Watson Farley & Williams has advised Naxicap Partners on their acquisition of German flat roof specialist alwitra from current owner Joachim Gussner. Hogan Lovells has advised UniCredit and the other involved banks LBBW and OLB.
It has been agreed not to disclose the purchase price or any further details of the contractual agreements as the transaction is still subject to merger control clearances.
Founded in 1964, alwitra is a market leader in Germany for plastic roofing and sealing membranes for flat roofs. The company generates an annual turnover of around €80m and has around 300 employees at its two main facilities in Trier and Hermeskeil.
An affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, Naxicap currently manages a portfolio of investments valued at circa €3.2bn. Naxicap plans to expand alwitra’s future growth by strengthening its international presence.
The cross-border WFW team advising Naxicap was led by Frankfurt Corporate Partner Dr Christoph Naumann (Picture), working closely with Frankfurt Banking & Finance Partner Frederik Lorenzen and Hamburg Tax Partners Verena Scheibe and Jörg Walzer. Hamburg Partners Dr Maximilian Boemke (Regulatory), Dr Andreas Wiegreffe (Employment), Eckrolf Berg (Real Estate) and Of Counsel Torge Rademacher (IP/IT) also advised. They were assisted by Senior Associates Dr Jan Henrik Pesek (Corporate), Nora Fleischhauer, Dr Vinzent Bargon and Christian Schnurrer (all employment) and Associates Dr Marius Rothermund, Muteber Yalcin, Janine Henger, Cathrin Gelhaus (all Corporate), Verena Weider (Tax) and Alexander Piepenbrock (Banking & Finance). WFW Paris Office Head Romain Girtanner, assisted by Associate Hélène Ibos, advised on the French tax law aspects of the transaction.
Hogan Lovells team for UniCredit, LBBW and OLB included Bianca Engelmann (Partner), Maria Eugenia Fojo (Senior Foreign Associate), Clara Rego Calderon (Senior Associate), Dr. Antonia Wolf (Senior Associate) (all Banking and Finance, Frankfurt); Dr. Ingmar Dörr (Partner, Tax, München); Sabine Bironneau (Partner), Antoine Baroulier (Associate) (both Banking and Finance, Paris).
Involved fees earner: Antonia Wolf – Allen & Overy; Sabine Bironneau – Hogan Lovells; Ingmar Dorr – Hogan Lovells; Bianca Engelmann – Hogan Lovells; Maria Eugenia Fojo – Hogan Lovells; Clara Rego Calderon – Hogan Lovells; Vinzent Bargon – Watson Farley & Williams; Eckrolf Berg – Watson Farley & Williams; Maximilian Boemke – Watson Farley & Williams; Nora Fleischhauer – Watson Farley & Williams; Cathrin Gelhaus – Watson Farley & Williams; Romain Girtanner – Watson Farley & Williams; Janine Henger – Watson Farley & Williams; Hélène Ibos – Watson Farley & Williams; Frederik Lorenzen – Watson Farley & Williams; Christoph Naumann – Watson Farley & Williams; Jan Henrik Pesek – Watson Farley & Williams; Alexander Piepenbrock – Watson Farley & Williams; Torge Rademacher – Watson Farley & Williams; Marius Rothermund – Watson Farley & Williams; Verena Scheibe – Watson Farley & Williams; Christian Schnurrer – Watson Farley & Williams; Jörg Walzer – Watson Farley & Williams; Verena Weider – Watson Farley & Williams; Andreas Wiegreffe – Watson Farley & Williams; Muteber Yalcin – Watson Farley & Williams;