RTPR has assisted private equity fund SARMIS Capital in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake in Corporate Office Solutions (COS), the leading integrated office fit-out services provider in Romania. SARMIS Capital is the largest local independent private equity fund, established in 2019 and dedicated to investments in Central and Eastern Europe, and primarily in Romanian entrepreneurial companies. With operations in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Iasi and 24-year experience, COS is market leader in the office fit-out solutions space in Romania.
The RTPR team that provided advice on this mandate was coordinated by Mihai Ristici (Partner) and Vlad Stamatescu (Managing Associate) and further included Andrei Tosa (Associate) and Raluca Marcu (Junior Associate).
“We would like to thank the RTPR team for their support, a highly professional team with extensive experience in private equity deals, whose contribution was essential to the success of the negotiations. We have chosen RTPR as advisors due to our previous interactions and their wealth of experience in private equity. At the end of this process, we confirm the top position of the firm.”, declared Cezar Scarlat, Managing Partner of SARMIS Capital.
“Congratulations to the SARMIS Capital team for the success of this deal and we are honoured to have advised them on their first investment in Romania. We hope to have the chance to continue our collaboration for other equally interesting projects”, declared Mihai Ristici.
“We are pleased to have identified the most suitable solutions for our client and together we have successfully closed this deal, which we are happy to add to our team’s track record. Thank you for your trust and excellent collaboration.”, added Vlad Stamatescu.
RTPR has unparalleled experience in private equity deals, during the last few years it was involved in most of the private equity transactions in Romania, both on the buy side and on the sell side. It advised buyers and sellers on the most interesting and complex deals in Romania and in the region and this brought the firm international recognition as leaders in M&A. The most important international legal directories, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, rank RTPR’s Corporate/M&A practice on the first tier and at the same time several of its lawyers are recommended as Leading Lawyers in this area.