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Mergers & Acquisitions

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law offers every aspect of legal advice needed, for parties contemplating a Merger or an Acquisition. Our lengthy experience, includes sale and purchase agreements of shares (share deals) and asset acquisition or transfer of business areas agreements (asset deals). We provide advice and legal services during each stage of a project, from the conduct of legal due diligence reports to the structuring, required documentation drafting, and negotiating all relevant aspects of the transaction.

We accompany our clients every step of the way, from the initial stages of company formation, through organization and operation, to mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. We are trusted partners, perfectly equipped to deal with any challenges that may arise during the process. Clients can safely rely on us to protect their best interests and to make things happen, quickly and efficiently. We are constantly in the process of assessing risks and carefully evaluate each situation to achieve the maximal beneficial outcome for our clients. As leading experts in designing and delivering transactions workable to all parties involved, we understand the value of time and thus strive for completion of transactions within as short a time frame possible.

Our core strengths include a comprehensive understanding and practical approach of legal concepts combined with an in-depth knowledge of the Romanian business environment and the rapid economic developments in the country. Our understanding of your business and the involved industry sectors allows us to offer you tailored legal advice. We are proud of our partner-led service, fine-tuned to even the most specialized needs of our clients, and perfectly supported by the personalized care and attention we give to each project and task assigned to us.

Our dedicated team of M&A specialized lawyers constantly advise on a wide array of legal matters of interest basically on all legal aspects incidental to private equity and strategic transactions, including regulatory and compliance matters. We provide legal assistance services to venture capital investment funds on fund formation and investment management.

We are committed to delivering only the best quality, efficient and business oriented legal support and solutions. Our focus remains on providing commercially relevant advice to our clients within a supportive, open and transparent relationship to confidently ensure our client's success. Depending on the complexity and size of each entrusted mandate, our Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance,  Competition, Property (Real Estate), Employment, Intellectual Property, Projects and Energy specialized lawyers as well as lawyers form other practice areas within our firm, work collaboratively to develop integrated legal solutions for our clients.
 

 

Our Relevant Experience

  • Advised EDS Romania (part of Euro-Druckservice Group, a leading provider in the printing services sector in Central and Eastern Europe and which belongs to the portfolio of companies controlled by DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH) on the acquisition of the heat-set printing business “as a going concern” from Mega Press and Editura Aramis, one of its main competitors on the Romanian market.
  • Assisted First Property Group PLC, a property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK, Poland and Romania, on the acquisition of the “MAESTRO BUSINESS CENTER” Office Building located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Assisted Teads, a premium company which is inventor of out-stream video advertising & the global leader in online video marketplace, on the acquisition of Brainient, one of the most successful Romanian start-ups which provides tools to create engaging and interactive video formats deliverable across a range of devices. 
  • Acted as the local legal advisor of the German group Wirecard on their 40M Euro acquisition of Provus group of companies, Romania’s leading payment processing and technology services provider. 
  • Advising Private Equity Fund Vitruvian Partners LLP and its investment company, JacTravel Group Ltd., the global leading B2B hotel services supplier, on their add-on acquisition of TotalStay Group, a large European online hotel booking agency.
  • Advised a group of private Swiss investors, on the acquisition of an 83% stake in Capital Financial Services S.A., a major Romanian company specialized in the issue of e-money.
  • Legal assistance provided to Vinarte S.A., one of the top Romanian wine producers, on the sale of assets and business related to its three wine domains located in Zoresti, Samburesti and Starmina, towards Neo Bacchus, a company which is part of the Chinese Group, Red Gate. 
  • Assisted World Class International and its Management Team in connection with the MBO transaction whereby the investment fund under management and advisory of the Polish private equity fund Resource Partners acquired a controlling stake in World Class Romania, the leading fitness chain in Romania. 
  • Advised World Class Romania with the acquisition of several well-renowned fitness clubs around Romania such as: Club Moving network, Pure Fitness Jatomi, StayFit, etc.
  • Advised the founders of the tech start-up Froala, the creator of the successful web editor WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) on an estimated USD multi-million sale to the globally known US software company Idera, Inc., of all shares held by the founders in Froala. 
  • Assisted a private equity fund on the EUR 80M acquisition of a prominent office building in Bucharest. 
  • Assisting with the incorporation and structuring of GapMinder, a Venture Capital Fund (an investment by European Investment Fund) and providing ongoing legal assistance on all investments by GapMinder into various targets-innovative tech start-ups in Romania (FintechOS, Typing DNA, Smart Dreamers).
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GapMinder (M&A) (CC)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Assisted GapMinder, a VC Fund financed via Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 and co-financed by The European Fund for Regional Development, in relation to the incorporation and structuring of the management company.

Willis Tower (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

We provide day-to-day legal assistance on a wide array of Corporate and Commercial matters in relation to the business activities of Willis Towers Watson in Romania. Our legal advice covers various general corporate matters, commercial agreements, general Trade Registry assistance, as well as assistance in the relationship with the competent supervisory authority etc

GapMinder FintechOS (M&A) (TMT)
Mergers & Acquisitions

(SAA) acted as legal advisers to GapMinder, the first venture fund created as a result of the selection process started by the European Investment FundGapminder, in connection with its investment of EUR 600k in FintechOS. The latter is a company specialized in digital transformation of financial institutions and the investment will finance the expansion of operations globally and to accelerate the development of AI technologies. SAA’s team, which included Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, Managing Associate Cristina Man and Head of IP Ana Kusak, provided assistance from due diligence on the company to the closing of the documents and implementation of the investment.

B2B Hotel Services (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Assisted the leading global B2B hotel provider regarding a multijurisdictional acquisition of a major European online booking agency. One of the most prominent recent transactions in the travel services sector, it involved targets in Great Britain, Sweden and Romania. A major global law firm was the leading legal advisor and out-of-court attorney acted as a local legal advisor in Romania. Therefore, our assistance was centered on the local aspects of the transaction.

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