United Group’s Acquisition Of Wind Hellas

Macfarlanes has advised the management team of Wind Hellas on the deal. Kirkland & Ellis advised Crystal Almond Holdings Limited. The Koutalidis Law Firm and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison advised the United Group.

Crystal Almond Holdings Limited, backed by GoldenTree Asset Management and Cyrus Capital Partners, executed the sale of Wind Hellas to telecommunications services and media provider, United Group.

Wind Hellas, one of Greece’s three mobile operators, has a total of 4.2m users offering mobile, fixed, internet and TV services, generating revenues of over €500m annually.

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed in 2022.

The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by corporate and M&A partner Jessica Adam (Picture) alongside solicitor Jonathan Höck with assistance from senior solicitor Daniel Hobbs.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Aprajita Dhundia and David Higgins and associates Jiri Peterka and Charles Hebert and debt finance partner Kirsteen Nicol.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Adam Wollstein and Alvaro Membrillera; and antitrust counsel Yuni Sobel.

Involved fees earner: Aprajita Dhundia – Kirkland & Ellis; Charles Hebert – Kirkland & Ellis; David Higgins – Kirkland & Ellis; Kirsteen Nicol – Kirkland & Ellis; Jiri Peterka – Kirkland & Ellis; Jessica Adam – Macfarlanes LLP; Daniel Hobbs – Macfarlanes LLP; Jonathan Hock – Macfarlanes LLP; Alvaro Membrillera – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Yuni Sobel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Adam Wollstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Macfarlanes LLP; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Crystal Almond Holdings Limited; United Group; Wind Hellas;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler