MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Foreign investors who seek to enter the Polish market are often reluctant or afraid to develop their business in Poland from scratch. his is often due to the need for a quick market entry, high competition, or the requirement for experienced personnel, which M&A can readily provide.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer an effective solution, minimizing risks and accelerating market entry. However, restructuring significantly impacts a company’s operations, industry standing, and competitive landscape. Therefore, selling a company, attracting investors, or merging requires expert legal and administrative support. Niedziolka & Associates’ M&A specialists excel in navigating these complexities, ensuring a smooth and successful transaction.
Updated On: 09-01-2024
Why do companies do M&A?
Companies engage in mergers and acquisitions for various reasons, some of which include:
1. To gain economies of scale: This means that the combined company can save money by sharing resources and eliminating redundancies.
2. To expand into new markets: M&A can be a quick and easy way for a company to enter a new market or expand its existing market reach.
3. To acquire new technologies or expertise: A company can acquire another company to gain access to new technologies or expertise that it can use to improve its products or services.
Post-merger integration (PMI) is the process of integrating two or more companies after a merger or acquisition. The goal of PMI is to create a unified company that is more efficient and profitable than the sum of its parts. PMI can be a complex and challenging process, but it is essential for the success of any merger or acquisition. A well-executed PMI can create significant value for shareholders, customers, and employees.
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What are the Benefits of M&A Transaction Comprehensive Advice?
In today’s competitive transactional environment in Poland, successful mergers, acquisitions and divestitures provide opportunities for rapid business growth, development of strong enterprise capabilities and expedite operational transformation of companies.
M&A deals are complex and multi-stage, often deterring foreign entrepreneurs with even vast business development experience elsewhere. If you’re eyeing expansion in Poland, let Niedziolka & Associates guide you. We save you time, maximize profits, and minimize risks.
Niedziolka & Associates is your partner throughout the entire M&A process. We handle all aspects, from start to finish, to achieve your desired results. Our team of experts, including tax, competition, banking, and finance specialists, collaborates seamlessly to secure the best outcome for your company.
During an M&A, understanding the target company’s value is crucial. Our team rigorously assesses it at each stage, attracting more potential investors and improving your deal’s competitiveness and terms.
For over 10 years, we’ve helped entrepreneurs and foreign investors in Poland. We value efficiency, respect, and transparency in all our processes. Our vast M&A experience ensures comprehensive support, from pre-transaction to post-transaction.
What areas does Comprehensive Support for Transaction, Mergers and Acquisitions Cover?
M&A is one of the leading activities of the Niedziolka & Associates team of experts. Comprehensive integrated support of the legal, strategic, financial and administrative processes of our clients before, during and after the transaction is achieved through knowledge, experience, skills and resources, as well as in-depth expertise of the needs of any business. Our professionalism and commitment allow us to effectively and efficiently assist each client in their unique situation, even in the case of non-standard conditions and complex inputs.
Transaction experts of Niedziolka & Associates provide comprehensive advice and support:
- EFor both sides of M&A transactions: both buyers (buying side, including strategic and financial investors) and sellers (buying side);
- EFor any type of M&A transactions, including the purchase or sale of a company or assets, the establishment of joint ventures, the attraction of investors, or the merger of part of an enterprise into another.
The main areas covered by the comprehensive consulting of M&A experts of Niedziolka & Associates:
- ELegal and tax expertise, being the basis of an effective transaction strategy development and implementation, taking into account the characteristics and needs of your business.
- EBuyer's Due Diligence, including a financial review aimed at analysing the financial, organizational and strategic principles, under which the company operates.
- EDue Diligence required by the seller to analyse issues and problems from the perspective of potential buyers, providing solutions that help manage assets efficiently and effectively.
- EValuation of a company during mergers and acquisitions to gain a deep understanding of the target strengths, the factors influencing its value, as well as the prospects of its market environment.
- EDrafting of the documents, which includes the drawing up and approval of a number of important documents, including the terms of transactions, transaction documents (investment agreement) and pre-transaction documents (NDA, LoI, term sheet), as well as corporate documents (shareholders agreement), SPA under Polish law (purchase and sale agreement) and option agreements (call and put options).
- ESubstantive support in the negotiation process, as well as advice on the impact of the agreed business terms on the value of your transaction and the associated risks.
- EAssisting in the restructuring of the organization after the M&A process completion to restructure corporate governance and carry out corporate transformations.
- EAdvising on the financing of mergers and acquisitions in Poland, including negotiations with banks and financial institutions, drafting and negotiating loan agreements, advising on the tax effects of financing options and establishing collateral and securities.
- EDispute resolution and formal representation of a company, including in proceedings on concentration before competition authorities (in particular the Competition and Consumer Authority and the European Commission) and before relevant authorities in proceedings leading to the necessary administrative decisions.
- ESupport following the M&A process with the ability to accompany the client in all restructuring scenarios; assist the client in any possible reorganization and ongoing audit and supervision of the acquired company's operation.
Our mission is to help our clients achieve all the strategic and financial goals that you have in mind during the M&A process. Niedziolka & Associates experts support the development and implementation of new strategies that will benefit you. Each client and company is unique to us, but allows us to rely on over a decade of experience in transactions, mergers and acquisitions.
Malgorzata Maria Niedziolka
CEO and founder of Niedziolka & Associates
Expert in the field of cooperate, commercial and immigration law, private equity and venture capital investments, as well as the purchase and sale of real estate in Poland.
Many years of experience in reputable law and consulting firms in Poland and abroad, as well as work in the public administration system in Poland, allow her to confidently and effectively navigate the over-regulated local legal system, providing high-quality legal services to a wide range of people, including foreign investors and international corporations.
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