SSW advises on the sale of shares in Unitop group’s companies to the Coast2Coast PE Fund

SSW’s lawyers and tax advisors advised the client (a private entrepreneur) on the sale of 100% of the shares in ZPC Unitop Optima S.A. and Agros Trading Confectionary S.A. to the Coast2Coast PE Fund. Both companies will strengthen the Bounty Brands platform, which includes companies within the FMCG industry, belonging to Coast2Coast.

The transaction was closed on 31 January 2018. Unitop group is a Polish manufacturer of sesame products and other confectionery. Coast2Coast’s acquisition of Unitop represents the next step which contributes to the presence of Bounty Brands on the Central and Eastern European market.

In addition to SSW, Holon Consultants (the Seller’s financial adviser), Deloitte (advising Coast2Coast on tax and finance issues), White & Case (advising mBank on granting acquisition financing for the Unitop group) and Dentons (Coast2Coast’s legal advisor) were involved in the transaction.

A large team from SSW, led by dr Paweł Chyb (Partner in SSW's M&A Practice) and Katarzyna Solarz (Senior Associate in SSW’s M&A Practice), participated in the transaction. Other members of SSW’s M&A, tax and real estate departments were also involved, including: Patrycja Goździowska (Partner and Head of Tax team), Maciej Duch (Partner, Head of Real Estate team), Jacek Klimczak (Of Counsel), Paweł Czyżewski (Associate), Róża Warszawik (Associate), Przemysław Szabat (Associate) and Małgorzata Deruś (Junior Associate).

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