The integrated team of attorneys and advisers from KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii, KPMG Advisory and KPMG Tax, led by Laura Toncescu, Bogdan Vaduva and Rene Schob assisted Paval Holding in the acquisition of 30% of the shareholding in Farmacia Tei and Bebe Tei.
The transaction is ongoing, after signing being necessary to fulfil certain conditions (including the approval of the Competition Council) until the effective implementation of the transaction, the teams of experts KPMG Legal, KPMG Advisory and KPMG Tax providing legal, financial and tax assistance during the legal, financial and tax due-diligence process, as well as legal and financial assistance throughout the entire process of drafting, negotiating and signing the transaction documentation and, further, until the effective implementation of the transaction.
Established in 1992, Farmacia Tei is specialised in the retail sale of pharmaceutical products, being a benchmark in this field due to its customer-oriented business model. The product policy, the consultancy offered to the clients, as well as the extension in new locations, helped the Tei brand to achieve a position that allowed the development of one of the most famous pharmacies in Romania.
Bebe Tei was initiated in 2011 as an innovation of Farmacia Tei, operating as a separate entity since 2014. Bebe Tei's mission since its opening has been to bring parents an original concept of stores that meet the needs of the whole family, adapting the assortments and offering a wide range of over 60,000 products.
Paval Holding is the investment vehicle of Paval family, the largest local entrepreneurial group, which owns Dedeman and multiple other high-profile investments in Romania.
The parties involved aim that, following this partnership, Farmacia Tei and Bebe Tei will address an exponentially larger number of customers in the future, continuing to focus on the quality of services offered both in physical locations and through online stores.
Laura Toncescu, Partner KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii: “We would like to thank to Paval holding and Karina Paval for their trust when choosing us for delivering complex services for such an important and reference transaction for the local pharma and baby products retail market. For myself, Dragos and the entire team it was a pleasure and a professional achievement assisting with this transaction, which is the starting point of a transformational partnership for Farmacia Tei and Bebe Tei, with positive impact for the entire market.”
Bogdan Vaduva, Partner KPMG Romania, Head of Deal Advisory: “We are honoured to have assisted Paval Holding and to have worked closely with Karina Paval on successfully completing this transaction. This investment confirms the trust of Paval Holding in the local economy, in strong entrepreneurs and in the potential of Farmacia Tei and Bebe Tei to further reshape the traditional retail models. Best luck to Roxana Maftei and Irina Ciubotaru, who will continue to run both businesses, benefiting from the strong support of a reputable partner. We thank to our integrated team for the continuous provision of quality services in complex transactions.”
Karina Paval, representative of Paval Holding: “We are happy to have the opportunity to join forces with Roxana and Irina. We will provide our full support for further consolidating the market position of Farmacia Tei and Bebe Tei. We would like to thank to KPMG and KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii for the support granted and for coordinating a smooth process until signing.”
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