WARSAW – July 18, 2019 – Greenberg Traurig represented private equity fund Innova/6 in the acquisition of two companies: Drukarnia Embe Press S. Bezdek M. Mamczarz sp. z o.o. (“Embe Press”) and „CHEMES M. SZPERLIŃSKI” sp. z o.o. (“CheMes”).
As a result of the first transaction, the Innova/6 fund acquired a majority stake in Embe Press. The founders of Embe Press, Sławomir Bezdek and Marian Mamczarz, will remain minority shareholders in the company and will support its further development as supervisory board members. In the second transaction, the Innova/6 fund acquired all of the shares in CheMes.
Greenberg Traurig lawyers advised Innova Capital on all aspects of the transactions related to the acquisition of Embe Press and CheMes respectively. The scope of legal advice included the structuring of the transactions, legal due diligence, negotiating the transaction documents and closing. Greenberg Traurig also provided assistance to Innova Capital with respect to the financing related to the transactions, the proceedings before the President of the Polish Antimonopoly Authority (UOKiK) as well as in the process of structuring the capital group, which includes both acquired entities, and acquisition of their shares by a holding company of Innova/6.
The Greenberg Traurig Team was supervised by Managing Partner Jarosław Grzesiak and led by Partner Paweł Piotrowski.
Senior Associate Agata Wiśniewska was responsible for the corporate/M&A aspects of the acquisition of Embe Press and CheMes as well as the structuring of the new capital group. Senior Associate Mateusz Koronkiewicz and Associate Katarzyna Goljan, under the supervision of Partner Andrzej Wysokiński and Partner Aleksander Janiszewski, were responsible for legal advice related to the financing of the transactions. Senior Associate Radosław Pawluk and Associate Agnieszka Stopińska advised on control of concentration issues and proceedings before the President of the Polish Antimonopoly Authority.
Innova Capital is a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe. Founded in 1994, Innova created the first major CEE fund comprising entirely private capital. Since then, Innova has invested almost EUR 860 million, in almost 50 companies, across 10 countries in the region.
Embe Press specializes in a wide range of print services using flexography and offset printing technologies and offers its services to various sectors including the food and beverage sector in Poland and abroad.
CheMeS is a leading printing company specializing in self-adhesive and heat-shrink label production. Long-term customers of CheMes vary from renowned public companies to mid-size entities from Europe active within the FMCG sector in cosmetics, personal hygiene, food and logistics.
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