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BRE Bank’s offer is addressed to the largest domestic and international companies operating in Poland, SMEs growing dynamically, public sector entities and financial institutions. Currently, the Bank has 14 thousand corporate clients.

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In 2010, in the syndicate loans category BRE was the second most active bank in Poland to provide funding to Polish companies. In addition, BRE co-organised one of the largest corporate bond issues for a leading energy group. BRE Bank was awarded in the “Best Emerging Market Banks in CEE” contest organised by Global Finance, a prestigious international magazine, and announced the best bank in Poland. Moreover, BRE Bank was named the best bank in Poland by the prestigious Euromoney Magazine in the 2011 Euromoney Awards for Excellence contest.[/toggle]

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Partner Merytoryczny

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CMS Cameron McKenna is one of the largest and most experienced international law offices operating in Poland.

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The Warsaw office is divided into six departments: Energy Projects and Construction, Commercial and Regulatory, Banking and International Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate and Construction.

With nearly 140 qualified lawyers and an office structure organised into departments (gathering together lawyers specialised in a specific field) and sector groups (rendering services to clients operating in particular fields of the economy), we can provide comprehensive legal services tailored to clients’ specific needs.

The office has one of the largest Energy Projects and Construction teams in Poland. The team deals with regulatory and environmental issues, financing projects like the construction of roads or motorways, as well as trading in energy, M&A and public procurement. Our knowledge of law and business has regularly been praised in the independent international rankings published by the Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. [/toggle]

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Gold Partner

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Silver Partner

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Penta Investments is a Central European investment group, specializing in private equity and real estate. Established in 1994 as a local business, Penta has grown into an international company with 5 offices (Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Limassol and Amsterdam) and operating in more than 10 European countries.

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Being one of the major employers in the region, Penta provides more than 25,000 jobs in investee companies. Penta invests mostly in retail, healthcare, aerospace industry, mechanical engineering, utilities, entertainment and banking projects.

Operating in private equity, Penta manages an evergreen fund of its six partners, the company’s sole shareholders. Resultantly, the Group’s investments are financed by Penta’s owners only, without the necessity to collect funds from external investors. The fund’s shareholders are: Marek Dospiva, Jaroslav Haščák, Martin Kúšik, Jozef Oravkin, Iain Child and Eduard Maták.

Penta puts a strong emphasis on consistent widening the scale of its involvement within the Polish market. Currently, Penta is executing 6 projects in Poland including Fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie, Iglotex Group, Dr. Max, Alpha Medical Polska and AB Facility, which are the key investments in Poland. In 2011 Penta achieved two successful exits in Poland – Drumet and Żabka – one of the best projects in history of Penta.

Penta’s involvement in subsequent projects is subject to fulfilment of the investment criteria by the entities, remaining within the Groups business interest.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

  • Investments through an evergreen fund, controlled by Penta partners, sole shareholders
  • Focus on buy-outs of companies with growth potential
  • By involvement and sharing of our interests with the management, we are determined to co-create value in our investee companies


INVESTMENT CRITERIA

  • We prefer a majority control over the acquired companies
  • Average Enterprise Value of EUR 150 million
  • We have no limitations in exit timing, if the company has significant growth potential


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Bronze Partner

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ICENTIS Capital implements private equity projects in Poland and throughout the CEE region. We work individually and with premier institutional investors on searching, transacting and unlocking shareholder value in advantageous investment situations.

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In 2010, ICENTIS Capital worked with Eton Park, global, hedging fund formed in 2004 and currently managing approximately US $13 billion of equity capital, on the take-private and current restructuring of Ruch SA, the leading wholesaler and retailer of FMCG and press in Poland. At the moment, ICENTIS Capital is implementing rapid earnings performance improvement plan.

ICENTIS Capital offers more than merely financial capital and monetization opportunity. We believe in establishing true partnership relations with our co-shareholders and managers. As a result, we have a thorough, disciplined and methodical investment process. The integrity of each transaction and full understanding of business issues by all stakeholders is paramount for us. ICENTIS Capital only considers transactions, which include implementation of a concrete plan to rapidly expand in a methodical and disciplined manner, accompanied by a new capital structure that provides financial resources for capital investment, modernization and growth.

We have no industry preference, but our primary industry targets include: retail and wholesale, consumer packaged goods, logistics, business and consumer services, energy, infrastructure, media & telecom, petrochemicals, oil & gas companies. ICENTIS Capital has no restrictions of the value of the investments but we seek a minimum of € 10 million. It typically takes 3 to 7-year investment time horizon. [/toggle]

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Bronze Partner

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Merrill DataSite virtual data room (VDR) solutions optimise the due diligence process with highly efficient and secure methods for sharing business information between multiple parties.

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Accessed via the web, Merrill DataSite VDRs provide unlimited global access, real-time activity reports, comprehensive search functionality, a Q&A feature and superior project management, all of which reduces transaction time and expense.

Merrill DataSite’s multilingual support staff is available from anywhere in the world, 24/7, and can have your VDR up and running within 24 hours or less. We are also the first VDR provider to earn an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate of registration – the highest standard for information security. This is currently the world’s only VDR certified for operation in the United States, Europe and Asia.

As the market-leader for VDR solutions, Merrill DataSite has empowered over two million unique visitors to perform electronic due diligence on thousands of transactions totalling trillions of dollars. Merrill DataSite’s VDRs have become the essential tool in an efficient and legally defensible process for completing financial transactions.

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Dąbrowski Finance is a financial and investment advisory company. It provides financial services mainly in Poland and the CEE region, Germany and Scandinavia. DF has working relations with companies and financial institutions from Israel, USA, China, UK.

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WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr is an ever growing Polish law firm. In 2004 we employed 20 lawyers, nowadays we have upwards of 50 lawyers.

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In the meantime we have managed to build a strong presence on the market in the area of public procurement law, energy law, competition/antitrust law, insurance law, labour law, real estate law, IP/TMT, insolvency law and infrastructure law. WKB’s most important teams are: M&A/Corporate Team and Litigation/Arbitration Team. We have become the first choice of the biggest foreign law offices with no branch in Poland. The number of recommendations of our law office received from prestigious foreign rankings such as Chambers and The Legal 500 is growing year by year. While advising our Clients, we always remember that our main task is to solve business problems which require specialised legal knowledge. [/toggle]

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