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

  • PZU Zdrowie S.A.

    Advising on the acquisition of a healthcare company specialising in diagnostic imaging by Bonus-Diagnosta sp. z o.o., a PZU Zdrowie S.A group company.

  • Music & More sp. z o.o.

    Advising Music & More sp. z o.o. on acquiring an international financial investor. In the transaction a Luxembourg fund acquired the minority share of the client’s share capital.

  • Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne sp. z o.o.

    Advising Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of 100% shares in SHE Cosmetic Lab sp. z o.o. Comprehensive legal advice included, in particular, conducting the target’s legal due diligence as well as and drafting and negotiating the transaction documents.

  • Picodi.com S.A.

    Advise on the sale of the majority stake in Picodi.com S.A. to Méliuz S.A. – a strategic investor, a company listed on the Brazilian Stock Exchange.

  • Custodia Capital

    Advising on the acquisition of 100% shares in Atende Software sp. z o.o.

  • Work Service S.A.

    Advice regarding information obligations related to acquiring a foreign investor, including preparing the transaction structure, conducting negotiations, and preparing and signing a conditional investment agreement with Gi International S.R.L.

  • Ferro S.A.

    Advising on the acquisition of a majority stake in Termet S.A. and 100% of shares in the company Tester sp.z o.o.

  • Schindler Polska sp. z o.o.

    Advice on the acquisition of 100% of shares in the share capital of Wrocławskie Przedsiębiorstwo Remontowe Urządzeń Dźwigowych sp. z o.o.

  • Polish ePayments (Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A)

    Advising a company from the Innova Capital portfolio on acquiring 100% of the shares in Top Card sp. z o.o.

  • Clovin S.A.

    Advising a Polish cleaning products manufacturer on the sale of a majority share to Avallon, a Polish private equity fund.


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.

  • IFLR1000
  • Legal 500
  • Chambers Europe
  • PSIK
  • MergerMarket
  • CEE Mergers and Acquisitions

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 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 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.”

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 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 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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  • 2019
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  • 2022
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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. Bond issues
  6. 06. Due diligence
  7. 07. Restructuring
  8. 08. Real estate
  9. 09. Collateral administration
  10. 10. Investment funds
  11. 11. Regulatory advice
  12. 12. Dispute resolution
  13. 13. Acquisitions, capital market transactions
  14. 14. Obtaining financing
  15. 15. Corporate law
  16. 16. Competition law
  17. 17. Manager option programs
  18. 18. Labour law
  19. 19. Intellectual property
  20. 20. Personal data protection