WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of attorneys in the Warsaw office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig advised Energa S.A. on its initial public offering of shares and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The value of the IPO was PLN2.4 billion (USD780 million), making it the largest IPO in Central Europe in over two years.
Greenberg Traurig provided Energa S.A. with comprehensive legal advice with respect to Polish, English and American law in connection with the preparation and consummation of the IPO, including the overall structure of the IPO and all transaction documentation. The Polish State Treasury sold over 141.5 million shares at PLN17 each, in a public offering in Poland addressed to Polish individual and institutional investors, as well as certain foreign institutional investors, including qualified institutional buyers in the United States, in accordance to Rule 144A, and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.
The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Warsaw managing partner Jaroslaw Grzesiak and partner Rafal Sienski. They were supported by partner Federico Salinas, local partner Michal Biel, senior associate Mateusz Chmielewski and associate Mateusz Zalenski.
"We are proud to have worked with Energa in completing its successful IPO," said Grzesiak. "This transaction continues the firm's strong involvement in the most significant transactions that took place on the WSE this year, having recently advised Managers in Accelerated Book Building for Alior Bank's new shares, EBRD in connection with investment related to PKP Cargo IPO and Underwriters in the secondary offering of BZ WBK shares."
Energa makes most of its profit from a regulated power-distribution business, delivering electricity to 2.9 million homes and businesses. It is the third largest energy supplier in Poland, and a national leader in production of energy from renewable sources. Energa is also one of biggest employers in Poland.
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About Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.
Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2013 International Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Eastern Europe and beyond and is comprised of more than 60 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and TMT.
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