Practices

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions is one of our core practices at AVELLUM. We regularly advise on the largest Ukrainian and multijurisdictional deals on the market. Only in recent years, we worked on over 200 projects with a total value of USD20+ billion. In 2020 and 2021 we advised on at least 1/3 of all public M&A transactions in Ukraine.

You will receive an unrivaled level of service and expertise in buying or selling a business, or establishing a joint venture. You can entrust us with everything from the preparation of a term sheet and the structuring of an M&A deal to assisting with the signing and completion of the deal or the establishment of a joint venture.

Through our close cooperation with major international law firms we have comprehensive understanding of the application of English law in M&A transactions, which makes us the perfect counsel for advising on the Ukrainian M&A deals governed by English law.

Today we are the top choice for Ukrainian and international clients for the most complex M&A deals in Ukraine.

Key experience

Acquisition of NeoGames by Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Ukrainian legal advisor to Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Acquisition of DMarket by Mythical Games

Legal advisor to DMarket and its shareholders

Acquisition of a minority stake in Neurons Lab by Roosh

Legal advisor to all parties of the transaction

Sale of Kernel`s several farming entities to a company controlled by Mr. Andrii Verevskyi.

Legal advisor to Kernel Holding S.A.

Sale of a stake in renewable energy projects to Elementum Energy, the largest international renewable energy producer in Ukraine

Legal advisor to one of the sellers

Investment into Ukrainian food-tech start-up Foodz

Legal advisor to MHP

Sale of Pep Group to Locaria, a global multilingual content agency

Legal advisor to Pep Group, an omnichannel content creation and adaptation production company

Sale of a 72% stake in a containerboard producing company

Legal advisor to investment company Concorde Capital and its partners

Acquisition of a minority stake in the leading Ukrainian feed producer Edinstvo Group

Legal advisor to Diligent Capital Partners and FMO

Acquisition of MHP Food UK Limited (formerly known as Braintree Meats Limited), an England-based company and importer of meat & poultry

Legal advisor to MHP

Acquisition of 100% shares in Portmone Group by Kaspi Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaspi.kz

Legal advisor to JSC “Kaspi.kz”

Construction of a real estate complex in the centre of Kyiv in the form of a joint investment with a business partner

Legal advisor to A-Development, one of the leading Ukrainian developers

Acquisition of 70% stake in the Zavallivskyi Graphite Group

Legal advisor to Volt Resources Limited

Acquisition of PJSC “Bel Shostka Ukraine”

Legal advisor to Lactalis

Purchase of Horizon Capital’s minority stake in Dobrobut

Legal advisor to Dobrobut’s major shareholders

Sale of AXDraft to Onit

Legal advisor to AXDraft, Ukrainian document automation company

Acquisition of Agritel International, a subsidiary of Agritel

Legal advisor to Argus Media Ltd

Sale of KfW’s shareholding in ProCredit Bank to ProCredit Holding AG&Co

Legal advisor to KfW

Acquisition of Svarog Group

Legal advisor to Epicentr

Acquisition of Census Commodity Data having a Ukrainian subsidiary Census Commodity Data Ukraine

Legal advisor to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Acquisition of 24% shares in a Ukrainian company, which will be jointly operated by EBRD and Fairfax, which also owns ARX

Legal advisor to EBRD

Acquisition of BENTELER Distribution Ukraine by Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group

Legal advisor to Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group

Acquisition of Modio Health by CHG Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the US

Legal advisor to CHG Healthcare

Acquisition of CoreValue, US-headquartered IT service provider with Ukrainian roots

Legal advisor to Cornerstone Partners

Acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine

64

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to Kernel

Minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina”

Legal Advisor to PrJSC “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina”

Merger of EVO Group with Rozetka

Legal Advisor to EVO Group

Establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 63.8 MW solar power plant

Legal Advisor to Investment Capital Ukraine

Acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA together with the Dutch Development Bank FMO

Legal Advisor to Diligent Capital Partners

Disposal of 90% stake in Ergopack Group in favour of Sarantis Group

Legal Advisor to Horizon Capital and certain individuals

Acquisition of Lohika by Altran

Legal Advisor to Altran

Increase of the stake of Horizon Capital in Datagroup to over 70%

Legal Advisor to Custos Invest & Finance Inc., one of the Datagroup’s shareholders

Acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business

Legal Advisor to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia

Аcquisition of 30% shares in PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval by the EBRD

122

Mln EUR

Legal Advisor to PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval

Sale of part of Allergan’s global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

40.5

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to Allergan Inc.

Global spin off of Covestro

1.5

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to Bayer AG

Exchange of assets and JV between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis

20

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to Novartis

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Key contacts

MYKOLA STETSENKO

Managing Partner

mstetsenko@avellum.com

YURIY NECHAYEV

Partner

ynechayev@avellum.com

Team

ANDRIY ROMANCHUK

Partner

aromanchuk@avellum.com

OLEKSII MASLOV

Counsel

omaslov@avellum.com

ANTON ARKHYPOV

Counsel

aarkhypov@avellum.com

YELYZAVETA KRAVTSOVA

Managing Associate

ykravtsova@avellum.com

MARYNA BUINYTSKA

Managing Associate

mbuinytska@avellum.com

BOGDANA PARKHOMCHUK

Managing Associate

bparkhomchuk@avellum.com

OLEKSANDR VOLODIN

Managing Associate

ovolodin@avellum.com

OLEKSANDR KOZHUKHAR

Managing Associate

okozhukhar@avellum.com

ANDRII ANDRYISHYN

Associate

aandryishyn@avellum.com

OLHA RUDEVYCH

Associate

orudevych@avellum.com

GALYNA VDOVENKO

Associate

gvdovenko@avellum.com

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