Wolf Theiss

PRIVATE EQUITY & FUNDS

Together with widespread and increasing opportunities for investments in the CEE/SEE region, funds now also face a number of challenges such as an increased level of regulation and the constant pressure of investment performance. Our multijurisdictional private equity team, drawing on local and international experts in M&A, capital markets, finance, tax, antitrust, regulatory compliance, IP&IT and employment, provide you with a flexible, sector-focused and fully integrated range of legal services.

You benefit from our experience: Wolf Theiss private equity specialists have worked with many of the major private equity managers and investment funds across CEE/SEE and are deeply familiar with the private equity business model. Working under tight deadlines, we have the know-how at the ready to help you best facilitate a full range of transactions; from your venture capital investment to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

As recognized funds specialists, you profit from our timely, pragmatic and innovative advice throughout every stage of the investment cycle, from fund formation and initial fundraising, to day-to-day fund management and operation, through to successful exit.

Contact
Horst Ebhardt
Horst
Ebhardt
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5100
F. +43 1 51510 665100
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Nikolaus Paul
Nikolaus
Paul
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5430
F. +43 1 51510 665430
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Richard Clegg
Richard
Clegg
Partner
T. +359 2 8613701
F. +359 2 8620370
29 Atanas Dukov Street
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Areas of Specialisation


Funds Regulatory

Managing a fund? Our team can assist you with fund structuring, establishment and marketing, operational management, mergers of funds and fund management companies, filing and reporting requirements and the passporting of UCITS-compliant funds. A core focus of our team is also the AIFMD and its implementation in the EU Member States of our region. Learn more about our Capital Markets practice.


M&A

You can rely on our M&A specialists for all kinds of M&A advice. As part of our clients' deal teams we help to facilitate and negotiate transactions, and execute complex financings, strategic partnerships, leveraged buyouts, cross-border M&A, carve-out transactions, IPOs and  trade sale exits. Learn more about our Corporate, Commercial & M&A practice.


Portfolio Management

If you plan to invest in a regulated industry sector, you can rely on our regulatory lawyers for support. We can guide you through investments in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, TMT and life sciences. You also benefit from our wide experience in advising clients in underperforming and distressed situations, including complex litigation cases.


Fund Lending

Need advice regarding lending activities? Our finance specialists regularly advise funds in connection with their lending activities from acquisition financing and recapitalizations to working capital financing, mezzanine financing and bridge loans across the CEE/SEE region. Learn more about our Banking & Finance practice.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Lifebrain

Vienna, 15 May 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised the shareholders of lifebrain AG (“lifebrain”), a leading Italian laboratory diagnostics services...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Warsaw Conference Discusses Management Liability in M&A Transactions

Warsaw, 28.03.2018 – Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Advises Revetas Capital Fund II And Cerberus Capital Management On Acquisition Of Bucharest Hotel Portfolio

Bucharest, 15 January 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised Revetas Capital Fund II and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. on their...

Newssquare  VC FUNDS HELP BOOST CEE INNOVATION

Warsaw, 20 October 2017 – Venture capital funds have been playing an increasing role in the development of the innovation ecosystem in Central and...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES KOHLBERG & COMPANY IN PURCHASE OF WINTER SPORT DIVISION OF US COMPANY NEWELL BRANDS

Vienna, 4 August 2017 – The private equity investors Kohlberg & Company L.L.C. have relied on the expertise of Wolf Theiss in their purchase of the...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY AACHENER GRUNDVERMÖGEN WITH LIMITED LIABILITY

Vienna, 26 April 2017 – The experts at Wolf Theiss have advised Aachener Grundvermögen in their first real estate investment in Austria. The German...

