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CMS tops M&A Legal Advisor league tables in Central Eastern Europe


CMS has topped all of the major M&A Legal Advisor league tables1 in Central and Eastern Europe, advising on more transactions in the region than any other law firm in 2015.

“As the region is becoming more fragmented, our ability to advise across jurisdictions and follow clients to other markets in CEE is increasingly important” - said Helen Rodwell, CMS CEE Corporate Partner based in Prague.

In 2015 CMS advised on four of the top private equity deals in the region. This included the sale of PKP Energetyka to CVC Capital Partners, valued at approx. EUR 477m, Advent International’s EUR 315m sale of PPF, the sale of KAI Group and Value4Capital’s sale of home.pl. CMS has also advised Clarion Capital Partners, a New York based middle market private equity firm, on its acquisition of a majority interest in the Moravia IT global localisation and translation business.

“With our deep understanding of CEE markets, and with 17 offices in the region and 60 globally, we have become the preferred M&A adviser to leading corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions operating in the region” says - Radivoje Petrikic, CMS CEE Corporate Partner.

CMS also topped the M&A Advisor league tables by deal count across Europe, Germany, France and the UK (up to $500mln), key markets for foreign investment in CEE2.


1 By deal count in Mergermarket, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and EMIS

2 In the Bloomberg M&A Global Rankings 2015