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White & Case Advises Bank Consortium on Uniwheels IPO

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Dom Maklerski mBanku S.A. acting as the Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Offering Agent, mBank S.A. acting as the Underwriter and Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. acting as the Joint Bookrunner, Joint Offering Agent and Underwriter, on the US$140 million initial public offering and listing of shares of Uniwheels AG on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The IPO – the largest in Poland this year – consists of 2,400,000 newly issued company shares as well as 2,400,000 shares offered by the current sole shareholder Uniwheels Holding (Malta) Ltd. Uniwheels, a manufacturer of alloy wheels, is one of the largest wheel suppliers to the automotive industry in Europe.

The transaction was offered to retail and institutional investors in Poland and via private placement for institutional investors outside the United States (excluding Poland) in accordance with Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to partly finance the construction of a new production plant in Poland.

The White & Case transaction team consisted of lawyers from the Firm’s capital markets practice in Warsaw, Frankfurt and London, including Warsaw-based partner Marcin Studniarek, local partner Rafał Kamiński and associate Monika Dużyńska, Frankfurt-based partner Benedikt Gillessen and associate Katharina Thumeyer, and London-based partner Doron Loewinger.

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