Živković Samardžić Advises Trigal on Its First Investment in Serbia

by ZS Law

Živković Samardžić has advised Trigal on its investment in 5 urban lighting regeneration public-private partnership projects in Serbia. Projects are led by Resalta, the provider of energy services in the region, and include installation of new LED lights in 5 municipalities, which will bring significant savings. Lifetime of the projects is 13 years remaining.

This ESCO projects portfolio is the latest one in Trigal’s infrastructure portfolio and comes after implementation of this kind of projects in North Macedonia and Croatia. The term ESCO stands for energy service company and the model allows those companies to carry out energy services without the clients having to invest their own capital in the projects.

Trigal is a joint venture founded by KGAL Gmbh & CO. KG and Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d., combines investment, operational and asset management expertise providing tailored made solutions to a diverse client base; insurance companies, pension funds, family offices.

KGAL and Triglav insurance combine over EUR 23.2 billion of assets under management and joined forces to create Trigal, with a goal to become the leading real asset investment management platform for the Adriatic region.

Živković Samardžić acted as legal adviser to Trigal on all aspects of the deal, including the legal due diligence exercise, structuring the transaction, drafting and negotiating of transactional documentation, assisting with the preparation and execution of the closing process and all-encompassing legal advisory regarding post-closing activities.

The Živković Samardžić team that has advised Trigal on this deal was led by Partners Igor Živkovski and Sava Pavlović.

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