Mārtiņš Galzons

Mārtiņš Galzons

Associate
Riga, Latvia
  • About

    Mārtiņš Galzons is a TGS Baltic Associate primarily practicing in the Banking & Finance practice group.

    As a member of the banking and finance team, Martins has advised multiple clients in financing matters, mostly involving loan financing transactions and bond issues in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland. Martins also advises clients on regulatory matters in the field of banking & finance concerning capital and financial markets as well as the application of EU and local regulatory frameworks.

    In addition to banking and financial law, Martins has broad knowledge in Corporate Law and Competition Law, having assisted clients in filling multiple merger notices with the national regulatory authority and with day-to-day corporate matters of clients.

  • Major Projects
    • 16.05.2024

      The Latvian national airline airBaltic issues 340 million 5.25-year secured euro bonds

      TGS Baltic advised joint global coordinators BNP Paribas, Citi, and J.P. Morgan, joint bookrunners Morgan Stanley and SEB, and co-managers LHV and Signet Bank on the issue by the Latvian national airline airBaltic of 340 million 5.25-year secured euro bonds to be listed on Euronext Dublin stock exchange. This is the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia.

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    • 23.02.2024

      TGS Baltic provided legal assistance in a private bond placement performed by the leading egg production and trading company in the Baltics - AS APF Holdings

      APF Holdings, which includes one of the largest Baltic egg producers SIA Alūksnes putnu ferma, has raised 7 million euros in a private bond issue for the implementation of its development plans. The entire bond issue volume was acquired by the Polish investment company CVI. The maturity for the bonds is set at four years.

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    • 09.01.2024

      TGS Baltic advises on iCotton’s EUR 20 Million secured bond issue with Signet Bank.

      TGS Baltic advises iCotton, a prominent Baltic hygiene products manufacturer, in its issue of EUR 20 Million secured bonds in collaboration with Signet Bank. The bonds, offered in a private placement, are anticipated to be listed on the Nasdaq Riga First North alternative market in the near future.

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    • 14.02.2023

      The largest environmental and waste management group in the Baltics, Eco Baltia, is entering the bond market: TGS Baltic advised the client on its inaugural 3-year bond issue

      Baltic team of Vidmantas Drizga, Dalia Augaitė, Inese Hazenfusa, and Mārtiņš Galzons advised Eco Baltia (managed by private capital fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund) on entering the bond market. The client issued 8 million EUR of its inaugural 3-year bonds.

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    • 26.10.2021

      TGS Baltic advised ALTUM Capital Fund on a EUR 10 million loan to hygiene product manufacturer iCotton.

      TGS Baltic advised ALTUM Capital Fund on a loan of EUR 10 million to the eco-friendly hygiene product company iCotton, which employs 800 people at the group's plants in Latvia and Poland and had a turnover of EUR 80 million last year.

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    • 15.08.2021

      TGS Baltic advised Akropolis Group on signing the transaction to acquire one of the largest shopping centres in Riga - Alfa

      TGS Baltic advised Akropolis Group, the leading company for the development and management of shopping and entertainment centres in the Baltic States, which acquired one of the largest shopping centres in Riga, Latvia – ALFA, with the total area of 154,000 sq. m.

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    • 28.07.2021

      TGS Baltic advised Evernord on EUR 3,5 million private placement of bonds issued by a subsidiary of Novira Capital Group

      TGS Baltic advised Evernord in executing a private placement of EUR 3.5 million bonds of NC K2C SIA, a subsidiary of the Estonian real estate developer Novira Capital.

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    • 10.03.2020

      TGS Baltic assisted Rabobank in relation to a financing transaction in Latvia

      TGS Baltic advised Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. in relation to a financing transaction and creation of appropriate security in Latvia.  The financing was provided to a Latvian company engaged in fishing -  SIA Batterfiša with Dutch origin, for the purposes of refinancing existing liabilities and working capital needs.

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    • 02.03.2020

      TGS Baltic assisted CVI on preparation and negotiation of a secured mezzanine bonds transaction

      TGS Baltic assisted CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o. (CVI ) in arranging financing to SIA Riga Retail Park for the purposes of co-financing acquisition of real property as well as construction and development of the Saga Lifestyle and Shopping Centre in Stopini, a suburb of Riga, Latvia, by the Baltic real estate developer, VPH UAB.

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    • 21.01.2020

      TGS Baltic continues providing a full scope of legal assistance to Overkill Ventures startup portfolio

      TGS Baltic continues providing a full scope of assistance to startup founders. At the beginning of a new batch, workshops on Latvian legislation are held, providing the teams with guidelines on starting up their business.

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    • 21.10.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, with entering into transaction with British schools group, King’s College.

      TGS Baltic in co-operation with Baker McKenzie assisted Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, in the transaction whereunder King’s College, the premier British schools group, joined Inspired.

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    • 29.08.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted Bergs Timber AB on a refinancing transaction

      TGS Baltic advised Bergs Timber AB group companies in Latvia – Vika Wood and Byko-Lat on Latvian law matters in relation to the group refinancing transaction with Danske Bank and Svensk Exportkredit of the senior term and revolving facilities with the total value of SEK 622,000,000 and EUR 12,000,000, where the Latvian companies acted as guarantors.

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    • 30.01.2019

      TGS Baltic helps Polish Fund obtain clearance for merger with Morele.net. Sp.z.o.o.

      The fund registered in Poland MCI.PrivateVentures Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty with sub-fund MCI.TechVentures 1.0 was assisted by TGS Baltic team with obtaining of merger permit of the Latvian Competition Council to acquire sole control over company Morele.net Sp. z o.o.

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    • 06.01.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted Belgian investment group Straco

      TGS Baltic, working alongside Clifford Chance Belgium office, assisted Belgian investment group Straco with the acquisition of the horticulture company AS Greenyard Horticulture Latvia as a part of acquisition of the horticulture segment from Greenyard in Belgium, France, Poland, Ukraine, and Latvia.

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    • 02.01.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted AS Augstsprieguma tīkls with obtaining of the merger clearance by the Latvian Competition Council for potential acquisition of a decisive influence over AS Conexus Baltic Grid

      According to the merger notification received by the Latvian Competition Council, since 1 January 2018, AS Augstsprieguma tīkls owns the majority of votes in the decision-making bodies of AS Conexus Baltic Grid.

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  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2021
    Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2017 - 2021
    Legal Assistant, law firm TGS Baltic

    Education

    2019 - 2021
    University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Master of Law
    2016 - 2019
    University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Law