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Aequo Acts as a Counsel to EBRD in Connection with Ergopack Transaction

11/ 06/ 2018
  AEQUO has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the Ukrainian law matters associated with the transaction on the acquisition of its borrower – Ergopack LLC, one of the leading Ukrainian producers of cleaning and maintenance products – by Sarantis Group. Sarantis Group is a leading producer of branded cosmetics & personal care, household products and fragrances in 10 regional markets such as Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania etc. AEQUOs advisory role to EBRD included legal assistance in drafting and negotiating the transaction documents from the Ukrainian legal perspective, including the shares sale and purchase agreement in the acquisition target and the assignment agreement of the EBRD loan. AEQUOs lawyers assisted with the collection and control over fulfilment of conditions precedent to the acquisition, the release of respective security and the completion procedures. We are very honored to have assisted EBRD with this complex transaction spreading across multiple jurisdictions and involving considerable number of parties. We are also grateful to EBRD, our long-standing client, for the opportunity to participate in this landmark acquisition welcoming Sarantis Group into the Ukrainian FMCG market, comments Yulia Kyrpa. AEQUO project team included senior associate Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and associate Valeriy Savva, who worked under the supervision of Yulia Kyrpa, partner and head of Banking & Finance Practice of the firm. About the firm AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters. AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets. The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc. AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017. For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

AEQUO has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the Ukrainian law matters associated with the transaction on the acquisition of its borrower – Ergopack LLC, one of the leading Ukrainian producers of cleaning and maintenance products – by Sarantis Group. Sarantis Group is a leading producer of branded cosmetics & personal care, household products and fragrances in 10 regional markets such as Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania etc.

AEQUO’s advisory role to EBRD included legal assistance in drafting and negotiating the transaction documents from the Ukrainian legal perspective, including the shares sale and purchase agreement in the acquisition target and the assignment agreement of the EBRD loan. AEQUO’s lawyers assisted with the collection and control over fulfilment of conditions precedent to the acquisition, the release of respective security and the completion procedures.

“We are very honored to have assisted EBRD with this complex transaction spreading across multiple jurisdictions and involving considerable number of parties. We are also grateful to EBRD, our long-standing client, for the opportunity to participate in this landmark acquisition welcoming Sarantis Group into the Ukrainian FMCG market”, comments Yulia Kyrpa.

AEQUO project team included senior associate Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and associate Valeriy Savva, who worked under the supervision of Yulia Kyrpa, partner and head of Banking & Finance Practice of the firm.

About the firm

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017.

For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya

Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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