Greenberg Traurig Represented CVC Capital Partners in the Acquisition of Leading Convenience Retailer Żabka from Mid Europa Partners

WARSAW – Feb. 21, 2017 - Greenberg Traurig advised CVC Capital Partners with respect to an agreement for the acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. The transaction is subject to customary competition authority clearance. The sale of Żabka is the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland.

Żabka Polska is Poland's leading convenience retailer operating under two brands: Żabka and Freshmarket. Żabka Polska is among the fastest growing and largest convenience retail chains in Poland, with over 4,500 stores, operating across the country.

“Although for the last two years our Warsaw office had a strong focus on further development of the Real Estate Practice, our core M&A Practice maintains its leading position on the Polish market with the successful execution of this landmark transaction." – said Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig.

“We are pleased to be able to support our client CVC by pulling together an integrated team from London and Warsaw to address all of the complexities in this significant transaction." – added Stephen Horvath, Partner of the London office of Greenberg Traurig.

The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Partner Stephen Horvath from the London office and Warsaw Local Partner Rafał Baranowski and supported by Warsaw Managing Partner Jarosław Grzesiak and Warsaw Senior Partner Lejb Fogelman.

They were supported by a team of Senior Associates: Maciej Pietrzak (London) and Filip Kijowski (Warsaw) and Associates: Tomasz Denko (Warsaw) and Amrik Bhella (London).

CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC manages capital on behalf of over 300 institutional, governmental and private investors worldwide. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success.


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