Mid Europa Completes Acquisition of Mlinar

July 03, 2019

Dechert LLP advised Mid Europa Partners in its announced completion of the acquisition of Mlinar d.d., from its founder, Mato Škojo, who will retain a minority stake in the business.

Mid Europa Partners is the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe with over €5.2 billion of funds raised and managed since its inception in 1999. Mlinar is the leading bakery retail and wholesale business in Croatia and operates the largest bakery retail network in Southeast Europe, serving food and beverage to more than 36 million customers per year through approximately 220 directly-owned stores in Croatia and Slovenia, and franchise stores across ten countries.

The Dechert team advising Mid Europa Partners included M&A partner Christopher Field and associates Ivo Čavrak and Anthony Frost; finance partner John Markland and associate Eve Wright; tax partner Daniel Hawthorne; national partner Carina Klaes-Staudt; and antitrust partner Clemens York and associate Dr. Laura Stammwitz.

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