Muşat & Asociaţii is the leading firm in Romania in the field of mergers and acquisitions, both in terms of volume and in terms of value of the transactions concluded during January-July 2012. According to the latest preliminary report released by DealWatch, a company specialized in the mergers and acquisitions market survey, Muşat & Asociaţii ranks first in both league tables, having successfully concluded 5 transactions, in total amount of Euro 68.14 million.
“Muşat & Asociaţii’s mergers and acquisitions team is one of the most active and representative teams on the market, whose results led to the firm recently being awarded <> by International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2012. We have been and continue to be involved in complex transactions, developed both at national and multijurisdictional level, materialized, due to our lawyers’ great efforts, knowledge and expertise, in successful negotiations for our clients. The results are so much more valuable in the current political and economic context”, stated Mona Muşat, Managing Partner Muşat & Asociaţii.
During the first seven months of the year, Muşat & Asociaţii has counseled OPSPI in the secondary public offer for the sale of 15% of Transelectrica, successfully completed at the end of March, and assisted NOKIA in the sale of the production factory to De’Longhi. Also, Muşat & Asociaţii team provided legal assistance to an important German investor – Thomas Manns – in acquiring Astra Vagoane, Meva and Romvag (deemed as the most complex acquisition in 2012), and counseled the investment fund HKD
Global Industry Ventures Limited in the takeover of the meat processing company Integra SRL. Additionally, the cross-border transaction by which Eldorado Gold Corporation took over the activities that European Goldfields Limited had been developing in our country in the field of gold deposit exploitation was concluded with the assistance of Muşat & Asociaţii.
Another handled major project which required complex legal assistance of lawyers specialized in several areas of practice was the bid amounting to EUR 200,000,000 submitted by Oz Minerals Limited, a top mining company in Australia specializing in copper extraction, for the acquisition of Cuprumin S.A., the company holding the mining rights over the largest copper deposit in Romania, representing approximately 60% of the national reserves.
Muşat & Asociaţii is currently involved in the privatization processes of the chemical producer Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea and the National Rail Freight Company – CFR Marfă, but also in the majority of the large projects developed on the capital market, such as the secondary sale of 15% of Transgaz shares, the launch of the initial public offering for the sale of 20% of Tarom, but also in the development of the primary public offering for the sale of 10% of the share capital of Hidroelectrica.
Muşat & Asociaţii’s expertise in mergers and acquisitions spanning over 20 years is constantly acknowledged by the renowned international guides – Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer?, IFLR 1000 and Chambers & Partners, which recommend the firm and its lawyers as leaders in this field.