Jenner & Block


Mr. Polonyk’s representative experience in M&A includes the following:

  • Advised General Dynamics Corporation on its $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA Inc.
  • Advised Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. on its $6.1 billion sale to Campbell Soup Company
  • Advised a lead investor on its investment in a developer and operator of greenhouse farms located near major metropolitan areas
  • Advised Altran Technologies SA, an engineering and technology consulting company, on the acquisition of Lohika Systems Inc, a software engineering services firm
  • Advised a Fortune Global 500 company on the acquisition of renewable assets in Ukraine
  • Advised on the EUR122 million acquisition by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development of a 30% stake in PJSC “Raiffeisen Bank Aval,” the fifth largest Ukrainian bank by assets
  • Advised Global Ports Investments PLC on Ukrainian aspects of the $1.6 billion acquisition of rival National Container Company
  • Advised a shareholder of PJSC “Datagroup,” a leading telecommunications provider in Ukraine, on the investment of Horizon Capital, a private equity firm
  • Advised Asamer Holding AG, a major Austrian producer of building materials, on its corporate restructuring
  • Advised on the acquisition of Platinum Bank, a Ukrainian bank
  • Advised PPF Partners, a private equity firm, on the sale of Odeko Group, a Ukrainian cable TV provider, to Volia
  • Advised Kernel Holding SA, a diversified agricultural holding, on a series of acquisitions of companies managing leasehold farmland in Ukraine totaling 108,500 ha (268,100 acres)
  • Advised Roshen, one of the principal confectionary producers in Eastern Europe, in connection with the acquisition of Bonbonetti Choco, a Hungarian confectionary manufacturer
  • Advised Groumon Development Limited in connection with its acquisition of a 68.26% stake in LSE AIM-listed KDD Group N.V., a holding company for a real estate development group in Ukraine
  • Advised Ukrlandfarming, the largest Ukrainian agricultural group, on a series of acquisitions, including PJSC “Rise,” a leading distributor of pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, and agricultural machinery, and Dakor Group, a major Ukrainian producer of sugar
  • Advised Orangina Schweppes Group, a global producer of beverages, in connection with the sale of a majority shareholding in OJSC “Rosinka,” one of Ukraine’s largest producers of beverages

Mr. Polonyk’s representative experience in capital markets and finance includes the following:

  • Advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on its $300 million loan to PJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine,” Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company, to finance purchases of natural gas
  • Advised PJSC Commercial Bank “PrivatBank,” the largest Ukrainian bank by assets, on its $420 million debt restructuring, involving a consent solicitation and an exchange offer by way of an English court-approved scheme of arrangement
  • Advised DTEK Energy B.V., the largest private energy group in Ukraine, on its $200 million Eurobond exchange offer coupled with consent solicitation and an English court-approved scheme of arrangement
  • Advised Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, one of the leading telecommunications providers in the Eastern Europe, on its $500 million Eurobond offering
  • Advised DTEK Energy B.V., the largest private energy group in Ukraine, on the new issue and a tap issue of Eurobonds coupled with a cash tender offer and a consent solicitation
  • Advised Industrial Milk Company SA on the IPO of its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
  • Advised banks in connection with the establishment of a $1 billion guaranteed MTN program of Metinvest B.V., the major Ukrainian mining and metallurgical group
  • Advised AvangardCo Investments Public Ltd, the largest producer of eggs and egg products in Eurasia, on its $200 million Eurobonds offering