Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska

Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska

Senior Associate

Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska focuses her practice on various types of finance and corporate matters in particular in relation to mergers and acquisitions. She assists clients in transactions involving club deal lending, leveraged finance, project finance and restructuring.

Concentrations

  • Leveraged/Management Buyouts
  • Refinancing
  • Restructuring
  • Debt Securities

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participated in the work for Empik group in connection with PLN 120 million credit facility.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with a credit agreement with a consortium of Polish and foreign financial institutions for a term loan of up to PLN 11.5 billion and a revolving loan of up to PLN 1 billion.
  • Participated in the work for Polkomtel in refinancing its existing senior debt facilities during negotiations with financing institutions and the signing of an agreement. The value of the new agreement is PLN 7.95 billion (approx. EUR 2 billion).
  • Participated in the work for Spartan Capital Holdings in connection with obtaining financing for the acquisition of Polkomtel.°
  • Participated in the work Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. in connection with obtaining financing for the acquisition of Telewizja Polsat S.A.°
  • Participated in the work for JPMorgan as Polish counsel in two tap offerings of high yield notes by Coveris Holdings in the aggregate amount of USD 240 million.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat as issuer in 1 billion PLN notes offering, the first of its kind under the new Bonds Act.
  • Participated in the work for CEDC/Roust group as Polish counsel in connection with the restructuring and offering of high yield notes in the amount of USD 385 million.
  • Participated in the work for Penta Investments Ltd., a shareholder of Empik Media & Fashion, in connection with the restructuring of EMF’s PLN 1.2 billion debt. The transaction included EMF’s offering of PLN 128.8 million of unsecured bearer bonds and EUR 38 million unsecured registered bonds, the mezzanine loan in the amount of approx. EUR 25 million and amendments to credit facility and intercreditor agreements.
  • Assisted a consortium of 20 banks in the restructuring of Celsa Huta Ostrowiec’s PLN 2 billion debt restructuring.°
  • Participated in the work for Grupa Pracuj sp. z o.o. in connection with the sale of a minority stake in the Company to TCV, an international investment firm.
  • Participated in the work for Enterprise Investors in connection with the proposed acquisition of Allenort Cardiological Clinic.
  • Participated in the work for TP S.A. in connection with sale of Wirtualna Polska portal to a private equity Innova Capital. The value of the transaction was PLN 375 million.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with the acquisition of a block of approximately 32% of shares in Netia from two major shareholders, with the total purchase price amounting to PLN 638.8 million, and in connection with the announcement of a tender offer to place subscriptions for the sale of shares in Netia S.A.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with the acquisition of 100% of shares in companies owning the Eska TV, Eska TV Extra, Eska Rock, Polo TV and Vox Music TV channels from ZPR Media Group, and 34% of the shares in the company owning the Fokus TV and Nova TV stations, as well as in connection with the preliminary agreement to purchase a further 15% of shares in this company in the future.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Polkomtel S.A. in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Midas S.A. in a public tender offer.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. in connection with all aspects of the acquisition of Polkomtel sp. z o.o. that included (i) negotiating agreements with existing shareholders, (ii) issue of Cyfrowy Polsat’s new shares and their admission on WSE, as well as (iii) refinancing of the existing indebtedness of Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel capital group (Senior Notes, PIK Notes and Senior Facilities). Value of the transaction was PLN 6.15 billion.
  • Participated in the work for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with its participation in the IPO of PKP Cargo and the acquisition of 5.27% of PKP Cargo’s shares. The value of the transaction was PLN 155.4 million.
  • Participated in the work for Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. in connection with the tender offer for the sale of shares announced by Synthos.

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Kimla-Kaczorowska prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Rising Stars: Lawyers – leaders of tommorrow (Wolters Kluwer) – finalist (2016)

  • Trainee, Polish Bar Council

Credentials

Education
  • Master of Law, The University of Warsaw, 2012
  • Diploma, Center for American Law Studies, Warsaw University in cooperation with University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2011
  • Master of Finance and Accounting, Warsaw School of Economics, 2011
Admissions
  • Poland
  • Admitted to practice as an Advocate Trainee
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent