M&A

Acquisition of majority stake in LASS by KNAPP AG

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised the KNAPP Group, a worldwide leader in providing intelligent automation solutions for production and distribution from a single source, in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Greek company LASS, headquartered in Athens, which is a business partner of KNAPP in Greece for many years. Besides its core competencies in logistics consulting and in technical system optimization, LASS is also an expert regarding airport logistics.

Orkla acquires majority in Greek listed F&B market leader “KANAKIS”

Zepos & Yannopoulos acted for Norwegian ORKLA SA in the purchase of 65% of S.KANAKIS SA from the controlling family advising on the structure of the transaction, the share purchase and the shareholders’ agreement. KANAKIS is listed on the Athens Exchange and is a market leader in the sale and distribution of confectionery, bakery and ice cream ingredients in Greece. 

Zepos & Yannopoulos acts as legal advisor to ORKLA SA in the voluntary tender offer for the total of shares in KANAKIS.

VF Group spins off jeanswear business to Kontoor Brands

Zepos & Yannopoulos acted as Greek legal counsel for the spin off of the group’s jeanswear business, including the key brands Lee and Wrangler, to a newly established group company, Kontoor Brands. The transaction is part of the global restructuring of the VF Group into Kontoor Brands. The project took place concurrently in more than 20 jurisdictions around the world.

Italian Cerved acquires Eurobank Property Services and enters the Greek real estate services market

Zepos & Yannopoulos acted for Cerved Group SpA, the leading Italian player in credit risk analysis and credit management, to establish a long term relationship with Eurobank in the real estate services. Athina supported Cerved with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of the acquisition of Eurobank Property Services in Greece as well as its subsidiaries in Romania and Serbia.

New law on corporate transformations_Client seminar

Zepos & Yannopoulos in cooperation with ACC organized a client seminar to present the new law on corporate transformations, on 6 March 2019. Our partner Manos Mastromanolis, who sat on the legislative committee of the new law, assisted by our associates Giorgos Vavatsioulas and Adam Iliou, guided us through the revised framework, while providing hindsight on the goals that it is set to achieve.

Acquisition of Norsafe by Viking Life-Saving Equipment

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised the maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S on the acquisition of Norsafe, a well known Norwegian boatbuilder. Established in 1903, Norsafe produces a full range of free-fall lifeboats and fast rescue boats. The synergies behind Norsafe’s entry into the VIKING group is that the entities share identical missions, both focusing on people's safety and leading their respective markets through constant innovation.

Theramex Acquisition of Specifar Women’s Health Products

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Theramex HQ UK Limited on the acquisition of assets transferred from Specifar SA to Theramex Greece, as part of a global multimillion assets purchase transaction, pursuant to which Theramex group acquired TEVA Women’s Health business. 

Zepos & Yannopoulos comprehensively advised Theramex on all corporate, regulatory, commercial, labor and tax issues pertinent to the implementation of the local transaction, including the review and consummation of all related commercial and regulatory agreements. 

Acquisition of Stella Polaris Creta SA by TUI AG

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Tui AG on the acquisition of the shares of the company Stella Polaris Creta AE from the listed company Karatzis AE. The multi-million Euro deal involved the acquisition of the shares of Stella Polaris Creta AE, owner of real estate in Ierapetra, Crete, where a new Robinson Club will be constructed by the Tui Group.  Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Tui on all corporate, real estate, planning and tax issues relating to the transaction.

Acquisition of Taxibeat by mytaxi

Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Daimler AG on the acquisition of Taxibeat -the Greek market leader in app-based taxi booking- by the subsidiary of Daimler AG namely Intelligent Apps GmbH – provider of the well-known e-hailing app mytaxi.Taxibeat was founded in 2011 and offers its services in the Greek and Peruvian markets. Said acquisition will help mytaxi, which is active in a total of ten countries and has more than 100,000 registered drivers, to expand its position as the leading European provider of app-based taxi booking. 

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