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CMS advises OASIS on expanding into the CEE region

28 October 2019

The CMS has advised OASIS Group, one of the largest Records and Information Management providers in Europe, owned by Montagu Private Equity fund, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Archidoc S.A. ArchiDoc was acquired from OEX S.A., a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed company. The initial value of the transaction has been estimated at PLN 65 million. 

With the acquisition of ArchiDoc, the second largest provider of Records and Information Management services in Poland, OASIS Group has achieved its strategic objective to expand into central Europe. The first transaction in the CEE region marks the 46th acquisition for the OASIS Group to date. OASIS, headquartered in Dublin, provides services to over 8,000 clients throughout several industries, including the financial, legal, healthcare, government and educational sectors. 

The scope of CMS work for the PE fund’s portfolio company included comprehensive transactional, tax, IP, and data protection advice, combined with assistance with regard to UK, labour, and competition law.

The CMS team was led from Warsaw by Błażej Zagórski (partner), supported by Joanna Białoskórska (associate), Katarzyna Grodziewicz (senior associate), Rafał Burda (associate), as well as Mateusz Mazur, Natalia Szurnicka, and Patrycja Maliszewska, lawyers from the CMS transactional team. 

The tax advice was provided by Piotr Nowicki (senior associate) and Rafał Dostatni (associate) from the Warsaw CMS tax team. Support with regard to employment law was provided by Tomasz Sancewicz (counsel) and Aleksandra Nowakowska (lawyer), while Izabela Kultys (associate) and Jagoda Guzik (senior associate), from the CMS real estate team, assisted on the real estate matters. 

The team working on the transaction also included Maciej Olejnik (senior associate), Damian Karwala (senior associate), Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak (associate), and Anna Szczygieł (lawyer), who supported the transactional team with IP and data protection expertise. As regards competition law, the team was assisted by Magdalena Wyszyńska and Krzysztof Sikora, associates from the CMS competition practice. On UK law aspects OASIS Group and Montagu were advised by a London team led by Peter Lewis (partner), and including Jamie Burgess (senior associate), as well as Alasdair Goodison and Anna Spichenko (associates).