Private Equity

Who We Are

We work for private equity funds and we are able to cover all their needs: acquisitions, due diligences, exits, disputes and tax matters. Our experience and speed of service allows the client be comfortable during the process. We also work against private equity and can withstand their pressure on sell-side and direct the process favourable for the sellers.

Practice In Detail
  • Exits
  • Formation of investment vehicles
  • Full scope M&A advice
  • Fund raising and distribution
  • Joint ventures
  • Legal proceedings
  • Liquidation & Insolvencies
  • Management of portfolio companies
  • Share options and management incentives
  • Shareholders’ Rights
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Structuring investments
  • Tax and legal fund structuring
Clients
  • BPM Capital
  • Digitālās ekonomikas attīstības centrs
  • East Capital Real Estate
  • Gagarin Capital
  • GPT Production Latvia
  • Infima
  • Latvijas telekomunikāciju asociācija, Biedrība
  • WIDENET
  • Zenith Capital

Experience

Assisted INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund in acquiring controlling stake in Eco Baltia. VILGERTS team assisted in the whole process, including with legal due diligence, merger control, transaction advisory and negotiations.

Regularly advises A3E Capital SICAV plc, a fund in Malta, on ownership residence and structuring, tax optimization, owners’ tax compliance, etc.

Developing a legal framework and a unique contractual arrangement for Merks SIA to indirectly finance construction of residential project. The negotiations involved potential lending by SEB banka and complex financial security arrangement. The expected project value would exceed EUR 20 Mio.

Assisting the Latvian Ministry of Economics in creating a single state-owned holding providing business development aid. The entity manages assets worth EUR 500 Mio. through shares in financial institutions LGA, Hipotēku banka and LAF. We showed that the holding would receive in-house services from these institutions, so public procurement rules would not apply.

Assistance to Salt Investments ehf, an Icelandic investment fund, in potential purchase of the shares in the leading business school in Latvia. The firm carried out legal due diligence and worked on the share purchase agreement.