Coca Cola HBC AG has penned an agreement with Mid Europa Partners to acquire Bambi a.d. for an enterprise value of EUR 260 million. By this acquisition, Coca Cola HBC will add to its beverage portfolio snack brands well-known in the Balkan region, such as Bambi, Plazma, Wellness and Zlatni Pek. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 upon issuance of relevant merger clearances.
BDK Advokati acted as legal advisor to Coca Cola HBC together with Norton Rose Fullbright as international legal advisors. Our M&A team was led by Senior Partner Vladimir Dašić. Partner Milan Dakić was in charge of the legal assessment of Bambi’s real estate portfolio, and partner Bogdan Ivanišević directed the examination of intellectual property assets owned by, or licensed to, the company. Associates Jelena Zelenbaba, Sara Necić and Sanja Dedović from corporate and M&A, Igor Matić from the banking & finance team, Marko Popović and Zorana Brujić from our intellectual property practice, Mladen Vujić from the competition practice and Marija Gligorević from the employment team have been providing valuable assistance on various aspects of the deal.