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Karel Petržela is an associate in the Prague office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He primarily focuses on real estate transactions and financing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law, including corporate matters.
He also concentrates in regulatory aspects concerning the operation of major industrial, energy and pharmaceutical enterprises, as well as in labor law and white collar crime.
Representation of TPG Capital and Ivanhoe Cambridge portfolio company PointPark Properties (P3), owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, in the EUR 523 million purchase of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds advised by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. The acquisition is one of the largest single logistics transactions by value in Europe in the past ten years, and the largest ever in the Czech Republic.
Representation of NWR, a Central European hard coal producer, in its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring which involved a UK scheme of arrangement, as well as a rights issue and placing on the London, Warsaw and Prague Stock Exchanges. This deal won "2014 Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year" at M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards.
Representation of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA CIB) in a complex portfolio debt restructuring of three investment assets of Orco Property Group situated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Prologis, the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, in the acquisition of an industrial/ warehouse portfolio in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, from funds managed by a global real estate investment management firm.
Arx Equity Partners in the sale of the entire stake in LANEX a.s., a leading Central European producer of technical textile ropes and flexible packaging.