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.The scope of advice provided by the law firm of D.Dobkowski covered comprehensive transactional support, including contract drafting, negotiation with reference to transactional documentation and support in the contract concluding procedure. Lawyers of D.Dobkowski sp.k. cooperated with tax and finance KPMG experts, who were also involved in the transaction.
Appol is the Polish market leader in the production of concentrated and NFC juices. SDIC Zhonglu Fruit Juice, in turn, is one of the global giants operating in the fruit processing industry. The final stage of the transaction will see the first acquisition by a Chinese entity in the Polish foodstuff industry .
The team of D.Dobkowski law firm that advised to Appol was headed by Tadeusz Jacek Dudziński (Partner Associate), supported by Tomasz Kamiński (Senior Associate).