotta's sister company, Kanizsa Trend, on its acquisition of a production plant in Hungary, from Standard Properties. Germus & Tarsai, Wolf Theiss, and Clifford Chance reportedly advised the seller on the deal.

Despite the pandemic raging all over Europe, Ileana Glodeanu, Partner in the Corporate/M&A practice of Wolf Theiss in Bucharest, reports that her team has been “the busiest of our practices this year,” noting that “over half” of the office’s lawyers are currently involved in Corporate/M&A projects. 

Binder Groesswang and Willkie Farr & Gallagher have advised private equity investment company Ardian on the sale of Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH to Salto Systems. Wolf Theiss and Spanish law firm Garrigues advised Salto Systems on the transaction.

DWF, working with US lead counsel Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, has advised Sonoco Products Company on the USD 120 million sale of its Europe contract packaging business, Sonoco Poland-Packaging Services sp. z o.o., to Prairie Industries Holdings. Mayer Brown and the Polish office of Wolf Theiss advised Prairie Industries Holdings on the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory review.

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