Maciej Pietrzak

Maciej Pietrzak

Senior Associate

Maciej Pietrzak focuses his practice on corporate matters with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, business and asset acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and shareholders agreements across a number of industries. Maciej also has experience in investments in private investment funds, advising W&I insurers and arranging W&I cover, general commercial matter, and corporate governance matters for listed companies.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Corporate finance
  • General corporate advice

Capabilities

Experience

 
  • Participated in advising Madison International Realty LLP, a global real estate private equity firm, in the indirect acquisition of a controlling, 65.99% stake in Capital Park S.A. from Patron Capital Partners. Capital Park manages a portfolio of properties with a total area of 304,000 m2 and is the developer of the ArtN complex in Warsaw.
  • Participated in advising the BNP Paribas Group on its acquisition of the core banking operations of Raiffeisen Bank Polska, to be combined with the subsidiary of BNP Paribas in Poland, Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas. The transaction, valued at PLN 3.25 billion, was implemented through a demerger of Raiffeisen Bank Polska by spin-off of its core business to Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas.
  • Participated in advising Deutsche Bank AG on its sale and demerger of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.’s local Private & Commercial Banking business to Santander Bank Polska S.A. (formerly Bank Zachodni WBK) for a transaction price set at approximately PLN 1.29 billion.
  • Participated in advising Société Générale on its disposal of Euro Bank, its retail banking subsidiary in Poland, to Bank Millennium, for consideration of PLN 1.83 billion.
  • Participated in advising Goldman Sachs International in its PLN 1 billion tender offer for 100% of shares in ROBYG S.A., one of the leading Polish stock exchange listed developers.
  • Participated in advising CVC Capital Partners with respect to its acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. The sale of Żabka was the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland.
  • Participated in advising Rentokil Initial plc on its joint venture with PCI Pest Control Pvt. Ltd., creating the largest provider of pest control services and products in India.
  • Participated in the work for a telecommunications/infrastructure group in connection with its c. EUR 98 million disposal of certain European carrier and high bandwidth businesses to a US entity listed on NYSE.°
  • Participated in the work for a JV in connection with the disposal of a hotel in Edinburgh to an institutional investor based in the Middle East.°
  • Participated in the work for Finsbury Food Group plc in connection with its reverse takeover of Fletchers Bakeries for consideration of c. GBP 56 million.°
  • Participated in the work for Deloitte UK in connection with the disposal of its stake in Ingeus UK, a provider of employability and training programmes and specialist support for local communities, as part of a wider acquisition of the Ingeus group by the NASDAQ-listed Providence Service Corporation for consideration of up to USD 225 million.°
  • Participated in the work for RWE in connection with the disposal of its stake in Horizon Nuclear Power Limited, a joint venture between RWE and E.ON, for consideration of GBP 696 million.°
  • Participated in the work for CBPE Capital LLP in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Sofa.com, an omnichannel producer and retailer of sofas, armchairs and beds.°
  • Participated in the work for Sovereign Capital LLP and other investors in connection with their disposal of interests in the Choice Care Group, a provider of personalised residential care and supported living for adults with learning disabilities.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Pietrzak prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, the Law Society, England and Wales

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Practice Course, BBP London Holborn, 2010
  • LL.M., King's College, London, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Westminster, 2007
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • Polish, Native