The acquisition of Pini Polonia by Smithfield Group has been one of the largest transactions in the Polish food sector and the landmark deal in the pork meat processing industry in Poland and the CEE.
Pini Group (Pini Polonia Sp. z o.o., Pini Polska Sp. z o.o., Hamburger Pini Sp. z o.o. and Royal Chicken Sp. z o.o.) is the key player in the Polish market of pork slaughtering, cutting and processing.
M&A team of D. Dobkowski sp.k., a law firm associated with KPMG in Poland advised shareholders at the transaction of sale of 100% shares in Appol Group companies to a Chinese investor, SDIC Zhonglu Fruit Juice. In December 2017 the parties signed a preliminary agreement, while the final contract is to be concluded in spring 2018.