Hogan Lovells advised InfraVia European Fund II and Egis Investment Partners on the sale of shares in Autobahnplus A8 GmbH to an equity infrastructure fund managed by Schroder Aida. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP advised Schroder AIDA.
The A8 motorway project between Munich and Augsburg is a PPP pilot scheme and was the first ever German motorway PPP project to reach financial close back in 2007. It includes the right for the concessionaire to expand, operate and maintain the motorway for a total concession length of 52km and a concession period of 30 years.
The closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of the German Antitrust Authority and of the Highway Authority of Bavaria.
InfraVia Capital Partners is an independent investment company specialised in the infrastructure sector.
Egis Investment Partners is a vehicle for investment in infrastructure that relies on Egis’ expertise as a long-term transport infrastructure operator. Egis Investment Partners has developed a diversified infrastructure portfolio that generates stable and secured cash flows protected from the risks of inflation.
Hogan Lovells team for InfraVia European Fund II and Egis Investment included Partners Dr Christian Knütel (Picture), Dr Wiebke Thurm (Associate) (both Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects, Hamburg);Dr. Alexander Stefan Rieger (Partner), Pascal Wagenführ (Associate) (both Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects, Frankfurt); Dr. Marc Schweda (Partner, Antitrust, Hamburg); Prof. Dr. Fabian Pfuhl (Counsel, Data protection, Frankfurt).
The Orrick cross-border team advising Schroeder AIDA included partners Nikita Tkatchenko and Patrick Tardivy and associates Julia Schmitz, Ben Boi Beetz and Lionel Simonet on M&A and infrastructure aspects; partners Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein and Charles Briand and associate Rudy Marouani on tax aspects; and partner Till Steinvorth and associate Julius Schradin on antitrust aspects.
Involved fees earner: Christian Knütel – Hogan Lovells; Fabian Pfuhl – Hogan Lovells; Alexander Stefan Rieger – Hogan Lovells; Marc Schweda – Hogan Lovells; Wiebke Thurm – Hogan Lovells; Pascal Wagenführ – Hogan Lovells; Ben Boi Beetz – Orrick; Charles Briand – Orrick; Rudy Marouani – Orrick; Julia Schmitz – Orrick; Julius Schradin – Orrick; Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein – Orrick; Lionel Simonet – Orrick; Till Steinvorth – Orrick; Patrick Tardivy – Orrick;