WARSAW – Dec. 6, 2017 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP is representing Goldman Sachs International, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, through its affiliate Bricks Acquisition Limited, in the announced PLN 1 billion tender offer for 100% of shares in ROBYG S.A., one of the leading Polish stock exchange listed developers. The announced tender offer marks the finalization of the strategic investor selection process.
The tender offer is subject to customary anti-trust approval and certain other conditions, including a 66% acceptance threshold and a successful vote on the amendment of the Company’s articles of association.
Greenberg Traurig provided legal advice with respect to the transaction, including the legal due diligence review and negotiation of the transaction documentation.
“This transaction is a great example of the synergy achieved by Greenberg Traurig through the strategic expansion of the real estate team combined with over 25 years of experience in capital markets and M&A. This enabled us to support Goldman Sachs International by pulling together an integrated team of interdisciplinary experts from Warsaw London and New York to address all of the complexities in the transaction,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of the Warsaw Office of Greenberg Traurig.
The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Agnieszka Stankiewicz, Partner in Real Estate and Rafał Sieński, Partner in Corporate and Securities. The Transaction Team included Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner; Henrietta Walker, Partner in the GT London Office; Rafał Baranowski, Partner; Anna Hałas-Krawczyk, Of Counsel; and Magdalena Życzkowska-Jóźwiak, Local Partner, supported by Robert Carlon (GT London Office), Małgorzata Kercz, Mateusz Zaleński, Tomasz Szekalski, Milena Mędrzycka, and Maciej Pietrzak (GT London Office).
Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the globe.
ROBYG is a Polish stock exchange listed developer operating in Warsaw and Gdańsk. It has been operating since 2000, and is currently one of the leading Polish developers in terms of the number of presold residential units. During the 17 years of its operations, the company has sold approximately 16,000 units.
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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland and the 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Poland - Client Service Award by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT.
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