Mazars assisted PKZ Slovakia in the process of selling its shares to Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

The Financial advisory team at Mazars in Slovakia acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of PKZ Slovakia, s.r.o. and its subsidiary PKZ Logistics CZ s.r.o. (PKZ), Martin Kiaba and František Komora, during the sale of 100% of their shares to Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

PKZ is an asset-light logistics company operating in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. PKZ was founded in 1993 by František Komora as an asset-heavy logistics company. Martin Kiaba became an active partner of PKZ in 2014 with the aim of transforming PKZ into a modern logistics company. Today, PKZ provides a comprehensive portfolio of value-added logistics services at the highest quality level to a wide range of international companies.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is a German logistics company based in Osnabrück, Germany. Founded by Carl Heinrich Hellmann, the full-service provider has been a family business for over 150 years. Today, the company is represented by a global network of 489 offices in 173 countries with more than 19,500 people. In 2022, Hellmann employed 13.949 people and achieved a turnover of EUR 5.0 billion.

This transaction was the result of PKZ's long-term cooperation with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the strategic outlook to further strengthen the market position.

Martin Kiaba brings his own comments on this transaction: „For the sale of our shares in PKZ Slovakia, s.r.o. we decided to use the services of Mazars in Slovakia. The entire transaction was quite a long process with a lot of proposals and negotiations. Despite Hellmann being an experienced buyer, we managed to negotiate fairly and mutually accepted all terms and conditions. Igor Mišík, Senior Manager from the Financial advisory team, brought his great experience and added value from the very beginning of the transaction until its successful end.“

„Cooperation with Igor and his team was very professional. Their expertise, flexibility and hard work was very important during the whole process. I also appreciate the fact that, in addition to strongly defending interests of owners, Igor was able to manage the interests of all involved parties and made the transaction a win-win project.“ adds Martin Kiaba.