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RTPR and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Advise on Meridiam’s Acquisition of Stake in Netcity

RTPR and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Advise on Meridiam’s Acquisition of Stake in Netcity

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Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu has advised Meridiam on its acquisition of a shareholding stake in Netcity Telecom from E-Infra. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the seller.

"Through this partnership, Meridiam acquired a co-controlling stake and the parties agree to accelerate the development of Netcity’s network in Bucharest," Meridiam announced. "The joining of two experts in the field of digital infrastructure will maximize the potential for the development and management of modern infrastructure, at the highest standards."

Established in 2008, Netcity operates the underground telecommunications infrastructure in Bucharest.

Meridiam is a Paris-based global investor and asset manager, specializing in developing, financing, and managing public infrastructure projects. Meridiam manages assets of more than USD 18 billion.

E-Infra is a group of Romanian companies active in the field of energy and telecommunications infrastructure. The company has almost 600 employees and an annual turnover of over EUR 120 million.

"We are excited about this innovative partnership, which is also our very first investment in Romania," Meridiam Chief Operating Officer Europe Matthieu Muzumdar commented. "This project will enable to attract investments in the global digital industry in Bucharest and ensure the development of city-based solutions to increase the quality of life in the capital city."

The RTPR team consisted of Partners Mihai Ristici, Raluca Nastase, and Victor Padurari, Counsels Roxana Ionescu and Cosmin Tilea, Senior Associate Bogdan Cordos, and Associates Codrina Simionescu, Cezara Urzica, Serban Halmagean, Petru Ursache, and Petrus Partene.

The Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii team was led by Partner Silvana Ivan.

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii at a Glance

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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