Global law firm White & Case LLP acted as legal adviser for Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. (“Waterland PE”) in connection with the acquisition of 61.16% of the total number of shares in Kredyt Inkaso S.A. (“Kredyt Inkaso”) from its current shareholders.
In the course of the tender offer announced at the end of July, the company from the Waterland PE group acquired 7,911,380 shares in Kredyt Inkaso and became the biggest investor in this debt collection company. Subscriptions were accepted in the period from 16 to 29 August. In accordance with the announced conditions, the offeror undertook to acquire shares if over 60% of the Kredyt Inkaso shares were subscribed for and when the offeror obtained permits from the appropriate antimonopoly authorities. The conditions of the offer were met before its closing date, which were possible thanks to the pre-notification procedure used by White & Case. This was the first investment of Waterland PE in Poland and the largest investment in this part of Europe.
White & Case was responsible for, among others, conducting a due diligence analysis of Kredyt Inkaso and several of its subsidiaries, including in Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Luxembourg, preparing the text of the offer and obtaining permissions from antimonopoly authorities in Poland and Russia.
The White & Case team was led by partners Marcin Studniarek, Andrzej Sutkowski and Aneta Hajska. The team was also composed of Jakub Gubański, Grzegorz Jukiel (counsel) and Jacek Polewski, Monika Dużyńska, Klaudia Malczewska, Iwo Małobęcki, Małgorzata Mroczek and Michał Plich (associates) from the Warsaw office and lawyers from the White & Case office in Moscow.
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