Sale of bad debt portfolio of the Slovak National Property Fund with face value of EUR 380 million

BF acts as a financial advisor to the National Property Fund of Slovak Republic on sale of bad debt portfolio in face value of EUR 380 million. The project should be concluded in first half of 2006. The adviser will analyse and value the portfolio, recommend the Fund on sale procedure and organization of public tender.

Acquisition of SAD Bratislava by BUS TRANSPORT

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to consortium of Tourbus, CSAD Brno (Czech major bus operators) and HB Reavis (Slovak leading real estate developer) on purchase of 49% shares + option for another 17% of SAD Bratislava (Slovak leading bustransport operator). The share purchase contract was signed in October 2004.

Sale of DNS Slovakia to Avnet Inc.

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to shareholders of Slovak major value added distributor of IT components, DNS Slovakia, on sale of its majority stake to Avnet Inc, world leading value added distributor with sales of more than USD 12 bn. The transaction was concluded on August 2004 and Avnet Inc. gained 100 % of the DNS.

Slovenska konsolidacna: Sale of bad debt package (SKK 42 bn)

In a consortium with Creditanstalt Investment Bank (member of HVB Group) and HMG, BF acted as a financial advisor to Slovak Consolidation Agency (bad debt agency of Slovak Government), on sale of bad debt portfolio in face value of EUR 1 bn. The transaction was concluded in January 2004.

Sale of SLOVENSKÉ LIEČEBNÉ KÚPELE PIEŠŤANY to Danubius Hotels

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to the Slovak National Property Fund on the sale of its 67% stake in SLOVENSKÉ LIEČEBNÉ KÚPELE PIEŠŤANY, a.s., the leading Slovak spa resort. The transaction was concluded in February 2002 when major Central European spa operator Danubius of Hungary gained through its subsidiary Léčebné Lázně Mariánske Lázně 67 % of SLK Piešťany.

Acquisition of ViaPVT

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to the Czech venture capital fund SkyNet on the acquisition of majority stake in ViaPVT a.s., Bratislava - major Slovak internet services provider. The transaction was concluded on March 2000 and SkyNet acquired 100% of ViaPVT.

Advisory on purchase of shares in Slovak Shipping & Port Company

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Port Servise on its intended acquisition of Slovak Shipping & Port Company. Seller of the shares – Slovak National Property Fund – accepted offer from other bidder.

Strategic advisory for NIL Podatkovne komunikacje

BF acted as a strategic and financial advisor to NIL Data Communication Ljubljana.

Sale of Autorization Center Slovakia (ACS) to Telenor

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to major Norwegian telecom operator Telenor on its acquisition of majority stake in Autorization Center Slovakia (ACS), Slovak leading card transaction processor. The transaction was concluded on April 2001 and Telenor gained 66 %.

Acquisition of Slovenska sporitelna bank

BF acted as a local financial advisor to the Austrian banking group die Erste on its acquisition of Slovenska sporitelna – the biggest Slovak bank. The transaction was concluded in March 2000 and die Erste acquired majority share of Slovenska sporitelna

Advisory on purchase of shares in Transpetrol

BF acted as an exclusive financial advisor to the Russian oil and gas company Rosneft on its intended acquisition of Transpetrol. Rosneft withdrew from the bidding after submission of an indicative offer.