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Deals June 2024

Kinstellar advises Canadian Nuclear Partners on the framework agreement with Nuclearelectrica for the refurbishment of Unit 1 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant

Kinstellar has advised Canadian Nuclear Partners (a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, one of the world’s largest power generators, and a corporation wholly owned by the Government of Ontario) on the framework agreement for the refurbishment of Unit 1 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, operated by the state-owned nuclear energy producer, Nuclearelectrica. The framework agreement has an approximate value of EUR 240 million and represents a critical milestone in completing the refurbishment of Unit 1. Canadian Nuclear Partners will support Nuclearelectrica with the delivery of project management services, technical assistance, consultancy services and professional training specific for the refurbishment of

Deals June 2024

Kinstellar advises ING Bank on a new EUR 150 million senior facility granted to Romanian telecommunications service provider DIGI Romania

Kinstellar, together with Linklaters LLP, has successfully advised ING Bank N.V. on a EUR 150 million senior facility agreement granted to DIGI Romania, the leading Romania-based paid television and telecommunications provider (and part of Dutch-registered Digi Communications N.V.). The term loan has a maturity of three years and will be used for the refinancing of the EUR 450 million senior guaranteed bonds issued by DIGI Romania, which are due in 2025. ING Bank N.V. acted as arranger and original lender, with ING Bank N.V. London Branch acting as facility agent. Kinstellar’s office in Romania has advised on various iterations of this transaction since 2016 and has thus been thoroughly involved in preparing

Deals June 2024

Kinstellar advises Vinci Airports on the strategic EUR 3.1 billion+ acquisition of a minority interest in Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport

Kinstellar is proud to have advised Vinci Airports, one of the world’s leading private airport operators, on the strategic acquisition of a minority interest in the group managing the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The majority investment in the transaction was carried out by Hungarian state-controlled Corvinus Zrt., a joint venture partner of Vinci Airports. As a result of this acquisition, with a total purchase price of EUR 3.1 billion plus net debt of EUR 1.2 billion, Vinci Airports becomes the operator of the Budapest airport hub.  This transaction is one of the highest profile acquisitions in Hungary, with a record-breaking deal value. It was a highly complex and challenging transaction, entailing intense

Deals June 2024

Kinstellar advises MOL in connection with their landmark Polyol Project in Hungary – MOL’s largest organic investment to date

Kinstellar is proud to have advised the MOL Group, a leading international integrated oil and gas company, in connection with legal aspects of the MOL Group’s flagship EUR 1.3 billion new polyol complex in Tiszaújváros, Hungary. The new polyol complex, which has just been inaugurated, has the capacity of producing around 200,000 tonnes of polyol per year, and providing long-term employment for nearly 300 people. This landmark project had started in 2017 and Kinstellar has been assisting MOL in connection with the project from 2020. As a result of this project MOL has become the first company in the CEE region to have a fully-integrated value chain from crude oil to polyol production. The Kinstellar team

Deals May 2024

Kinstellar advises Globalworth on the sale of logistics portfolio in Romania to CTP

Kinstellar is delighted to announced that it has advised Globalworth, a leading office investor in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), on the sale of a part of its logistics portfolio to CTP, the largest owner and developer of logistic and industrial spaces by gross leasable area in CEE. The transaction was signed in March 2024 with closing having occurred in May 2024. This transaction is the largest real estate deal in Romania in 2024 so far. The portfolio comprises almost fully-let logistics and light-industrial facilities in Chitila and Afumati (near Bucharest), Oarja (near Pitesti), Giarmata (near Timisioara), Oradea and Arad. Kinstellar advised on all transactional matters, including drafting, negotiation and execution

Deals May 2024

Kinstellar, together with Rymarz Zdort Maruta, advises SMYK Group on the amendment and extension of its financing

Kinstellar has successfully advised SMYK Group and its Romanian subsidiary, SMYK All For Kids, on all Romanian law aspects concerning the amendment and extension of its group financing. The financing transaction involved an extremely tight timeline and required seamless alignment, as it was conducted simultaneously with Bridgepoint’s sale of shares in Smyk Group to Accession Capital Partners (ACP). Kinstellar was previously selected by SMYK Group as its local advisor on various iterations of this financing, and also advised Bridgepoint on the local law aspects of Smyk’s acquisition in 2016. Smyk, established in 1952, is an iconic brand and Poland’s largest chain of stores selling toys, clothing for children

