Maciej Kożuchowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity | Energy, public procurement, infrastructure projects

Specializes in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, services for commercial companies (including negotiation of strategic contracts related to operations) and legal aspects of financing processes for entrepreneurs. Maciej has almost 20 years of experience in providing legal advice in M&A transactions, both on the seller's and buyer's sides, and on the side of both financial and strategic investors.

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BIO

Joined GESSEL as a trainee in December 2005. A member of the team continuously since March 2006, and a partner in GESSEL’s M&A practice since 2016.

Specializes in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, services for commercial companies (including negotiation of strategic contracts related to operations) and legal aspects of financing processes for entrepreneurs.

Much of his practice to date has been devoted to M&A transactions, both on the seller’s and buyer’s sides, and on the side of financial and strategic investors.

Works with private equity and venture capital funds in the formation and raising of funds, acquisitions and exit transactions. His experience also includes coordinating work on due diligence projects. Has participated in a number of transactions and restructuring processes carried out for financial and industry investors, as well as in a number of infrastructure projects, including those related to the energy sector.

Experience

Selected projects

  • MS Galleon AG’s (Michal Solowow’s group) investment in Rafako S.A.
  • Sale of LENTEX Wykładziny sp. z o.o. by LENTEX S.A. to Unilin B.V., a Belgian company belonging to the American Mohawk Group
  • Resource Partners fund’s investment in Buglo Play
  • Avallon‘s sale of a majority stake in EBS
  • Polish Bank of Stem Cells S.A.’s investment in the English company Smart Cells Holdings Limited
  • Investment of Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. in companies operating stem cell banks in the Czech Republic (Rodinná banka perinatálních a mesenchymálních buněk s.r.o.) and Slovakia (Rodinná banka perinatálnych a mezenchymálnych buniek s.r.o.)
  • Sale of 100% of shares in Edventure Research Lab sp. z o.o. to Betacom S.A.
  • Sale of shares in Małkowski Martech S.A. to ASSA ABLOY
  • Black Forest Fund’s investment in ExploRNA
  • Sale of majority stake in Akomex Group by Highlander Partners fund
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in Clovin S.A. by the Avallon fund
  • Investment in Corab by the Black Forest fund
  • Acquisition by Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. 70% of shares in Famicord – Acibadem
  • Conclusion by Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. of a preliminary agreement for the purchase of Sorgente shares
  • Conclusion by Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. of a preliminary agreement for the purchase of the German company eticur
  • Enterprise Investors fund’s sale of 100% of 3S S.A. shares to Play (value of the transaction: PLN 410 million)
  • Black Forest fund’s investment in Tikrow company
  • Acquisition of Bebecord by Stemlab, a subsidiary of Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A.
  • Polimex Mostostal’s acquisition of control over Energomontaż – Północ Belchatow
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in Golpasz S.A. by the Resource Partners fund
  • Sale of majority stake in Velvet Care sp. z o.o. by Avallon fund to Abris Capital Partners fund
  • Polish Bank of Stem Cells S.A.’s investment in Portuguese company Stemlab S.A., the largest stem cell bank on the Iberian Peninsula
  • Investment by FamiCord AG, a subsidiary of Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A., in Biocell Lugano S.A., a Swiss company
  • Bounty Brands’ investment in the company Bezgluten
  • Resource Partners fund’s sale of Melvit stake to Polfood Group
  • Polish Development Fund’s investment in H. Cegielski – Poznañ
  • Highlander Partners fund’s investment in Rotometal
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in EBS by the Avallon fund
  • Sale by the Highlander Partners fund of 100% of the shares of ProService Agent Transferowy sp. z o.o. to funds managed by Oaktree European Principal Group and Cornerstone Partners
  • Sale by the Highlander Partners fund of 100% of the shares in ZREW Transformatory S.A. to Rauscher & Stoecklin International Holding
  • Sale of majority stake in Fit Fabric gym chain to Fit Invest owned by Benefit Systems
  • Sale of 100% of shares in Casus Finanse S.A. to the Lindorff Group
  • Sale of 100% of OBRAM S.A. shares to TETRA PAK
  • Sale of Gemini Pharmacy Group shares to Warburg Pincus fund
  • Avallon fund’s investment in the company EMERSON Direct Communication
  • Investment of Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. in Diagnostyka Bank Komórek Macierzystych sp. z o.o.
  • Acquisition of a majority stake in SAT sp. z o.o. by the Avallon fund
  • Sale of shares in Velvet Care to Partners Group.
  • Sale of the MediSport Medical Centre to AFFIDEA

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19.02.2024

Chambers Global 2024

We are pleased to announce that our firm and individual experts have once again been recognised by the Chambers & Partners publishing house in this year's edition of...

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Chambers Global 2024

14.02.2024

We advised the partners and founders of PROFIT4YOU Group

We advised the partners and founders of PROFIT4YOU Group in the transaction to sell the company to the TEP Capital fund. On the part of GESSEL, the project was managed ...

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We advised the partners and founders of PROFIT4YOU Group

09.02.2024

We advised on the sale of the MediSport Medical Centre to AFFIDEA

We advised the majority shareholder of Centrum MediSport sp. z o.o. in Lublin - Mr Adam Lewczyk - in the transaction to sell this company to the AFFIDEA Group. MediSpor...

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We advised on the sale of the MediSport Medical Centre to AFFIDEA

13.12.2023

We advised on the sale of shares in Velvet Care to Partners Group

GESSEL advised the management team of Velvet Care in the transaction to secure a new investor for the company in the person of Partners Group, a global private equity fi...

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We advised on the sale of shares in Velvet Care to Partners Group
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Education and achievements

  • Legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (2006)
  • Graduated with honours from the Center for American Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (2005)
  • Mediation and Negotiation Course organized by the Center for American Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (2006)

 

Awards

Science publications