Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions, private equity / venture capital
M&A has been one of the core areas of GESSEL’s practice ever since the firm’s inception in 1993; we are now recognized as one of the market leaders in this field. GESSEL offers a full range of legal services for M&A transactions, including:
- Formulation of the legal and tax structure
- Due diligence
- Drafting of the transaction documentation
Proceedings before the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection
Representation of clients before the relevant authorities for purposes of obtaining the requisite administrative decisions
GESSEL advises private equity and venture capital funds . Our clients include a considerable number of funds active in Poland, some of them operated by banks. We advise all the Polish funds established and managed by Enterprise Investors. GESSEL advises on all kinds of PE/VC transactions, including buyouts and expansion / growth capital transactions, concerning businesses at all stages of development – from seed capital and start-up deals to investments in large, established companies, also publicly listed ones (PIPE). We also advise on the structures and various legal aspects of leveraged buy-outs, whether financed by banks or via mezzanine deals. Finally, we advise on exits, be it by sale to a sectoral investor or bank investor or through an IPO.
GESSEL’s work in the area of M&A is pursued by a team of experienced lawyers led by Marcin Macieszczak, managing partner.
GESSEL is an associate member and legal advisor of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, which assembles PE/VC funds active in Poland.