Jan Stejskal is a local partner of Prague office and a member of the M&A practice group focusing on private equity and private M&A.
Jan joined the Prague office of White & Case in 2011. After obtaining a degree in law and jurisprudence at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, he continued his legal studies by enrolling in a master’s program in U.S. law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and subsequently successfully passed the New York State Bar examination. Jan Stejskal is admitted as an English solicitor and qualified to practice law in the Czech Republic as a European Registered Lawyer.
Due to his international and English law expertise, he primarily specializes in cross-border transactions with Czech aspects. He regularly advises leading private equity funds, financial groups and international corporates covering a wide range of industry sectors, primarily in financial services, TMT, energy and real estate. In addition to transaction matters, he focuses on comparative work related to the application of foreign law in the Czech context (and vice versa), and coordinating cooperation with foreign legal advisors.
Trinity College, Cambridge, UK
PPF Group, one of the largest investment and finance groups in Central & Eastern Europe, in the closely-watched auction process for the €7 billion plus SABMiller’s Central & Eastern European brewing assets.
Owners of CGS Holding a.s., the Czech Republic-based rubber conglomerate with leading positions in agricultural and speciality tires as well as engineered polymer solutions, on its acquisition by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg. The total cash consideration amounted to approximately EUR 1.16 billion on a cash and debt free basis.
Prologis, the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, in the acquisition of industrial/warehouse portfolio in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, comprising Rudna Park near Prague, Senec Distribution Center near Bratislava and Zeran Park near Warsaw, from a global real estate investment management firm.
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 value of this acquisition makes it one of the largest single logistics transactions in Europe in the past ten years, and the largest ever deal of its type in the Czech Republic.
RWE AG, a leading European electricity and gas company, in the approximate EUR 1.6 billion sale of its 100% share in NET4GAS, s.r.o., the Czech gas transmission system operator.
PPF a.s., one of the largest investment and finance groups in Central and Eastern Europe, with respect to its EUR 2.5 billion sale of a 49% stake in Generali PPF Holding, one of the largest insurers in CEE and CIS, to Generali. The deal also involved the PPF Group acquiring Generali PPF Holding’s insurance operations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan for EUR 80 million.
Mid Europa Partners, on its acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Walmark, a.s. one of the largest suppliers of dietary supplements in the CEE region, giving Mid Europa Partners full ownership of the business.
AVAST Software, a leading global anti-virus software developer maker and distributor, in connection with the purchase of a 100% ownership interest in Inmite, a Czech start-up specializing in mobile applications software.
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. Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry.