Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are one of our firm’s key areas of operation. Our lawyers have gained experience in this area by advising:

  • strategic and financial investors (including private equity funds),
  • sellers, buyers, and the targets (the companies subject to transactions),
  • investment banks advising on transactions,
  • banks and funds financing transactions.

We have advised on both local and international transactions.

Our experience includes, in particular:

  • transactions for the sale of shares and stocks (including stocks in listed companies), organised parts of enterprises, and individual assets,
  • MBO and LBO transactions,
  • shareholder (partner) agreements and joint-venture agreements,
  • merger, division, and transformations.

We provide comprehensive services for mergers and acquisitions, including:

  • structuring of the transaction,
  • organising and conducting due diligence (including vendor’s due diligence and preparing a virtual data room),
  • support in preparing and negotiating transaction terms (term sheet),
  • preparing and negotiating agreements and other transaction documents (including SPA and disclosure letters),
  • preparing notifications of intended concentration and providing representation before competition regulators and other authorities,
  • advice on closing and settling transactions.

Completed projects

  • Arka Gdynia S.A.

    Advising to Michał Kołakowski, the majority owner of Arka Gdynia S.A., in concluding preliminary share purchase agreement regarding the sale of 75% of the shares and reaching  the agreement on the settlement of the dispute over the title to the sold shares with the club’s previous majority shareholder.

  • Scanmed Group

    Advising Abris Capital portfolio company Scanmed Group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Centrum Rehabilitacji sp. z o.o. with its seat in Chorzów.

  • Play

    Advising an entity from the Play Group on the acquisition of 51% shares in Phobos Grupa Taurus sp. z o.o.

  • Milestone Real Estate

    Advising Milestone Real Estate sp. z o.o. on the group reorganization process.

  • Solita

    Advising Solita – technology, data, and design company – on a project involving investment and integration with Future Mind.

  • Scanmed Group

    Advising Abris Capital portfolio company Scanmed Group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Med-Lux sp. z o.o.

  • IT Company

    Advising minority shareholders of a company operating in the IT sector in connection with the execution of a minority shareholder’s option to sell a minority stake in the company, as well as the execution of the earn-out.

  • Tutore International Luxembourg S.à r.l.

    Advising Tutore International Luxembourg S.à r.l. in the acquisition of exclusive control over Tutore Poland sp. z o.o.

  • Dom Whisky

    Advising the shareholders of Dom Whisky Group’s companies on the sale of 80% of shares to an external investor – United Beverages.

  • Milestone Real Estate

    Advising Milestone Real Estate sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of 100% shares in a project company that owns an investment real estate.


Awards and rankings

The highest quality of services provided by the lawyers of the mergers and acquisitions team has been repeatedly appreciated by professional publications and rankings as well as industry organizations.

  • Rzeczpospolita
  • The Lawyer European Awards
  • PSIK
  • Chambers Europe
  • IFLR1000
  • MergerMarket
  • Legal 500
  • CEE Mergers and Acquisitions

In the Ranking of Law Firms of the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita 2023, we were named as a leader in the categories (Division II – law firms with up to 50 lawyers): Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity and Real Estate.

Mirosław Fiałek was recognised as a leader in the categories Commercial Law, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, and Rafał Siemieniec in the category: Real Estate.

MFW Fialek has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Lawyer European Awards 2023 in the European Specialist Law Firm of The Year category.

MFW Fialek has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Lawyer European Awards 2022 in the European Specialist Law Firm of The Year category.

The Private Equity practice, led by Partner Miroslaw Fiałek, is a finalist in the “legal advisor” category of the PSIK Awards competition, organised by the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. The law firm is among the five law firms in Poland that were nominated.

The Private Equity practice, led by Partner Miroslaw Fiałek, was a finalist in the “legal advisor” category of the PSIK Awards competition, organised by the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. The law firm was among the four law firms in Poland that were nominated.

In the Chambers Europe 2023 ranking, MFW Fiałek law firm has been distinguished in the Corporate & M&A: Mid Market category:

MFW Fiałek enters the rankings as a result of strong market support. The team advises on a full range of corporate matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate structuring. The team has experience advising international investors, including private equity funds. Its clients include domestic conglomerates as well as international companies.

Mirosław Fiałek, our managing partner, has once again been recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Corporate & M&A: Mid Market category. His position in this ranking has strengthened and this year he has been designated as Band 2.

According to Chambers Europe Mirosław Fiałek showcases extensive activity and market recognition at the mid-market level. Mirosław Fiałek is proficient at handling acquisitions and restructuring procedures.

In the Chambers Europe 2022 ranking, Partner Mirosław Fiałek was awarded in the Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market category in Band 3.

Mirosław Fiałek has joined the ranking ‘after showcasing extensive activity and market recognition at the mid-market level’. In addition, he has been recognized as an expert in handling acquisitions and restructuring.

