October 2005 US$52 million Sale of a 65% Stake in Grisoft to Intel Capital and Enterprise Investors
Grisoft International BV, one of the top consumer-oriented anti-virus software companies world-wide, sold a 65% stake in the company to a consortium of Intel Capital and Enterprise Investors. Intel Capital is the private equity investment division of Intel. Enterprise Investors is the largest and most successful private equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe. Benson Oak assisted in all elements of the transaction, including investor identification and selection, investor interface, documentation and setting the terms and conditions of the sale.
August 2005 Sale of 100% of the Shares in Zoznam
Benson Oak advised Zoznam, s.r.o., the leading Internet portal in the Slovak Republic in the sale of the company to Slovak Telecom. Slovak Telecom, majority-owned by Deutsche Telekom, is the dominant fixed and mobile telephony provider in Slovakia.
June 2005 Sale of a Minority Stake in TV Nova to CME Central European Media
Benson Oak advised its private owners on the sale of a minority stake in CET21, the holder of the television license for TV Nova, the Czech Republic’s largest TV station, to the strategic buyer CME Central European Media Enterprises.
January 2005 Acquisition of Minority Stake in Zoznam
Benson Oak advised on the acquisition by Benson Oak Capital of a 49% stake in Zoznam, s.r.o., the leading Internet portal in the Slovak Republic. Benson Oak structured and negotiated the acquisition in a privately negotiated deal with Zoznam’s minority shareholder. Benson Oak also secured acquisition debt financing for the transaction, with proceeds covering 70% of the total acquisition.