According to the firm, “the BCR Group and Arval Romania have finalized the agreement for the transfer of a part of BCR Fleet Management’s operational leasing activity. The Competition Council validated the transaction by which Arval Romania takes over, starting November 1, 2022, the control over the fleet, considering that this acquisition does not raise obstacles in the competition area.”
As previously reported, Filip & Company advised Banca Comerciala Romana on the sale of a part of its BCR Fleet Management operational leasing business to the Arval group, while Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu advised the buyer.
Erste Group company BCR is a financial group in Romania specializing in universal banking operations, including retail, corporate & investment banking, treasury and capital markets, and areas such as private pensions, automotive leasing, and real-estate banking. BCR Fleet Management is part of the BCR Group and provides operational leasing and fleet management services.
Owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specializes in vehicle leasing and mobility solutions.
The Filip & Company team was led by Partners Monica Statescu and Alina Stancu Birsan and included Partner Catalin Suliman, Counsel Silviu Vasile, Senior Associate Smaranda Vacaru, and Associates Simona Ungureanu and Monica Popa.
The RTPR team included Partners Mihai Ristici and Roxana Ionescu, Managing Associates Marina Fecheta-Giurgica, Diana Dimitriu, and Cezara Urzica, Associate Serban Halmagean, and Junior Associates Ozana Ghic and Flavia Mincu.