PSA International, Polish Development Fund and IFM Global Infrastructure’ Acquisition Of DCT Gda?sk Shares From MIRA


Clifford Chance advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on the sale of shares in DCT Gda?sk S.A. to PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) managed by IFM Investors.

The Australian investor, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, through its fund, Global Infrastructure Fund II, since 2005 has held almost 64% of shares in DCT Gdansk S.A., a company managing the Deepwater Container Terminal in the seaport in Gdansk.

DCT Gdansk is one of the largest infrastructure investments in Poland, the largest and fastest-growing Polish container terminal and the only deep-water terminal in the Baltic Sea region at which ships from the Far East call directly. The DCT Terminal in the Port in Gdansk, which is located at the heart of the Baltic Sea, is the easternmost terminal within the range of Gdansk – Le Havre ports. DCT was the first terminal at which ships from Asia heading to the Baltic Sea called, and currently is the destination of the largest vessels in the world departing from China, Korea and other Asian countries. The Terminal handles Polish import, export, transit and maritime transit. In 2014, DCT Gdansk was awarded the European Ports Deal of the Year by IJ Global.

The head of the transaction process was Wojciech Polz (Picture). Other members of the transaction team included Mateusz Stepien, senior associate, Nick Fletcher, of counsel, head of the English Law practice, Jaroslaw Gajda, senior associate, Joanna Pominkiewicz, associate, and Aleksandra Wlaszczuk, associate, from the Corporate Department at Clifford Chance Warsaw. The transaction team was supported by Dr Piotr Bogdanowicz, counsel, expert on European Law, Lukasz Maminski, senior associate, specializing in competition law, Adelina Prokop, senior associate, responsible for regulatory issues, and Piotr Weclawowicz, associate, who was responsible for the financial aspects of the transaction.

Involved fees earner: Piotr Bogdanowicz – Clifford Chance; Nick Fletcher – Clifford Chance; Jaros?aw Gajda – Clifford Chance; ?ukasz Mami?ski – Clifford Chance; Wojciech Polz – Clifford Chance; Joanna Pominkiewicz – Clifford Chance; Adelina Prokop – Clifford Chance; Mateusz Stepien – Clifford Chance; Piotr W?c?awowicz – Clifford Chance; Aleksandra W?aszczuk – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets ;

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