Apax Partners’ Acquisition Of A Majority Stake In ADCO Group


Schoenherr and Kirkland & Ellis advised Apax Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in ADCO Group, the global market leader in the mobile sanitary unit sector.

Founded approximately 45 years ago in Germany, ADCO Group operates the DIXI® and TOI TOI® brands providing portable toilet and sanitation equipment rental and services worldwide. With 49 operating companies and more than 4,000 employees, ADCO is represented in 28 countries worldwide.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Rory Mullarkey (Picture) in London and Attila Oldag and Thomas Krawitz in Munich, and supported by London associates Rachel Greenhalgh and Sharon Skipper and Munich associates Samuel Frommelt and Angelina Seelbach; Munich finance associates Rositsa Nacheva and Katharina Hohmann; Munich tax partner Oded Schein; and London regulatory partner Prem Mohan.

The Schoenherr Czech Republic team was led by Vladimír Cíek (partner, Prague, corporate/m&a) and supported by Jitka Kadlcíková (attorney-at-law, Prague, corporate/m&a); Stanislav Bednár (attorney-at-law, Prague, dispute resolution); Helena Hangler (attorney-at-law, Prague, labour & employment); Eva Bajáková (attorney-at-law, Prague, regulatory); Claudia Bock (attorney-at-law, Prague, eu & competition); Jirí Marek (attorney-at-law, Prague, corporate/m&a); Rudolf Bicek (attorney-at-law, Prague, corporate/m&a); Jáchym Bém (associate, Prague, real estate); and Tomáš Jansa (associate, Prague, corporate/m&a). The Schoenherr Poland team was led by Pawel Halwa (partner, Warsaw, corporate/m&a) and supported by Krzysztof Pawlak (counsel, Warsaw, corporate/m&a); Krzysztof Lesniak (attorney-at-law, Warsaw, corporate/m&a); and Daria Rutecka (associate, Warsaw, corporate/m&a).

The King & Wood Mallesons team was composed by Dr. Michael Roos (partner), Markus Herz (partner), Hilke Schmitt (counsel), Dr. Laura Schumann (associate), Dr. Katrin Thoma (associate). Finance: Daniel Ehret (partner). Commercial Structuring / Tax: Rüdiger Knopf (partner), Markus Hill (partner), Viktoria Rosbach (associate).

Involved fees earner: Samuel Frommelt – Kirkland & Ellis; Rachel Greenhalgh – Kirkland & Ellis; Katharina Hohmann – Kirkland & Ellis; Thomas Krawitz – Kirkland & Ellis; Prem Mohan – Kirkland & Ellis; Rory Mullarkey – Kirkland & Ellis; Rositsa Nacheva – Kirkland & Ellis; Attila Oldag – Kirkland & Ellis; Oded Schein – Kirkland & Ellis; Angelina Seelbach – Kirkland & Ellis; Sharon Skipper – Kirkland & Ellis; Eva Bajáková – Schoenherr; Stanislav Bedná? – Schoenherr; Claudia Bock – Schoenherr; Vladimír ?ížek – Schoenherr; Helena Hangler – Schoenherr; Jitka Kadl?íková – Schoenherr; Ji?í Marek – Schoenherr;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Schoenherr; Schoenherr;

Clients: Apax Partners;

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