Abris Capital Partners is an ESG transformation specialist private equity investor in Central Europe. Abris focuses on growing regional leaders into international champions, always pairing business growth with an ESG-focused culture, carbon neutrality and digital excellence. The firm delivers superior returns for their investors by applying a proven, collaborative methodology that identifies, unlocks and realises value from mid-market opportunities. Their mandate is to deliver strong returns for investors and contribute to regenerative economy goals. Abris manages EUR 1.3 billion of capital across three funds, dedicated to control stakes and equity tickets of EUR 30 – 80 million.
Alsendo is a leader in technological shipping solutions for businesses in Central Europe. The company's core activities are aimed at improving the efficiency of clients' shipping processes while maintaining the highest standards of service, using cutting-edge technological solutions. Alsendo offers solutions across all customer segments which are tailored to clients' requirements. Its portfolio includes shipping services and technological solutions designed for business customers including e-commerce, marketplace and global enterprises.
Zaslat s.r.o. is the leading parcel intermediation platform in Czechia present on the market since 2014. The company has a strong presence also in the Slovak market and has been piloting its solutions in South Africa. Zaslat handles approximately 50,000 parcels per month with a primary focus on individual and small business customers. Additionally, it successfully launched software offering aimed at large ecommerce clients.
"The acquisition of Zaslat is the latest step in our ambitious buy-and-build strategy for Alsendo, allowing us to expand the business into the Czech Republic and Slovakia and solidify Alsendo's position as the leading Central European player in the e-commerce shipping solutions market," said Tomasz Hajduk, investment manager at Abris Capital Partners. "We appreciate the legal advice and transaction support which facilitated seamless execution of the transaction."
The transaction team was led on the buy side by JŠK partner Tomáš Doležil in cooperation with JŠK senior lawyers Helena Hailichová, Klára Šmídová and Hana Císlerová, as well as junior lawyers Jan Koprnický and Marek Pume. The sellers were represented by SAMAK.
"We were delighted to assist Abris/Alsendo with their investment in Zaslat, which is part of their effort to build the leading Central European player in the e-commerce shipping solutions market," Tomáš Doležil said. "As in other transactions of this type, the size of the deal often has nothing to do with its complexity. And this one is another good example."
JŠK is a mid-sized law firm providing services for clients in all areas of commercial law, especially in M&A, banking & finance, insurance, construction, real estate and energy. The firm has been operating in the Czech market for more than 18 years, and its clients include respected banks, insurance companies, private equity funds, and multinational corporations, as well as mid-sized companies and individual investors.
JŠK is a member of PONTES, a unique network of similarly specialised law firms, which includes firms from Central and Eastern Europe. PONTES members currently operate in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Sofia, Vienna and Warsaw.