Karel Petržela is a local partner in our EMEA M&A Private Equity practice. In his practice, he focuses mainly on transactions in regulated sectors and real estate
Over the last decade, Karel has advised leading global and international institutional investors and financial sponsors, as well as corporates and private equity clients on significant regional cross-border and domestic transactions. Regularly working across jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, Karel has taken part in a number of high-profile transactions and landmark deals including complex joint ventures, innovative structuring and cross-border M&A.
Karel Petržela also advises pharmaceutical companies on corporate law and regulatory matters, including product registration, clinical research, relations with healthcare professionals, advertising and data protection.
Prague, Czech Republic
CTP Group, continental Europe's largest owner, developer and manager of logistics and industrial real estate in terms of gross leasable area, on its initial public offering (IPO) and listing of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam – the largest real estate IPO in Europe since 2014.
CTP Group as issuer in connection with the establishment and subsequent update of its EUR 4 billion EMTN programme, as well as seven successful green bond issuances thereunder.
CTP Group on its acquisition of a Polish logistics project portfolio from 7R, a Polish developer specializing in innovative and environmentally friendly warehouses and production spaces.
Hines, a privately owned global real estate investment firm with a presence in 255 cities in 27 countries, on its inaugural transaction in the Czech Republic – the acquisition of Eastgate Park, a 39,000 sqm last-mile logistics facility situated in an established industrial zone in Štěrboholy, Prague.
Hines on the acquisition a portfolio of four logistics assets, spanning a total of 65,960 square metres, on behalf of its Hines European Core Fund (HECF), from CPI Property Group, a leading Czech investor and developer.
Crestyl, a Czech real estate developer, on the sale of OC Central Kladno, a shopping center near Prague, to Portiva Group, a Czech investment group.
HB Reavis, a real estate developer company active mainly in Slovakia, Poland, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany, in connection with their EUR 120 million disposal of Twin City Tower, a prime piece of mixed-use real estate in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Českomoravská Nemovitostní, a Czech real estate group focused on long-term investments in commercial real estate, on the acquisition of Zirkon, Apeiron (Ruby) and Corso Karlín, portfolio of three office buildings located in the prime location of Prague – Karlín, a transformed industrial neighbourhood and important business district of the Czech capital.
CTP Group on the EUR 450 million sale of a Czech logistics portfolio to Deka Immobilien. This represents one of the largest-ever real estate transactions in the Czech Republic.