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Aneta Hajska focuses on M&A, private equity and commercial law transactions. Aneta Hajska has gained extensive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, representing clients from the public and non-public sectors in their capacity of both sellers and acquirers in a number of transactions consisting in share or asset acquisitions (including privatization deals) in many sectors.
Aneta Hajska has also developed her private equity practice, advising several funds on venture capital/private equity transactions, which involved investing in shares in public and private deals, leveraged buyouts or joint venture transactions. As part of her private equity practice Aneta Hajska has developed optimal transaction structures, planned and carried out acquisitions, outsourcing transactions and exit strategies.
Aneta Hajska is also interested in 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 last several years, the prestigious ranking Chambers Europe has listed Aneta Hajska among the leading Polish lawyers in the Private Equity category.
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: advised Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) on the PLN 372 million sale of shares in Energy Company Jastrzębie S.A. to PGNiG Termika S.A.
Kompania Węglowa S.A.: advised Kompania Węglowa S.A. ("KW") in connection with KW's restructuring process and the establishment of Polska Grupa Górnicza Sp. z o.o. ("PGG") including, for example: (i) the sale of KW's enterprise to PGG, which included 11 mines and 4 plants, (ii) an investment agreement with investors where the investment level was over PLN 2.4 bln and (iii) a program agreement in connection with PGG's issue of bonds of PLN 1,148 bln addressed to KW's current bondholders. This was one of the biggest restructurings in Poland in many years.
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: advised Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) on the acquisition of an organized part of the enterprise of Kompania Węglowa S.A., including the Knurów-Szczygłowice coal mine, for PLN 1.49 billion. We provided comprehensive support for the acquisition, including advice on financing through private placements of secured bonds under the issue programme in two tranches of, respectively, PLN 700 million and US$163.76 million.
United Internet AG: advised the client and its subsidiary, 1&1 Internet SE, on the acquisition for around €150 million of home.pl S.A. (the market leader in the Polish webhosting market) from its current owners, led by private equity fund V4C Eastern Europe.
PGNiG S.A.: advised PGNiG S.A., a natural gas and crude oil prospecting and extracting company, in connection with the process of consolidation of its six subsidiaries engaged in gas pipeline network management and gas distribution. Transaction value (equivalent to the share capital of the acquiring company after the merger): PLN 10.5 billion.
British United Provident Association Limited: represented The British United Provident Association Limited (Bupa), the international healthcare group, in connection with an acquisition of LUX MED Group, the largest private healthcare provider in Poland, for €400 million. The transaction was the largest private equity transaction in Poland in 2012.
Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.: advised TP S.A. (the Polish largest telecom provider), on their €426 million sale of TP EmiTel, a subsidiary of the network operator, to Warsaw-based Kapiri Investments, which is owned by Montagu Private Equity.
PGNiG S.A.: advised PGNiG S.A. (the Polish gas company) in connection with the acquisition of Vattenfall Heat Poland S.A. (VHP), the leading heat and electricity generation company in Warsaw. The enterprise value agreed for VHP is PLN 3.7 billion (approximately €880 million).
Złomrex S.A.: advised Zlomrex S.A. (the largest steel manufacturer and distributor in Poland), in the sale of Cognor's (a listed Polish steel company and Złomrex majority-owned subsidiary) assets in Poland (steel distribution network) to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland, as well as in the sale of shares in Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH (Austrian subsidiary of Cognor S.A.) to Vienna-based funds. The value of the sale of Cognor's assets to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland was about €40 million (PLN 149 million), and the value of the sale of Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH was about €33 million (PLN 128 million).
DZ Bank Polska S.A.: 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 services to the most affluent clients (Private Banking). The transaction concerned the sale of assets and assumption of obligations by the purchaser, including deposits, current accounts and credits (excluding non-performing loans).
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.'"