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Acquisition of Zabka by Mid Europa Partners

The acquisition of Żabka is a good example of how we can – thanks to our professional commitment and knowledge of the local market – efficiently guide our client through a highly competitive auction process


Date: 2011
Country: Poland
Industry: Retail
Target: Żabka
Buyer (client): Mid Europa Partners
Seller: Penta Investments
VCP’s role/competence: buy-side M&A advisor, add-on acquisitions

  • Mid Europa Partners acquired Żabka, the largest convenience retail chain in Poland with over 2,450 stores at that time, operating under Żabka and Freshmarket brand names, from Penta Investments.
  • VCP, as exclusive investment banking advisor, coordinated the entire acquisition process including the target analysis, valuation, preparation of transaction documentation, coordination of the information flow between the involved parties and provided support during negotiations of the SPA.
  • Due to our on-the-ground presence, deeply rooted in the local M&A community, we were able to react swiftly and effectively in this highly competitive tender process and position our client ahead of all other bidders.
  • In the following years, we acted as advisor to Żabka Polska on the acquisition of various retail chains, including AGAP, PS Food, TORG, Dobry Wybór, Społem Zabrze, and Jedynka.

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