Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych’s Voluntary Share Exchange Agreement with Vita 34

Rymarz Zdort advised Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. on the deal, while Vita 34 was advised by DLA Piper. Taylor Wessing advised Hauck & Aufhäuser and mBank

Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych S.A. executed a voluntary public offering to exchange shares in PBKM for shares in Vita 34. The business combination of PBKM and Vita 34 will strengthen the position of both companies by way of the establishment of the leading pan-European family cord blood bank.

Vita 34 was founded in 1997 in Leipzig and is today one of the leading cell banks in Europe. 

The Rymarz Zdort team was led by partner Jacek Zawadzki (Picture), who was supported by associate Aleksander Jakubisiak. The transaction team also included managing partner Pawel Rymarz, partner Monika Kierepa, counsel Marek Kanczew, senior associate Michal Chyla and associate Malgorzata Derus.

The DLA Piper team was led by Frankfurt-based Partners Andreas Fuchsel and Roland Maass and Warsaw-based Counsel Wojciech Kalinowski.

The Taylor Wessing team from Germany included lead partners Dr. Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann (Partner) and Ulrich Reers (Partner) (both Frankfurt am Main), Dr. Sebastian Beyer (Salary Partner, Düsseldorf) (all Corporate / Capital Markets), Dr. Marcus Ha rtmann (Partner, IP), Rudi Hasenberg (Salary Partner, Tax) (both Frankfurt am Main), Dr. Wolfgang Rehmann (Of Counsel), Dr. Andrea Sautter (Salary Partner) (both Life Sciences, Munich); Associates: Tobias Kraut, Elena Quach, Brigitte Sommer (all Corporate / Capital Markets); Henrik Lerchl (IP), all Frankfurt am Main).

The Taylor Wessing from Poland included Andrzej Mikosz (Partner), Jakub Pitera (Partner), Patrycja Sojka (Associate), all Corporate / Capital Markets, all Warsaw.

Involved fees earner: Andreas Füchsel – DLA Piper; Wojciech Kalinowski – DLA Piper; Roland Maaß – DLA Piper; Michal Chyla – Rymarz Zdort; Ma?gorzata Derus – Rymarz Zdort; Aleksander Jakubisiak – Rymarz Zdort; Marek Kanczew – Rymarz Zdort; Monika Kierepa – Rymarz Zdort; Pawel Rymarz – Rymarz Zdort; Jacek Zawadzki – Rymarz Zdort; Sebastian Beyer – Taylor Wessing; Marcus Hartmann – Taylor Wessing; Rudi Hasenberg – Taylor Wessing; Tobias Kraut – Taylor Wessing; Henrik Lerchl – Taylor Wessing; Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann – Taylor Wessing; Andrzej Mikosz – Taylor Wessing; Jakub Pitera – Taylor Wessing; Elena Quach – Taylor Wessing; Ulrich Reers – Taylor Wessing; Wolfgang Rehmann – Taylor Wessing; Andrea Sautter – Taylor Wessing; Brigitte Sommer – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: DLA Piper; Rymarz Zdort; Taylor Wessing;

Clients: Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA; mBank S.A.; Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych; Vita 34 ;