Deals May 2024

Kinstellar advises BIG Mega Renewable Energy on a EUR 92 million financing with EBRD and OTP Bank for the construction and operation of the Urleasca wind farm in Romania

Kinstellar has successfully advised leading developer BIG Mega Renewable Energy on a EUR 92 million financing agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and OTP Bank to build and operate the 102 MW Urleasca wind farm in Brăila county, Romania. The milestone project marks BIG Mega Renewable Energy’s first renewable investment in Romania, with the signing of the financing agreement highlighted as a crucial milestone for the company’s expansion strategy in Romania and the Balkans. The Urleasca wind farm is expected to make a significant contribution to Romania’s renewable energy goals, with generation capacity of 292 GWh per year. The financial closing is expected mid-2024. Kinstellar’s

Deals May 2024

Kinstellar advises S IMMO AG on its acquisition of a EUR 463 million property portfolio in the Czech Republic

Kinstellar has successfully advised S IMMO AG, a real estate investment company, on the successful acquisition of a property portfolio in the Czech Republic from CPI Property Group. The portfolio consists of two office buildings, two shopping centres, a mixed-use property and a single-tenant retail building. The property value of the transaction is EUR 463 million with an annual rental income value of around EUR 28.3 million. We're delighted to have supported S IMMO AG in their strategic acquisition, enhancing their footprint in the Czech real estate market. We believe our expertise played a role in the successful outcome of this transaction, showcasing our team’s ability to efficiently handle major real estate deals.Klára

Deals May 2024

Kinstellar advises SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance on the acquisition of Austrian Airlines Technik – Bratislava

Kinstellar has successfully advised the Dutch aircraft maintenance provider SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance (SAMCO) on the acquisition of Austrian Airlines Technik – Bratislava (ATB). Located at the Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands, SAMCO provides a wide range of aircraft maintenance activities—from heavy base-maintenance checks, line-maintenance, logistic support, asset and maintenance management to EASA Part 21 approved design changes. With the acquisition of ATB, SAMCO increases its footprint significantly.  ATB, located in Bratislava, Slovakia, is fully equipped to perform all base maintenance services with close to 250 staff. With this strategic acquisition, SAMCO creates five additional lines for Embraer

Deals April 2024

Kinstellar advises Dig Ventures on significant investment into mobile app security innovations

Kinstellar's Prague office successfully advised Dig Ventures on a strategic investment into Talsec, a Czech startup specializing in mobile application security, as part of Dig Ventures’ efforts to expand its global presence and support further innovation in its security solutions portfolio. Talsec, which originated as a spin-off from technology company Monet+, has demonstrated substantial organic revenue growth over the past two years. The company develops specialized tools that protect mobile applications from hacking threats, conceal sensitive information, and identify malicious software. Talsec’s solutions are already helping to secure over a thousand apps from various companies, including insurers like Generali

Deals April 2024

Kinstellar advises Halyk Bank on the sale of its subsidiary in Kyrgyzstan

Kinstellar's Kazakhstan office has successfully advised Halyk Bank, a leading financial services group, on the sale of its subsidiary in Kyrgyzstan, to a consortium of buyers within the investment group Visor International DMCC. The financial details of the transaction are undisclosed. Originally established as Kyrgyz Kairat Bank, the subsidiary was acquired by Halyk Bank in 2004 through a bidding process. This transaction follows the previous divestment of assets of Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan, including the recent sale of its Tajik and Russian subsidiaries.  The Kinstellar team was led by Partner Adlet Yerkinbayev, and Counsel Kuanysh Shekerbekov.

Deals April 2024

Kinstellar advises the hospitality division of the House of Julius Meinl group on the purchase of the historic Hotel Ambasador in central Bucharest

Kinstellar is delighted to announce it has advised the hospitality division of the House of Julius Meinl on the completion of the purchase of the Hotel Ambasador, one of the most famous hotels in Bucharest. Operating continuously since 1937, it is an iconic landmark in the city. The transaction structure was complicated, as it involved different, numerous sets of owners and involving both share and asset transaction aspects. It took several months to negotiate and close. Julius Meinl intends to invest tens of millions of EUR to refurbish the hotel and bring it to the standards of its “The Julius” brand operating elsewhere. Kinstellar advised on all aspects of the matter, including real estate due diligence