Squire Patton Boggs has advised Ligentia Group, a global tech-enabled supply chain manager, on its acquisition of VGL Solid Group.
The cross-office multi-disciplinary team advising Ligentia was led by Corporate partner Paul Mann, and included Jonathan Ross, Giles Chesher, Diarmuid Ryan, Rebecca Meyers, Emily Downie, Olivia Baccarella and Jake Foreman in the UK, Marcin Wnukowski, Małgorzata Grzelak, Małgorzata Olech and Patrycja Pacholczak in Warsaw, and Erling Estellon in Paris.
Ligentia is a global tech-enabled supply chain manager, delivering more sustainable and agile supply chains for some of the world’s most sophisticated retailers and best-known brands in manufacturing, healthcare and consumer goods. The company delivers sector and regional expertise across 30 operating locations with key hubs in the UK, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Australia and the US.
VGL Solid Group is a leading Polish logistics operator with over 750 employees in 20 locations in Poland. It offers a wide range of services in transport, forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management.
The acquisition of VGL Solid Group further strengthens Ligentia’s position as a leading provider of supply chain and logistics services, with revenues of over £1 billion, accelerating its ambitions to leverage its technology and experience by growing into new, fast-growing territories and sectors.
Rakesh Patel, Ligentia CFO: “Once again it has been extremely reassuring to have the SPB team guiding us through this deal. The team’s support, responsiveness and all-round commitment was outstanding – and we received seamless advice across jurisdictions with the UK and Polish teams working hand in glove to give us the benefit of their expertise.”
Paul Mann commented: “Having advised Ligentia last year when it secured private equity investment from Equistone Partners Europe, we are delighted to have supported the company on its acquisition of VGL Solid Group, an important part of its plans for future growth.”