pbbr & ML on a €200m acquisition of Smart Studios

pbbr has advised Round Hill Capital on the acquisition of the company that operates the students and co-living residences Smart Studios, involving nine assets in Lisbon and Porto.

pbbr engaged a multidisciplinary team in the transaction, valued at around 200 million euros, involving lawyers from the Real Estate and Urban Planning, Corporate, Banking, Tax and Labour practices. they included Pedro Pinto (pictured), Gonçalo Mendes Martins, Alexandre Jardim, Tânia Osório, Isabel Brazão de Castro and Mário Silva Costa, who were all involved in the transaction.

The team from ML advising the sellers, KKR Investimentos and LX Investment Partners, was led by João Torroaes Valente (partner) and Fábio Castro Russo (senior lawyer).

The rest of the team included: João Fitas (principal associate), Rui Ribeiro Lima (senior lawyer), Inês Pinto Leite (senior lawyer), Maria Gouveia (senior lawyer), José Amorim Magalhães (of counsel), Clara Almeida (associate), Maria Carolina Gonçalves (principal asssociate) and Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos (Consultant).

Michael Heron