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Aneta's practice focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") and commercial law transactions.
She has a significant track record advising on M&A, and has particularly extensive knowledge of share or asset acquisitions, including privatization deals. Clients to have benefited from her insight and experience in this area include public- and non-public-sector organisations from a range of industries, as both sellers and acquirers.
Aneta is also a valued resource for funds seeking to execute venture capital and private equity transactions, often investments in shares in public and private deals, leveraged buyouts or joint venture transactions. She has developed a number of innovative optimal transaction structures in this area, and regularly helps clients to plan and successfully execute acquisitions, outsourcing transactions and exit strategies.
In addition, Aneta's practice covers complex intellectual and industrial property issues. Her experience in this area includes the preparation of computer systems acquisition, issues related to computer software development, service and support, and the drafting of license agreements.
For the past several years, Chambers Europe has listed Aneta as one of the leading private equity lawyers in Poland. She has also been recommended by respected legal directories IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 EMEA in the Corporate/M&A category.
Aneta advised Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) on its acquisition of an organized part of the enterprise of Kompania Węglowa S.A., including the Knurów-Szczygłowice coal mine, for PLN 1.49 billion. JSW is the largest producer of high-quality type 35 (hard) cooking coal, and a significant coke producer in the European Union. Aneta and a team of the Firm's lawyers provided comprehensive support for the acquisition, including advice on financing through private placements of secured bonds under an issue programme in two tranches of, respectively, PLN 700 million and US $163.76 million.
Aneta worked as part of an international team of lawyers from five of the Firm's offices, which advised international healthcare group Bupa on the €400 million (£325.5 million) acquisition of LUXMED Group, the largest healthcare provider in Poland. This was the largest private equity transaction in Poland in 2012.
Aneta advised PGNiG S.A., a natural gas and crude oil prospecting and extracting company, in connection with the consolidation of six subsidiaries engaged in gas pipeline network management and gas distribution. The value of this transaction (equivalent to the share capital of the acquiring company after the merger) was PLN 10.5 billion.
Aneta advised TP S.A., Poland's largest telecom provider, on the €426 million sale of its subsidiary TP EmiTel, to Warsaw-based Kapiri Investments, which is owned by Montagu Private Equity.
Aneta advised PGNiG S.A., the Polish gas company, on its acquisition of Vattenfall Heat Poland S.A. (VHP), the leading heat and electricity generation company in Warsaw. The enterprise value agreed for VHP was PLN 3.7 billion (approximately €880 million).
Aneta advised Zlomrex S.A., the largest steel manufacturer and distributor in Poland, on the sale of the Polish assets of Cognor, a listed Polish steel company and Złomrex majority-owned subsidiary, which consisted of a steel distribution network, to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland. She also represented Zlomrex in the sale of shares in Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH, the Austrian subsidiary of Cognor S.A., to Vienna-based funds. The value of the sale of Cognor's assets to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland was approximately €40 million (PLN 149 million), and the value of the sale of Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH was approximately €33 million (PLN 128 million).
Aneta advised DZ Bank Polska S.A. in connection with the sale of an organized part of the banking enterprise of DZ Bank Polska S.A, which specializes in the provision of private banking services to affluent individual clients. The transaction concerned the sale of assets and the purchaser's assumption of obligations, including deposits, current accounts and credits, but excluding non-performing loans.
Aneta represented the client, a multinational advertising and public relations company, in connection with the acquisition of Interactive Solutions, a leading digital agency in Poland.
Aneta represented the client, a leading pan-European medical service provider, in the acquisition of a 100% stake in NU-MEDIC Pracownie Diagnostyczne Sp. z o.o., a company operating seven diagnostic centers in northern Poland, as well as in the acquisition of a diagnostic center from NU-Med Grupa S.A.
Aneta advised the client in connection with its acquisition of Gamrat S.A., a Jaslo-based plastic producer, from the Polish State Treasury.
Aneta represented EQT V, a leading private equity fund, on the acquisition of HTL-Strefa S.A., a Polish-listed company, the world's leading manufacturer of safety and personal lancets for capillary blood sampling. Aneta and her team's work on this matter included handling negotiations, a due diligence review, the preparation of legal documentation, the financing, and representation of the client in the public tender. This was the largest P2P deal executed by a PE fund in the history of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with a value of PLN 860 million.
Private Equity - Poland
"Aneta Maria Hajska is a well-known name in the private equity sphere. Clients praise her 'pragmatic, commercial and pro-business approach.'"