Horizon Capital and Datagroup’s Leveraged Acquisition Of Volia

CMS advised Horizon Capital and Datagroup, while Sayenko Kharenko advised Volia on the deal, while Kinstellar advised European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Horizon Capital and Datagroup, Ukraine’s leading fibre infrastructure and digital services provider, acquired the Volia group of companies, Ukraine’s leading cable and broadband service provider. The transaction was backed by Datagroup’s majority shareholder, a fund managed by Horizon Capital, one of the leading private equity firms in emerging Europe.

The CMS team was led by Graham Conlon (PIcture), supported by Louise Çakar on the corporate side, while counsel Kateryna Chechulina led on the acquisition financing side with support from Khrystyna Korpan. Other team members included Tetyana Dovgan, Olga Belyakova, Vitalii Mainarovych, Mariana Saienko, Ihor Pavliukov, Denys Hatseniuk, Iryna Kravchenko, Mykola Heletiy, David Cranfield and Nataliya Nakonechna.

The Sayenko Kharenko team included Partners Alina Plyushch and Vladimir Sayenko, Senior Associates Mykhailo Grynyshyn, Dmitriy Riabikin, Julia Kuyda, Mykhailo Grynyshyn, Oksana Daskaliuk, and Pavlo Kovalchuk, and Associates Yaroslava Chernyshchuk, Zarina Khalimon, Snizhanna Sheshliuk, Tetiana Dyvak, Daria Karlenko, Zarina Khalimon, Sviatoslav Kozak, Mykola Lykhoglyad, and Kostiantyn Zablotskyi.

The Kinstellar team included Partner Iryna Nikolayevska, Counsels Andriy Nikiforov and Oleg Matiusha, Senior Associates Anna Makedonska and Yulia Eismont, Associates Yulia Palaida, Diana Malysh, and Mariana Antonovych, and Junior Associate Olena Kandya.

Involved fees earner: Olga Belyakova – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Louise Cakar – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Kateryna Chechulina – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Graham Conlon – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; David Cranfield – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Tetyana Dovgan – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Denys Hatseniuk – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Mykola Heletiy – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Khrystyna Korpan – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Vitalii Mainarovych – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Nataliya Nakonechna – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Ihor Pavliukov – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Mariana Saienko – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Iryna Kravchenko – CMS Legal; Mariana Antonovych – Kinstellar; Yulia Eismont – Kinstellar; Olena Kandya – Kinstellar; Anna Makedonska – Kinstellar; Diana Malysh – Kinstellar; Oleg Matiusha – Kinstellar; Andriy Nikiforov – Kinstellar; Iryna Nikolayevska – Kinstellar; Yulia Palaida – Kinstellar; Yaroslava Chernyshchuk – Sayenko Kharenko; Oksana Daskaliuk – Sayenko Kharenko; Tetiana Dyvak – Sayenko Kharenko; Mykhailo Grynyshyn – Sayenko Kharenko; Daria Karlenko – Sayenko Kharenko; Zarina Khalimon – Sayenko Kharenko; Pavlo Kovalchuk – Sayenko Kharenko; Sviatoslav Kozak – Sayenko Kharenko; Julia Kuyda – Sayenko Kharenko; Mykola Lykhoglyad – Sayenko Kharenko; Alina Plyushch – Sayenko Kharenko; Dmitriy Riabikin – Sayenko Kharenko; Vladimir Sayenko – Sayenko Kharenko; Snizhanna Sheshliuk – Sayenko Kharenko; Kostiantyn Zablotskyi – Sayenko Kharenko;

Law Firms: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; CMS Legal; Kinstellar; Sayenko Kharenko;

Clients: Datagroup SE ; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Horizon Capital; Volia ;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler