Corporate / M&A

Our firm has wide expertise in all M&A transactions, especially those that are sophisticated in nature and present unusual circumstances.  Our experts have advised on major deals in the local market and globally, both as independent advisors and by working closely with the best law firms in Europe and beyond. We support our clients daily with corporate governance, compliance and liability advice, but it is at key moments when we are most heavily relied upon – business structuring and restructuring, strategic changes, new directions and crisis response. The solutions we offer reflect our extensive international experience and our deep-rooted local knowledge.
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Paulius Gruodis

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Head of the Corporate and M&A practice
+370 52681807
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Žilvinas Zinkevičius

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+370 52681851
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Ellex Valiunas advised private equity firm Halder on the acquisition of Drumag Fluidtechnik and EPH Elektronik
02-10-2019
 
The law firm Ellex Valiunas advised German private equity firm Halder on the acquisition of Drumag Fluidtechnik and EPH Elektronik – companies producing electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and other industrial systems. The companies operate in Germany, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Halder is a private equity firm established in Germany in 1991. During this time, it has provided over 40 small and medium-sized companies with equity capital. Halder supports its portfolio companies in international expansion, development of their strategies and business models. 

Drumag Fluidtechnik has over 100 years of experience in pneumatics, hydropneumatics, hydraulics and other application-specific systems in the areas of power, control and motion. 

EPH Elektronik specializes in power and control electronics in various designs including rotary drive units with motors and geared motors. 

Ellex Valiunas together with global law firm CSM advised Halder and performed the due diligence of EPH Elektronik, operating in Lithuania, advised on other transaction issues related to the Lithuanian jurisdiction. The project team was led by partner Paulius Gruodis, the team also included senior associate Mantas Juška and associate Arvydas Grušeckas.
 
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Ellex advises Veho on the acquisition of Silberauto
18-09-2019
 
Ellex advises Veho on its acquisition of Silberauto, an Estonian importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Estonia and Lithuania, from Mr Väino Kaldoja.
 
Veho, founded in 1939, is a leading Finnish car import and retail company with operations in Finland, Sweden and Baltics. Veho's operations comprise versatile transportation services and solutions from passenger cars to heavy-duty vehicles. In 2018, Veho's turnover was approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
 
Silberauto acts in the Estonian and Lithuanian market and, in addition to importing and retailing of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, its operations comprise import and retail of Mitsubishi, Maserati and Jeep vehicles. In 2018, Silberauto's turnover was approximately EUR 387 million and it had more than 500 employees.
 
Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
 
Veho was advised by Ellex Partner Paulius Gruodis, Senior Associate Mantas Juška and Associate Arvydas Grušeckas in Lithuania and Partner Risto Vahimets and Senior Associate Karl-Erich Trisberg in Estonia.
 
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Ellex advised UnifiedPost Group on the acquisition of Fitek Holding
05-04-2019
 
Benelux’s company UnifiedPost Group bought the Baltic-based Fitek Holding from the private equity fund BaltCap, creating one of the biggest FinTech companies in Europe.
 
UnifiedPost Group, headquartered in Belgium, is one of Europe's leading FinTech firms that helps businesses to digitize and optimize their financial value chain. They provide a complete technology portfolio for identity management, document processing, robotic accounting and apps with added value.
 
Fitek is the market leader in the financial automation process. The company operates in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 
Hans Leybaert, CEO of UnifiedPost Group: “Our ambition is to grow internationally and to further strengthen our position as a leading player in the FinTech landscape. With both companies coming together, we not only expand our European footprint, but are also getting extra people with solid knowledge of the sector onboard. The growth strategy of UnifiedPost Group is reconfirmed with this acquisition.”
 
UnifiedPost was advised by Partner Sven Papp, Counsel Jaanus Ikla and Senior Associate Gerda Liik in Estonia, Partner Zinta Jansons and Associate Partner Sarmis Spilbergs in Latvia, Partner Paulius Gruodis, Senior Associate Mantas Juška and Associate Arvydas Grušeckas in Lithuania.
 
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