Fortum Oyj’s Majority Stake Acquisition In Uniper


Hengeler Mueller advised Fortum on acquisition of majority in Uniper.

Fortum Oyj has entered into agreements to acquire all Uniper shares held by funds managed by Elliott and Knight Vinke, a total in excess of 20.5%, increasing Fortum’s share in Uniper to more than 70.5%. The purchase price amounts to approx. EUR 2.3 bn. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances in Russia and the United States. The transaction will be financed with existing cash resources and committed credit facilities.

Uniper SE is an energy company based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Fortum is a leading clean-energy company headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

Hengeler Mueller advises Fortum on the transaction and its financing. The team is led by partners Joachim Rosengarten (Picture)) and Rainer Krause (Düsseldorf) (both Corporate/M&A) and includes partners Daniela Böning, Nikolaus Vieten (both Financing) and Christian Schmies (Regulatory) (all Frankfurt), Counsel Matthias Cloppenburg (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Jan Häller (Corporate/M&A), Pascal Brandt (Regulatory) (both Frankfurt) and Till Hiemenz-Müller (Financing, London).

Involved fees earner: Daniela Böning – Hengeler Mueller; Pascal Brandt – Hengeler Mueller; Matthias Cloppenburg – Hengeler Mueller; Jan Häller – Hengeler Mueller; Till Hiemenz-Müller – Hengeler Mueller; Rainer Krause – Hengeler Mueller; Joachim Rosengarten – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Schmies – Hengeler Mueller; Nikolaus Vieten – Hengeler Mueller;

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Clients: Fortum;