In the Chambers Europe 2012 ranking, Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Up and Coming” in the area of Private Equity practice and was identified as “a lawyer valued both for his particular attention to detail and the ability to see the full picture of the situation” and as “one of the most promising lawyers in the field of private equity in Poland.”

In the IFLR1000 2023 ranking, MFW Fiałek were  awarded in the field of M&A practice and in the Capital markets: Debt and Capital markets: Equity.

In the IFLR1000 2023 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice, obtaining a high position in Tier 4.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In the IFLR1000 2022 ranking, MFW Fiałek were  awarded in the field of M&A practice and in the Capital markets: Debt and Capital markets: Equity.

In the IFLR1000 2022 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice, obtaining a high position in Tier 4.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In the IFLR1000 2021 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice.

In the IFLR1000 2021-22 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice, obtaining a high position in Tier 4.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In the IFLR1000 2019 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In the IFLR1000 2019 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In the IFLR1000 2018 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of M&A practice.

Partner Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished as “Highly Regarded” in the field of M&A.

In 2019, the Partner Mirosław Fiałek was classified as one of the most active lawyers in the field of M&A practice in the entire CEE region.

In the Legal 500 2023 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of Capital Markets practice.

In the Legal 500 2019 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice.

In the Legal 500 2018 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice.

In the Legal 500 2017 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice.

In the Legal 500 2016 ranking, MFW Fiałek were awarded in the field of Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice.

In 2018, MFW Fiałek were recognised as the best boutique law firm of the year, receiving an award at the CEE Mergers and Acquisitions Awards 2018.

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Alvo sp. z o.o. sp.k.

MFW Fiałek provides services at a level comparable to that of the largest network law firms. The boutique character and narrow specialisation of the law firm are undoubtedly their great advantage. Our transaction was very complex, and the attorneys at MFW Fiałek were of invaluable support for us.

Agata Olszewska Proxy, Alvo sp. z oo sp.k.

Tempo Finanse sp z o.o.

While working together, the team led by Mirosław Fiałek was distinguished by their business approach to the transaction, thorough understanding of the issues, and both highly substantive and effective argumentation during negotiations.

Jarosław Wyrzykowski President of Tempo Finanse sp. z o.o.

ESO Capital

With full conviction, I can recommend the firm as a competent legal advisor in M&A and PE transactions, distinguished by their business approach to the transaction and their incredible commitment. In my opinion, working with the firm had a significant impact on the success of the transaction.

Richard Butler Founding Partner, Chief Operating Office rat ESO Capital

Value4Capital

MFW Fiałek advised us on the sale of the business operations of a private security group to a company based in Shanghai, China. With full conviction, I can recommend the firm as a competent, reliable, and comprehensive legal advisor in M&A and Private Equity transactions, as well as for transaction services.

Jacek Pogonowski Partner, Value4Capital

Clovin S.A.

During the transaction, the team at the firm had to face challenges arising from a complicated investment process, as part of which an international private equity fund invested in a family company. The transaction documentation prepared by the firm not only comprehensively secured each of the company’s shareholders individually, but also accounted for the specific nature of the company’s operations, based on close cooperation among the existing shareholders.

Arkadiusz Żanowski President of the Management Board, Clovin S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A.

The firm was responsible for structuring the transaction our company conducted, as well as for preparing, negotiating, and signing the transaction documents and closing of the transaction. I can definitely recommend MFW Fiałek.

Marcin Drozdowski Vice President of the Management Board of Polish ePayments (Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A)

OCRK Polska sp. z o.o.

The law firm provided comprehensive and efficient legal advice on the transaction our company conducted. The whole thing went very smoothly and professionally. I definitely recommend MFW Fiałek.

Marcin Stencel Member of the Management Board of OCRK Polska sp. z o.o.

CIC sp. z o.o.

We worked with MFW Fiałek on two company sale transactions. During this process, the firm proved to be a professional and committed partner, providing comprehensive legal support at every step of the way.

Rafał Błędowski Partner, CIC sp. z o.o.

Yuniversal Development sp. z o.o.

During our cooperation, the team at the firm demonstrated professionalism, experience, and an excellent understanding of both the legal issues and the business environment of the transaction. In our opinion, working with the firm had a significant impact on the success of the transaction.

Wojciech Czyżewski Proxy, Yuniversal Development sp. z o.o.
Practices
  1. 01. Mergers and acquisitions
  2. 02. Private equity, venture capital
  3. 03. Acquiring an investor
  4. 04. Share offers
  5. 05. Bonds issues
  6. 06. Due diligence
  7. 07. Real estate and investment process
  8. 08. Acquisitions, capital market transactions
  9. 09. Collateral administration
  10. 10. Investment funds
  11. 11. Regulatory advice
  12. 12. Corporate law
  13. 13. Restructuring
  14. 14. Obtaining finance
  15. 15. Dispute resolution
  16. 16. Competition law
  17. 17. Manager option programs
  18. 18. Labour law
  19. 19. Intellectual property
  20. 20. Personal data protection