Altius Capital, a leading Ukrainian M&A firm, acted as exclusive adviser to NOVUS on the acquisition of BILLA supermarket chain in Ukraine. The deal is structured as the acquisition of a 100% stake in Billa Ukraine by UAB Consul Trade House (the shareholder of Novus Ukraine). The deal is subject to approval by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Novus has been developing a retail chain in Ukraine since 2009. As of now NOVUS is represented in Ukraine by a network of 46 stores. The total area of Novus Ukraine shopping malls exceeds 220 thousand square meters.
The Austrian chain BILLA, part of the REWE Group, has 35 stores in Ukraine, located in Kyiv, Kyiv region and Zhytomyr.
Igor Bilous, Managing Partner of Altius Capital: "We are proud to have concluded this deal, thanks to which NOVUS, one of the leading companies in the Ukrainian food retail market, will significantly expand its chain network."
The deal is led by partner Igor Bilous and the team includes advisors Pavlo Lutsiv, Svitlana Bezverkha and Oleksandr Kul.