RRJ Capital’s Acquisition of gategroup Holding AG


White & Case and Loyens & Loeff advised RRJ Capital on the buyout acquisition of gategroup Holding AG from HNA Group.

ased in Singapore and Hong Kong, RRJ Capital is an investment firm which focuses on long term private equity investments. It manages approximately US$11 billion of funds, with portfolio companies in Asia, Australia, Europe and USA.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup Holding AG is the world’s largest provider of airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in 60 countries/territories across all continents.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner David Li (Beijing), with support from partners Anthony Vasey and Eugene Man (both Hong Kong), Rebecca Farrington and Farhad Jalinous (both Washington, DC), Mark Powell and Katarzyna Czapracka (both Brussels), Nicholas Greenacre (London), counsel Andrew Cohn (Hong Kong) and associates Rosanna Passmore, June Chun, Mengbi Xu and Christine Skrbic (all Beijing) and Charlotte Jabbari, Ned Simpson and Jennifer Hedges (all Hong Kong).

Loyens & Loeff advised RRJ Capital on the Swiss tax aspects of the transaction.

The team of Loyens & Loeff consisted of partners Beat Baumgartner (Tax) and Andreas Hinsen (Corporate / M&A), senior associate Fabian Sutter (Tax) and junior associate Anna Schweizer (Tax).

Involved fees earner: Beat Baumgartner – Loyens & Loeff; Andreas Hinsen – Loyens & Loeff; Fabian Sutter – Loyens & Loeff; June Chun – White & Case; Katarzyna Czapracka – White & Case; Rebecca Farrington – White & Case; Nicholas Greenacre – White & Case; Jennifer Hedges – White & Case; Charlotte Jabbari – White & Case; Farhad Jalinous – White & Case; David Li – White & Case; Eugene Man – White & Case; Rosanna Passmore – White & Case; Mark Powell – White & Case; Anthony Vasey – White & Case; Mengbi Xu – White & Case;

Law Firms: Loyens & Loeff; White & Case;

Clients: RRJ Capital;