WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Poland

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Financial and corporate

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr is local firm active in M&A, banking, and project development, with experience in the power and infrastructure sectors.

During the research period in banking and finance the firm advised borrowers and lenders on municipal and mezzanine financing. It advised Siemens Finance on setting up a factoring business line. 

In project finance a highlight was advising lender Banco de Chile on the prolongation of a guarantee granted in connection to the Sierra Gorda Copper-Molybdenum open pit mine project. The firm also worked closely with client NewCold.

In capital markets work the firm advised issuers in a public offering of mortgage-covered bonds under a programme. It also advised on commodity derivatives as financial instruments under MiFiD 2, the assimilation of publicly traded mortgage covered bonds and updates to bond issue programmes.

In M&A the firm worked on acquisitions in the manufacturing, technology, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and real estate sectors for both the buyers and sellers. It also advised on mergers, including the merger of PKO TFI and Gamma TFI investment funds.  

In project development the firm has mainly been working for private companies and advised on advanced metering, rainwater retention and waste treatment infrastructure projects. It advised on multiple transport tenders and express roads projects too. 

Recent deal data highlights

•Avallon MBO Fund II / Genesis Private Equity Fund III €20 million acquisition of EQOS Energie Polska and EQOS Energie Česko

•Mbank and Mbank Hipoteczny Pl300 million covered bond issue 

•Ostrołęka 1000MW power plant

Client feedback

"Commitment, good advice in some areas and flexibility." – Banking

"Wide experience in the financial sector, client focus approach with deep engagement and understanding of client's business needs and excellent communication." – Banking