Services | Mergers and acquisitions

Corporate and M&A/private equity is historically the key practice area of Laseta Partners. As a rule, M&A transactions substantially differ from each other, have unique features and require individual treatment as a condition for their successful performance. Our legal team is able to offer exclusive approach and special solutions for each deal with the due consideration of its size, budget, geography, participants (their consultants).

The M&A practice of Laseta Partners has been acknowledged and recognized not only by its long-standing clients, but also by such international rankings as the Mergers Market and the Best Lawyers.

Our recent experience in corporate and M&A/private equity includes:

-                     overall legal support and coverage of the acquisition by the pharmaceutical group “ROSTA” of pharmacy chains “Ladushka” (around 300 pharmacies) and “Pervaya Pomosh” (around 200 pharmacies);

-                     advising the sellers on the sale of the fashion jewelry and accessories outlets “Diva” to the Nexis group;

-                     advising the majority shareholders of “Traveler’s Coffee” coffee shops chain (more than 100 coffee-shops all over Russia) on  corporate restructuring of the group;

-                     representing a US-based venture fund (Domain Associates LLC) on the joint venture pharma project with Rusnano JSC;

-                     legal assistance to Yandex N.V. in connection with the sale to Sberbank Russia of a majority stake in Yandex.Money and further development of this electronic payments service;

-                     advising on the acquisition by an investment fund of the blocking stake in Bigraph Ltd. (owner of www.professionali.ru, a Russian analogue of www.linkedin.com);

-                     overall legal support with the establishment of a new holding structure of a Russian retail chain (over 100 shops) and further acquisition of the blocking stake by a strategic investor;

-                     legal assistance to the sellers in the sale to the strategic investor of the fuel infrastructure of one of the key Russian airports;

-                     advising Parex banka (Latvia) in connection with the sale of its leasing business in Russia;

-                     development and implementation of a new corporate governance structure in the pharma group “ROSTA”.