Newssquare  M&A SPOTLIGHT: CEE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR FY 2016

Vienna/London, 16 February 2017 – 98 percent of dealmakers say they are more likely to invest in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE)...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY TRICENTIS ON USD 165 MILLION TRANSACTION WITH PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR INSIGHT VENTURE PARTNERS

Vienna, 30 January 2017 – Tricentis, a company specialising in automated software testing solutions, has gained a new financial investor in Insight...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advised Amundi on the acquisition of Pioneer Investments

Vienna, 16 December 2016 - Amundi has acquired Pioneer Investments from Unicredit for an all-cash consideration of EUR 3.545 bn. Wolf Theiss advised...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises on acquisition of Scitec Nutrition

Budapest, 30 August 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Ascendis Health, a South African publicly listed health and care brands company, in their...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in acquisition of company shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH

Wolf Theiss has advised the investors Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in their purchase of a 49% stake in shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH.

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS HAS ADVISED ROCKAWAY CAPITAL SE ON THE ACQUISITION OF INVIA FROM MCI.TECH VENTURES

Prague, 24 March 2016 - Wolf Theiss has represented and advised Rockaway Capital SE on its acquisition of the Czech Republic-based online travel...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY ADVISED THE FOUNDERS OF FADATA AD ON THE SALE OF MAJORITY STAKE TO RIVERSIDE AND CHARLES TAYLOR

Vienna, 12 January 2016 – Wolf Theiss successfully advised the entrepreneurs and founders of the Bulgarian company Fadata AD on the sale of a majority...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  Proposed Screening of Foreign Direct Investments to Hungary

The new Hungarian Government has submitted its draft act setting out the rules to enable screening of foreign acquisitions of certain Hungarian...

Newssquare  Criminal Liability Of Companies Under Romanian Legislation

1. General Criminal Liability Of The Companies Under Romanian Legislation

 

General Conditions of Criminal Liability of Companies

All legal persons...

Newssquare  The Impact of the New Tax Evasion Regulations on Escrow Agreements

To counteract tax evasion, Polish authorities have recently introduced legislation (the Act) and digital systems allowing tax authorities to analyze...

Newssquare  Romanian Law Implementing The GDPR Has Been Submitted To The Senate

On March 14, 2018 the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on the protection of individual rights with regard to the...

Newssquare  Trading Bitcoins Subject To Taxation In Poland

On 6 March 2018, the Administrative Supreme Court (NSA) issued the first ruling concerning taxation of income made from trading bitcoins by...

Newssquare  Bulgaria Joins The EU 'AMLD IV Implementation' Club

Yesterday, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the Anti-Money Laundering Act (in Bulgarian: Закон за мерките срещу изпирането на пари). The Act...

Newssquare  Polish Employee Capital Plans

On February 8th, 2018, the Polish Ministry of Finance released the long-awaited first draft of the bill on employee capital plans (Ustawa o...

Newssquare  The New Law on Ukrainian Limited Liability Companies is adopted

On 6 February 2018 the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a long-awaited Law "On Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies" No. 4666...

Newssquare  Only Few Days Left to Register your UBO in Slovenia: Are You Exempted or Not?

The application for registrations of beneficial owners is now operational. Deadline to register beneficial owners is 19 January 2018.

Newssquare  Legal Provisions Regarding the Acquisition of Farmland in Certain Countries in CEE

The large-scale acquisition of farmland in CEE countries has been a highly debated topic for some time. This is mainly due to the relatively low price...

Newssquare  ESMA - ADVISES ON EXTENSION OF FUNDS PASSPORT

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has published its second set of advice (the “Advice”) on the possible extension of the...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare  M&A SPOTLIGHT: CEE / WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare  INSIDE CORPORATE - Corporate Monitor FY 2015

Together with Mergermarket, we have analysed the main drivers and challenges for corporate transactions in 2016 and beyond in each of the countries...

Newssquare  Implementation of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”) in selected CEE/SEE countries

Implementation of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”) in selected CEE/SEE countries. AUSTRIA - BULGARIA -...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor FY 2014

INSIDE CORPORATE is a study of M&A activity - alongside macroeconomic and legal developments - in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CEE and...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY/2 2013

We are delighted to announce that the second edition of the INSIDE CORPORATE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR report was published on February 6, 2014...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY 1 / 2013

The Corporate Monitor will be released semi-annually and summarises key developments in “our” 13 jurisdictions. In cooperation with CEEMEA, we shed...

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