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Kinstellar advises Earlybird Venture Capital on the seed funding round to the fintech startup Payhawk

March 2020 – Kinstellar’s teams in Istanbul and Sofia have successfully represented Earlybird Venture Capital on the €3 million seed funding to the fintech startup Payhawk, the paperless corporate card that simplifies expenses for businesses. This...

Kinstellar advises EBRD on the first financing in Bulgaria under the ESIF/EBRD Water Sector Financing Framework

March 2020 – Kinstellar is honoured to support the development of Bulgaria’s water infrastructure by advising the EBRD on its first loan under the nearly EUR 200 million Bulgarian Water Sector Financing Framework. The framework has been established...

Kinstellar advises GTC on a landmark lease agreement with the World Bank

January 2020 – Kinstellar supported Globe Trade Center (GTC) on the negotiations of their long-term agreement with the World Bank for lease of 4,000 sq m in the Advance Business Center II office building in Sofia, Bulgaria, expected to open doors in...

Kinstellar advises Bain & Cinven-backed STADA Arzneimittel on acquisition of Walmark

November 2019 – Kinstellar advised STADA Arzneimittel on the acquisition of Walmark, a leading manufacturer of consumer health products in Central Europe from Mid Europa Partners for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to merger control...

Kinstellar advises winning bidder for Sofia Airport concession

July 2019 ─ Kinstellar has successfully advised a consortium led by French infrastructure fund Meridiam on its winning bid for the 35-year concession to manage Sofia Airport.

Kinstellar advises Lion’s Head Investments on 3 office acquisitions in Bulgaria and Romania with a total transaction value exceeding EUR 310 million

February 2019 – Kinstellar is delighted to have advised its client, Lion’s Head Investments, on the acquisition of three major office buildings: two in Sofia (Polygraphia Office Centre and Megapark) and one in Bucharest (Oregon Park). All three transactions...

Kinstellar advises on the sale of global IT company Comparex AG to SoftwareONE, a global technology provider

October 2018 – Kinstellar, together with Linklaters and bpv Hügel, has successfully advised on the sale of Comparex AG, a global IT company, to SoftwareONE, a leading global platform, solutions and services company. The terms of the deal have not been...

Kinstellar advises Marriott on its first managed hotel in Bulgaria

May 2018 – Kinstellar has acted as the exclusive legal advisor in Bulgaria to International Hotel Licensing Company S.A.R.L, a subsidiary of Marriott International Inc., on their first management agreement for a Marriott hotel in Bulgaria.

Kinstellar advises DZI, KBC’s Bulgarian insurance subsidiary, on its acquisition of UBB-MetLife and on the merger control approvals

March 2018 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that we have advised DZI on the acquisition of 100% of the share interest in UBB-MetLife Insurance Company. The deal included the parallel acquisitions of the 40% Metlife’s and 60% UBB’s stakes in...

Kinstellar advises on the merger between Cibank and United Bulgarian Bank

Feburary 2018 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised United Bulgarian Bank (“UBB”) and Cibank on their merger. The transaction follows UBB’s acquisition by KBC Group in 2017. Our team in Sofia has worked on the merger...