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Havel & Partners and White & Case Advise on Lighthouse Ventures’ Sale of Pekat to Datalogic

Havel & Partners and White & Case Advise on Lighthouse Ventures’ Sale of Pekat to Datalogic

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Havel & Partners has advised Lighthouse Ventures on its CZK 400 million sale of Pekat Vision to Datalogic. White & Case advised the buyer.

Pekat is a Czech company developing proprietary machine and algorithm learning for application in supply chains and industrial automation.

The Lighthouse Ventures is an investment fund, focusing on technology companies. The fund provides start-ups with funding, a network of contacts, and an international team of partners, mentors, and advisors.

Euronext Star subsidiary Datalogic is a Milan Stock Market-listed company, specializing in designing and production of barcode readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement, and safety, radio frequency identification vision, and laser marking systems. 

"Pekat Vision is the first company we have invested in, and the first company we have sold," Lighthouse Ventures Managing Partner Michal Zalesak commented. "We are very happy that the investors who trusted us have received their investment back with an eightfold appreciation compared to the initial value, in less than three years."

The Havel & Partners team was led by Partner Vaclav Audes and Senior Associate Juraj Petro.

The White & Case team included Prague-based Local Partner Marianna Galusova and Associate Petra Zunova, and Milan-based Partner Leonardo Graffi.

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