A.P. Møller Holding A/S’s Acquisition of KK Group A/S

Plesner and Khaitan & Co advised on the deal

A.P. Møller Holding A/S has acquired 100% of the share capital in KK Group A/S from Solix Group AB.

KK Group A/S is a leading global supplier of electrical system solutions for the wind turbine industry and operates under the brand KK Wind Solutions.

KK Wind Solutions was founded in 1981 in Herning, Denmark, where the company built a factory for manufacturing one of the world’s leading electrical systems for the wind turbine industry. Today, KK Wind Solutions supplies everything from very small print cards to large components weighing several tons for wind turbines. PFA acquired the shares from the founders in 1983 and owned KK Wind Solutions until 2016 when the shares were sold to private equity fund Solix Group AB that has now sold the shares to A.P. Møller Holding A/S.

The acquisition is to be approved by the competition authorities in Denmark and Germany, which is expected to happen in the third quarter of 2019.

Plesner advised A.P. Møller Holding A/S on the transaction with a team including Henrik Rossing Lønberg and Tina Kang.

In India, Khaitan & Co advised APMH Invest A/s – operating as a subsidiary of A.P. Møller Holding A/s – with a team including Rabindra Jhunjhunwala (Picture), Stuti Galiya, Shayak Sircar, Sharvarie Sohoni, Anshul Prakash and Abhimanyu Pal.

Involved fees earner: Stuti Galiya – Khaitan & Co.; Rabindra Jhunjhunwala – Khaitan & Co.; Anshul Prakash – Khaitan & Co.; Tina Kang – Plesner; Henrik Rossing Lønberg – Plesner;

Law Firms: Khaitan & Co.; Plesner;

Clients: AP Moeller Holding A/S; APMH Invest A/s ;