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Representation for Fiat in Zastava Merger

Borislav Boyanov & Co. represented Fiat in obtaining Bulgarian merger clearance of its acquisition of the passenger vehicle manufacturer Zastava.     Copyright picture: Fiat


GE’s Acquisition of Kelman, Vital Signs, AMS

Acting for General Electric, Borislav Boyanov & Co. obtained merger clearance for GE’s acquisitions of Kelman Limited, Vital Signs, and AMS.     Copyright picture: General Electric


Pay-TV Merger Cleared Unconditionally Following Phase 2 Proceeding

Following a Phase 2 Proceeding, Borislav Boyanov & Co. obtained unconditional merger clearance in a landmark case concerning the two largest Pay TV operators in Bulgaria – Eurocom and CableTel – by Warburg Pincus. The case involved complex market analysis and collection of significant evidence. It proved that the transaction would not result in the […]


BRS Transfers Credit Cards Portfolio to Bulgarian Post Bank

Borislav Boyanov & Co. was engaged in the setting up of the credit cards business of BRS (a subsidiary of EFG Eurobank), on obtaining by BRS of a local exclusive license to issue AMEX cards and on the transfer of its credit cards portfolio to Bulgarian Post Bank.     Copyright picture: EFG Eurobank


Derivative Transactions for Local Copper Mining Company

The firm’s services were retained by major copper mining company Asarel Medet in respect to negotiations and advice concerning derivative transactions under the ISDA Master Agreement with Citibank.     Copyright picture: Asarel Medet


80 Million Euro Exchangeable Bonds Issue by Chimimport

The firm advised on the first issue of Bulgarian equity-linked bonds. The issue comrpised up to EUR 80 million worth of exchangeable bonds, issued by Chimimport AD, the second-largest listed company in Bulgaria by market capitalization. Chimimport was the first Bulgarian corporation to offer equity-linked bonds outside Bulgaria. UniCredit Market & Investment Banking (acting through Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank) acted […]


Mezzanine Management Private Equity Financing

Borislav Boyanov & Co. advised Mezzanine Management GmbH in relation to Eurohold Bulgaria AD’s insurance business financing via two private equity funds and the acquisition of a major Serbian insurance company.


KAI Group Financing

Borislav Boyanov & Co. acted on a multimillion Euro transaction for the acquisition and refinancing facility for KAI Group of companies, as well as pending merger and post merger requirements. The firm advised a syndicate of banks led by Bank Austria Creditanstalt as an arranger and agent, and Unicredit Bulbank as a security agent.   […]


Allied Irish Banks Acquires Stake in Bulgarian-American Credit Bank

 Borislav Boyanov & Co. advised Allied Irish Banks, plc., Ireland’s leading banking and financial services organization, on the acquisition of a 49.99% interest in the Bulgarian American Credit Bank AD (BACB – a specialist provider of secured finance to small and medium sized companies in Bulgaria) from its majority shareholder, the Bulgarian-American Enterprise Fund (for […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Advised Ideal Standard on European Works Council

Borislav Boyanov & Co.’s employment team, which provides day to day advice to Ideal Standard International, supported the client on employmee representation issues, including elections of local representatives in the European Works Council. The election of local representatives followed the implementation of Europe-wide collective representation legislation in Bulgaria.


Mechel Completes Acquisition of a Co-gen Power Plant and District Heating Utility

Mechel International Holdings AG successfully completed the acquisition of controlling interest in a local power plant and district heating utility. Borislav Boyanov & Co. advised Mechel in relation to the acquisition, including the associated merger clearance and various related energy regulatory issues.     Copyright picture:


Nuclear Units Decommissioning

The firm’s energy team provided advice to a Canadian nuclear power stations operator in the analysis of an applicable legal framework and structuring of a potential transaction involving units decommissioning, operation and management at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.     Copyright picture:


Photovoltaic Plant Acquisition

Borislav Boyanov & Co.’s energy team advised a Spanish developer in a due diligence of a large photovoltaic park in Bulgaria.     Copyright picture:


Due Diligence on the Acquisition of Metal Exploration Permits

The firm performed acquisition due diligence on four prospecting and exploration permits for metal minerals held by an international mining company.     Copyright picture:


Advice on Oil and Gas Exploration Permits

The firm advised an Indian client on regulatory issues related to oil & gas exploration permits.     Copyright picture:


Aircraft Sale to Bulgarian Airline

Anna Saeva lead Borislav Boyanov & Co. team, acting as local counsel of one of the world’s largest aircraft financing firms in connection with a sale of an aircraft to a Bulgarian commercial airline and its  financing. The advice covered all local aspects of the financing provided, including the setting up/perfection of local security.     Copyright […]


Merger Clearance in Wind Power Merger

Borislav Boyanov & Co. successfully obtained clearance for ENEL’s acquisition of several companies dealing with renewable energy generation.   Copyright picture: ENEL


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Represents DEGI in Merger Clearance for Commercial Property Acquisition

  Borislav Boyanov & Co. represented DEGI in the merger clearance procedure related to DEGI’s proposed acquisition of Mall of Sofia.   Copyright picture: Mall of Sofia


Firm Acts for HVB Capital Partners in Connection with Comtrade Acquisition

Borislav Boyanov & Co. successfully obtained merger clearance for HVB Capital Partners’ acquisition of Comtrade, and its local subsidiary in Bulgaria NT CHS.     Copyright picture: HVB


Partnership Acts in Major Corporate Reorganization

The corporate team of Borislav Boyanov & Co. provided assistance to Bain Capital to reorganize the Bulgarian branch of the B&K business acquired from American Standard.