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


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

Žilvinas Zinkevičius


Head of the Corporate and M&A practice
+370 52681851
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Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Modus grupė on the sale of BMW distribution business in Lithuania
Law firm Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Modus grupė subsidiary UAB Inter Krasta on entering into shares sale and purchase agreement with Inchcape International Holdings Limited from Great Britain on the sale of 100% shares in UAB Krasta Auto, UAB Krasta Auto Kaunas and UAB Krasta Auto Klaipėda. Under this transaction UAB Inter Krasta will transfer its BMW automotive business in Lithuania.
The transaction will be completed after receipt of merger clearance.
Ellex Valiunas team was led by partner Paulius Gruodis and associate Mantas Juška, other lawyers involved: associate partner Dovilė Skestenienė, junior associate Arvydas Grušeckas and others.
Before entering into agreement on the sale of BMW distribution business, Ellex Valiunas team also assisted UAB Inter Krasta with carve-out and sale of Fiat-Chrysler distribution business to other subsidiary of UAB Inter Krasta. Fiat-Chrysler distribution business will not be sold to Inchcape International Holdings Limited.
We Represented the Shareholders of Baltic Retail Properties in the Sale of a 70 Percent Shareholding to the Fund CPA®:17
We represented the shareholders of Baltic Retail Properties, BRP (the President of Kesko Senukai Artūras Rakauskas, the founder of Senukai network Augustinas Rakauskas and the investment group Žabolis ir partneriai) in the sale of a 70 percent shareholding to the US company W. P. Carey’s managed fund CPA®:17 – Global and a 10 percent shareholding to Kesko. In the Baltic countries, BRP possesses 19 commercial and logistics buildings that are leased to Kesko-Senukai (leading DIY operator in the Baltics). Following this transaction, BRP shareholders hold 20 percent of BRP shares. This has been the largest real estate portfolio transaction in the Baltic region this year. Ellex Raidla team involved Senior Associate Alla Kuznetsova and Partner Martin Käerdi, In Latvia the client was advised by Senior Associate Māris Brizgo and in Lithuania - Associate Partner Indrė Jonaitytė-Gricė, Senior Associate Donata Montvydaitė, Partner Tomas Milašauskas, Senior Associate Rūta Besusparytė and Senior Associate Laurynas Narvydas.
We Advised an Asset Management Company United Partners in Preparation of a Bond Issue of EUR 4.7 Million
The bonds of UPP & CO KAUNO 53 OÜ admitted to trading on Nasdaq Baltic First North market June 12, 2017. The size of the bond issue is EUR 4.7 million. Ellex Raidla and Ellex Valiunas teams advised UPP & CO KAUNO 53 OÜ in connection with the preparation of the bond documentation.
UPP & CO Kauno 53 OÜ is a corporate body founded by United Partners Property – a company which manages United Partners’ real estate investments. The bonds providing funding for the acquisition of Rimi's central warehouse in Lithuania.
First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, known as the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). This means that, although First North does not have the legal status as a regulated market it operates in the Nordic and Baltic countries in parallel with regulated market. Nasdaq decided to go to First North in order to provide investors with an easy and transparent way to sell or buy the bonds if they want to.
Ellex Raidla team included Partner Raino Paron and Senior Associate Gerly Lõhmus and Ellex Valiunas team included Partner Joana Baublyte-Kulviete and Senior Associate Lina Radaviciene.