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Private Equity

Ukraine

The significant level of capital committed to the private equity sector, coupled with the availability of debt, has had a significant effect on pricing levels and competition for assets. Your priority is to have a cohesive strategy in place to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. CMS boasts an integrated international group of private equity lawyers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) able to provide a comprehensive offering to private equity funds. They assist clients through all stages of a fund’s life – from fund formation and administration to actual investments, portfolio monitoring, and exits.

Having advised on the first ever leveraged buyouts in CEE region, our private equity team has been a market leader for many years, advising on some of the largest acquisitions and exits in the region.  Private equity funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner.  Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry in CEE and around the world. You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts. With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

Understanding the industries in which our clients transact is crucial when it comes to providing effective commercial and legal advice. We are organised along industry sector lines, and our CEE private equity team has particularly strong experience in consumer products, lifesciences, infrastructure, financial institutions and services, energy and utilities, technology, media and communications and real estate transactions.  The strength and depth of our sector focus allows us to understand the specific issues and challenges for a transaction in any given sector and provide you with advice within that context so that we can pinpoint the real commercial risks you are facing.

We have the market-leading International Private Equity Practice in Ukraine. We are the only law firm with an international private equity team staffed locally by English- and Austrian-qualified lawyers dedicated to private equity and acquisition.

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01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
15/03/2021
Ukraine to in­tro­duce FDI screen­ing mech­an­ism in stra­tegic sec­tors
On 3 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Draft Law of Ukraine No. 5011 “On For­eign In­vest­ment in Leg­al En­tit­ies of Stra­tegic Im­port­ance for Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity of Ukraine” (the “Draft Law”) was re­gistered in the...
06/10/2020
Privat­isa­tion: Un­tapped In­vest­ment Op­por­tun­it­ies in Ukraine and CEE Ex­per­i­ence
The State Prop­erty Fund of Ukraine em­barked on an am­bi­tious plan to sell hun­dreds of prop­er­ties and com­pan­ies through­out Ukraine. The new team of the State Prop­erty Fund of Ukraine has com­pletely over­hauled...
01/07/2020
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
31/03/2020
Ukraine amends re­quire­ments for gen­er­al share­hold­er meet­ings and dis­clos­ures...
In re­sponse to es­cal­at­ing of the COV­ID-19 out­break, on 30 March 2020 the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law "On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts Aimed at En­sur­ing Ad­di­tion­al So­cial and Eco­nom­ic...
12/02/2020
CMS ad­vises EBRD on the ac­quis­i­tion of a stake in Uzbek­istan’s lead­ing...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the European Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment (EBRD) on the ac­quis­i­tion of a stake in Uzbek­istan’s lead­ing food re­tail­er Korzinka. As a res­ult of ERBD’s...
30/10/2018
CMS ad­vises on high-pro­file ac­quis­i­tion of a stake in Mol­dova’s largest...
CMS in Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has ad­vised the EBRD and private equity firms AB In­valda IN­VL and Ho­ri­zon Cap­it­al (the "con­sor­ti­um") on their ac­quis­i­tion of a 41.09% stake in B.C. Mol­dova Agroind­bank...
08/01/2018
CMS ad­vises on land­mark trans­ac­tion which brings P&O Mari­time to Ukraine...
CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has ad­vised SD Cap­it­al on the Eng­lish and Ukrain­i­an law as­pects of a joint ven­ture trans­ac­tion which brings P&O Mari­time (owned...
19/01/2016
Cent­ral and East­ern European M&A mar­kets di­ver­ging
CMS, in co-op­er­a­tion with EMIS, has pub­lished the fifth edi­tion of “Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/2016”. The re­port presents the M&A trends for 2016 and an ana­lys­is of M&A deals val­ued over US$...
19/01/2016
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
We are pleased to bring you Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/2016, pub­lished by CMS in co­oper­a­tion with EMIS.The fifth edi­tion of the re­port pulls to­geth­er a list of the biggest M&A trans­ac­tions in 15...
29/07/2014
In­ter­na­tion­al private equity
CMS Camer­on McK­enna has a long-stand­ing and close re­la­tion­ship with the private equity in­dustry across the globe. Our spe­cial­ists have built a strong repu­ta­tion in ad­vising private equity funds and man­age­ment...
02/06/2014
Dia­monds in the rough?
Gra­ham Con­lon, Co-head of In­ter­na­tion­al Private Equity in CMS dis­cusses the cur­rent Private Equity cli­mate in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe in lead­ing pub­lic­a­tion Private Equity In­ter­na­tion­al.