Private M&A

Our private M&A practice is renowned in the market for the depth of its capabilities and resources to seamlessly run the most demanding cross-border and domestic transactions. As a result of the high number of successful deals we have been involved in, we can offer our clients broad insight into numerous industries and in-depth advice on deal-making in the Baltic market. Our team has been involved in nearly all major deals in the region during the past few years, and we have maintained our leading market position in the Baltics for a number of years.

We have a clear understanding of the markets in which our clients operate, allowing us to maintain a business-savvy approach that optimizes efficiency, reduces costs, and enhances the effective implementation of transactions.

The Legal 500 2024, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lithuania office
"We’ve worked with COBALT on a number of M&A deals over the years, and they always deliver exceptional service. Their Corporate and M&A team is second to none, and they have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in this space. We appreciate their responsiveness and attention to detail, and we know we can always count on them to provide the highest level of service."
The Legal 500 2024, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lithuania office
"The team were very responsive and had good knowledge of the Venture Capital market in Europe and Lithuania."
Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Another clients adds: "I really like working with them," praising the firm's transactional offerings.
Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
A client appreciates the team's high level of knowledge and says the firm is “client-oriented”.
The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lithuania office
"As far as we have had to work with other law firms, we are most satisfied with COBALT for many reasons. In addition to having great legal knowledge, negotiation skills, and strategic thinking, they stand out for their client-oriented approach, responsiveness, practicality, creativity."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Corporate/Commercial, Estonia
Clients are eager to commend the lawyers' commercial approach, with one highlighting: "They are always proactive."
The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Latvia office
“They are distinguished by the ability to find the most effective and customised solution.”
IFLR1000 2021, M&A, Latvia office
“Good technical legal knowledge. Easy to communicate with. Responsive.”  
The Legal 500 2020, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Latvia office
“We value the team’s reliability, professionalism and deep knowledge of the pharma business.”
Chambers Global 2020, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Clients highlight the team's responsiveness and deep bench. Sources also note the team's understanding of international client needs.
Chambers Europe 2019,Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Sources laud the team's offering in the Baltic region and its "good cross-border co-operation."
The Legal 500 2018, M&A, Estonia office
"COBALT excellent team is well able to deal with a broad range of complicated assignments."
Chambers Europe 2017, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
The team is recommended for its "vast experience in syndicated loans" and "ability to negotiate very well."
Chambers Europe 2017, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
Sources appreciate the team's commercial approach. Clients say they are able to provide "practical suggestions" and demonstrate a proactive approach. One client says: "They help to provide solutions. They think about how to improve the situation."
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“[…] it is widely regarded as one of the top-performing practices in Latvia.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“The firm is absolutely excellent,” says one client. “Very professional, fast and solid in all areas of corporate laws, M&A and antitrust legislation.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“COBALT were very good,” says one senior finance client. “The result of the work is 100% reliable and accurate. They offered highly-professional advice, strong ethical standards and are certainly client oriented.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Experienced transactional practice group advising clients on complex domestic and cross-border M&A deals.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
“The people I have worked with are very professional, dedicated and committed […].“The lawyers are pragmatic, modern and professional." "I would highlight the firm's breadth of expertise."
IFLR1000 2015, Estonia office
"They are very good and they were able to fulfil all the international criteria we needed from them."