Jan Jakoubek, a local partner of White & Case Prague, is a member of the M&A Corporate Practice Group. He specializes mainly in mergers and acquisitions, commercial and media law and corporate finance.
Before joining White & Case in 2016, Jan worked for Kotrlík Bourgeault Andruško law firm in Prague, where he was involved in a number of projects, including complex mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, as well as corporate finance and securities transactions.
In his practice, Jan Jakoubek has advised a number of major international companies on commercial law matters. He also focuses on telecommunications, media, competition and corporate governance issues.
Prague, Czech Republic
Represented PPF Group, a global private equity investor, in the €2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor’s telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe (the largest M&A transaction in the CEE telecoms sector, and the largest loan syndication in the region, since 2011).
Represented PPF Group in the acquisition of Telenor Banka, a Serbian bank specializing in innovative online financial services.
Represented EPH, Czech energy group, in its sale of a 31% stake in EP Infrastructure, a company specialising in gas and power distribution, gas transmission and storage and heating infrastructure in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, to Macquarie.
Axel Johnson International
Represented Axel Johnson International in the acquisition of a majority stake in Arkov, one of the Czech Republic’s leading distributors of mechanical power transmission and hydraulics products.
Represented České Radiokomunikace, a leading operator of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting multiplexes in the Czech Republic, in the process of its transition from the DVB-T to DVB-T2 broadcasting standard and related release of the 700 MHz frequency band, including work on the drafting and preparation of related legislation in the Czech Republic.
ARX Equity Partners
Represented ARX Equity Partners, an established private equity firm that supports the growth of mid-sized companies in Central Europe, in the exit of its portfolio company KVK Group via a sale to Sika AG. The KVK Group operates six production sites in the Czech Republic – three for the manufacture of mortar products, two for bituminous membranes and one for expanded polystyrene insulation.
ARX Equity Partners
Represented ARX Equity Partners in the acquisition of the entire stake in Nutricia Deva, a producer of fruit desserts for babies and children, from Danone Group.
České dráhy (Czech Railways)
Represented České dráhy (Czech Railways), a Czech national rail carrier, in relation to the acquisition of 100% shareholding in CHAPS spol. s r.o., a developer of sales information systems and public transportation connections search engines, for CZK 400 million (approx. €15.6 million).
Represented Avast, the leading global cybersecurity provider, in relation to the group restructuring and day to day general corporate advice.
Represented CVC Capital, a leading global private equity firm, in relation to their acquisitions in the Czech Republic.