Wood & Company’s €450 Million Acquisition of Majority Stake in AUPARK Bratislava

White & Case LLP advised Wood & Company on the deal. Taylor Wessing advised Tatra Asset Management.

Wood & Company, a.s., the leading investment bank focused on European Emerging markets, executed its acquisition in a joint-venture with Tatra Asset Management, správ. spol., a. s. of a majority stake in AUPARK a.s. from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a leading global developer and operator of premium retail assets.

The €450 million deal, which is the largest ever real estate acquisition in the Slovak market to date, is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and it is expected to close during the first half of 2021. AUPARK a.s. owns the premium Aupark Bratislava shopping centre, a well-known retail destination in Bratislava.

The White & Case team that advised on the transaction included partner Juraj Fuska (Picture) and partner of-counsel Marek Staron (both Bratislava), partners Jan Linda and Ivo Janda (both Prague), local partners Vladimír Ivanco and Michal Pališin (both Bratislava), counsel Ján Parík (Prague) and associates Barbora Malík, Lukáš Královic, Alex Medek, Dávid Stanek, Martin Melicher (all Bratislava), Radek Kraus and Anna Starkova (both Prague).

Juraj Frindrich, Partner at Taylor Wessing Slovakia led the team composed of Radovan Pala, Silvia Hlavacková and Dominika Gricová.

Involved fees earner: Juraj Frindrich – Taylor Wessing; Dominika Gri?ová – Taylor Wessing; Silvia Hlavackova – Taylor Wessing; Radovan Pala – Taylor Wessing; Juraj Fuska – White & Case; Vladimir Ivanco – White & Case; Ivo Janda – White & Case; Lukas Kralovic – White & Case; Radek Kraus – White & Case; Jan Linda – White & Case; Barbora Malík – White & Case; Marek Staron – White & Case; Alex Medek – White & Case; Michal Pališin – White & Case; Jan Pa?ík – White & Case; David Stanek – White & Case; Anna Stárková – White & Case;

Law Firms: Taylor Wessing; White & Case;

Clients: Tatra Asset Management ; WOOD & Company;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler