BlackPeak Capital invested in Verdino Green Foods, industry leader in vegetable alternatives to meat products in Central and Eastern Europe. With a range of over 60 food products listed in more than 2,000 grocery stores in Romania, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, North Macedonia, Serbia and the UK, Verdino offers sustainable alternatives to meat products based on vegetable protein.
In the transaction through which BlackPeak Capital became, following a capital infusion, a shareholder in Verdino Green Foods, Băncilă, Diaconu și Asociații SPRL law firm assisted the investment fund with a complex team coordinated by Radu Diaconu (Managing Partner). The due diligence team was led by Nicoleta Gheorghe (Managing Associate), while the team that was in charge of structuring the transaction as well as drafting and negotiating the specific documents was led by Ștefan Mantea (Senior Managing Associate). The project team also included Sorina Drăghici (Senior Associate) and Otilia Oglage (Associate).
Dorian Macovei, Managing Director BlackPeak Capital: “We are delighted to be able to make a new investment in an entrepreneurial business with extraordinary potential in the future together with a team of legal professionals, such as the M&A team of Băncilă, Diaconu și Asociații. I was impressed by the involvement and proactivity with which the two lawyers, Ștefan Mantea and Nicoleta Gheorghe, approached this project. I thank everyone for making this transaction happen in the best conditions!”
Băncilă, Diaconu și Asociații SPRL (formerly Radu și Asociații SPRL) is a Romanian full-service law firm, offering both legal advisory services and assistance before the courts of law, with a significant tax policy and controversy (TPC) practice.
Băncilă, Diaconu și Asociatii SPRL is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Ltd and part of the expanding EY Law global network, which has more than 2,400 lawyers and offices in over 90 jurisdictions.
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Chambers Global 2019 has recognized our Corporate/M&A practice while Chambers Europe 2019, 2020 and 2021 have placed our Tax Policy and Controversy practice on Band 1. The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2019, 2020 and 2021 have also ranked our Commercial, Corporate/M&A practice, while the 2020 and 2021 editions placed our Tax Policy and Controversy practice on Tier 1.