Weil Gotshal Advised On $724 Million Polish Energy IPO

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised ENEA S.A on its listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, initial public offering in Poland and international offering of shares to institutional investors, which closed on 13 November 2008. ENEA, the fourth largest energy generator, distributor and supplier in Poland in 2007, was previously wholly owned by the State Treasury of Poland. The offering of $724 million (PLN 1.99 billion) of newly-issued shares represents 23.5% of ENEA's outstanding share capital. According to Reuters, it has been almost four months since Europe had its last major listing - the $400 million initial public offering and Euronext Amsterdam listing of special purpose firm Germany 1 Acquisition in July on which Weil Gotshal also advised the issuer. The Weil Gotshal team in Warsaw was led by managing partner Pawel Rymarz and capital markets partner Pawel Zdort with assistance from Monika Kierepa, Lukasz Gasinski, Patrycja Zoled-ziewska, Anna Kobielska and Karol Kicun. In London, Weil Gotshal capital markets partner Peter Schwartz led a U.S. and English law team including Aparna Ravi, Lauren Blair and David Griffiths and trainee Christianne Torkelsen. Credit Suisse, the sole bookrunner and lead manager, was advised by Dewey LeBoeuf.