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 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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Ellex Valiunas advised global payments technology company Visa on the acquisition of Earthport Payment Services in Lithuania
05-04-2019
 
Ellex Valiunas advised the global payment cards giant Visa indirectly acquiring 100 % of shares of UAB Earthport Payment Services, a payment institution licensed in Lithuania. Having assessed the provided documents and other information, the Bank of Lithuania did not oppose to the acquisition.

Visa is a global leader in the payment card sector, and Visa Inc. is a listed company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. 

The sole shareholder of UAB Earthport Payment Services is Earthport PLC, a United Kingdom based payment institution. The company was recognized as one of the Fintech Power 50 companies in October, 2018. Visa and Mastercard bidded for the acquisition of this company.

Ellex Valiunas team advised Visa on all acquisition of payment institution issues, prepared a notice of intention to acquire shares of payment institution and represented the company in the Bank of Lithuania. The team was led by Partner Ieva Dosinaitė, other lawyers involved: Senior Associate Povilas Junevičius and Associate Domantas Gudonis.
 
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Ellex Valiunas advised UAB Modus grupė on the sale of BMW distribution business in Lithuania
04-12-2018
 
The 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.