“Particularly during this difficult period on the mergers and acquisitions market, we believe that those who are looking for a financial or strategic investor and the potential purchasers as well must take into account all the legal and financial aspects involved in a transaction. We are honored that together with the specialists from Euro-Phoenix, we had the opportunity to present to the Romanian entrepreneurs various aspects of this process”, said Gelu Titus Maravela, Partner Musat & Asociatii.

This year, Musat & Asociatii has completed the purchase by Roche of the assets of Top Diagnostic, the acquisition of the majority stock in Bere Azuga by SABMiller, and assisted Sanofi Aventis with regard to the launch of the public takeover offer of Zentiva Romania S.A., amounting to €17.4 million.

“We will soon witness the revival of the mergers and acquisitions’ Romanian market. The first reason is that, on the foreign markets, the real finance sources will soon be separated almost completely from the soap bubbles generated by the toxic financial instruments. The second reason is related to the fact that in Romania the crisis has only now reached its peak, and the local entrepreneurs will soon feel the acute need to attract capital, adjusting their sometimes exaggerated expectations regarding the sale prices”, said Catalin Baiculescu (photo), Co-Managing Partner Musat & Asociatii.

Among the most complex transactions in which the law firm was involved, there are: the takeover by ENEL SpA of Electrica Muntenia Sud, legal assistance granted to Sider Sipe with regard to the sale of the majority stock in Ductil Steel, the sale by Banca Transilvania of the majority stock in BT Asigurari, or the legal assistance provided to PPF Investments in relation to the acquisition of Continental Hotels.

The law firm Musat & Asociatii, founded by Gheorghe Musat reported a turnover of more than €18.5 mln and a profit of €10 mln, up 30% from a year earlier.