VILGERTS team advised AS DelfinGroup on the conditions of the unsecured bond issue prospectus in the amount of EUR 15 million. The prospectus for the issue of unsecured bonds includes both the opportunity for new investors to purchase the new unsecured bonds from 4 August 2023, as well as the opportunity for existing investors of certain categories of bonds to exchange existing bonds for new ones.
The VILGERTS’ team is advising East Capital Real Estate on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Hepsor U30 SIA (a subsidiary of the Estonian company, Hepsor Latvia OÜ), which owns a commercial building called “StokOfiss U30”, developed by Hepsor (with a total rental area of 3,642 m2). The transaction is valued above EUR 5 million. StokOfiss U30 is a multifunctional commercial building with a three-in-one leased space solution, including a sales premises, office space and a warehouse.
VILGERTS advised SIA "Biļešu paradīze", a company of Ekspress Grupp AS, in a dispute in which SIA "Biļešu serviss" contested the results of the procurement tender concerning the sale of tickets for the upcoming and the largest national “Song and Dance Festival” in Latvia. As a result, the tender results were left unaltered and SIA "Biļešu paradīze" concluded a contract with the contracting authority.
The VILGERTS team advised the owner and manager of Galleria Riga, "East Capital Real Estate", in successfully finalising a significant long-term lease agreement with Workland. The agreement involves a remarkable investment (exceeding EUR 3 million) and aimed at transforming the expansive fifth floor of Galleria Riga, spanning an impressive area of 3,200 m2, into state-of-the-art co-working offices.
VILGERTS successfully defended SIA "Scania Latvia" in proceedings before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau against the appeals lodged by SIA "Avar Auto" and SIA "Eco bus" concerning the decision of an open tender (tendered by Daugavpils city municipality, “Supply of environmentally friendly buses for the needs of AS "Daugavpils satiksme" (SAM 188.8.131.52.”, id. Nr. 2022/93). As a result, the contracting authority was permitted to conclude the contract with SIA “Scania Latvia”, as the winning tenderer.
VILGERTS’ advises East Capital Real Estate on its EUR 53 million acquisition of the iconic “Place 11” office building in Riga (GLA 16,000 sqm) from the Hanner Group. According to Colliers, this is the largest commercial property transaction to have occurred in Latvia during 2022.
Legal support (together with Storm Legal) to Prime Prometics SIA, cosmetics e-shop business, and its shareholder KE Ventures SIA in connection with investment by Draugiem Capital I SIA to intensify international expansion.
Advised Summus Capital OÜ, a leading Baltic real estate investment holding group, on the completion of its buy-out of Mirrow Institute OÜ from LSREF3 Riga Plaza SIA, one of the largest shopping malls in Riga with NLA more than 50,000 m2 .
Advising Longo Group AS, a leading pan-Baltic used car retailer, on the issuance of its secured bonds (total EUR 5 million) and acting as collateral agent in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
GIVEN Jewellery AS, a leading jewellery network “Given by Grenardi”, on the issuance of its secured bonds (EUR 4 million) and acting as the collateral agent in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.