Cognizant’s Acquisition of ESG Mobility GmbH

Hengeler Mueller advised ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) on the transaction, while Baker McKenzie advised Cognizant.

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG), a portfolio company of investment holding Armira, announced the sale of its subsidiary ESG Mobility GmbH to US professional services company Cognizant Technology Solutions.

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH is a technology consultancy for the design, integration and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems.

Munich based ESG Mobility is a specialised solution provider for complex electronic and IT systems in the mobility sector. The acquisition includes all subsidiaries of ESG Mobility GmbH. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the US, Cognizant is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.

The Hengeler Mueller team was led by Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain (Picture) and Jakub Lorys and included Hendrik Bockenheimer, Dirk Uwer, Gunther Wagner, Christian Linke, Ioanna Tsotsa, Marius Mayer, Selina Rohr, Sebastian Adam, Anja Balitzki, Carsten Bormann and Thomas Ruthemeyer.

The Baker McKenzie team consisted of Corporate/M&A: Berthold A. Hummel (partner, Munich), Dr. Jon Marcus Meese (partner, Munich), Katja Heuterkes (counsel, Munich), Dr. Julia Rossié (associate, Munich), Michelle Karrer (associate, Munich), Eva Kriechbaumer (associate, Munich), Celina Anna Zaim (associate, Dusseldorf), Marianne Milovanov (associate, Munich); Tax: Thomas Gierath (partner, Munich), Victoria Ritter (associate, Munich); Commercial: Dr. Johannes Teichmann (partner, Frankfurt), Rebecca Romig (associate, Frankfurt); Antitrust: Dr. Christian Burholt (partner, Berlin), Katrin Kurz (associate, Berlin), Markus Mossmann (associate, Dusseldorf); Employment: Dr. Christian Reichel (partner, Frankfurt), Dr. Matthias Köhler (partner, Berlin), Dr. Anna Verena Böhm (counsel, Frankfurt), Kerstin Schmiedel (associate, Berlin), Tatjana Serbina (associate, Berlin), Harasch Yakubi (associate, Berlin); Compliance: Dr. Andreas Lohner (partner, Munich), Dr. Robin Haas (senior associate, Munich); IP: Dr. Rembert Niebel (partner, Frankfurt), Lena Weber (associate, Frankfurt), Dr. Markus Hecht (senior associate, Frankfurt); IT: Dr. Michaela Nebel (partner, Frankfurt), Dr. Holger Lutz (partner, Frankfurt), Nadine Neumeier (associate, Frankfurt), Anika Vornwald (associate, Frankfurt), Simone Rieken (senior associate, Frankfurt), Dr. Johannes Döveling (associate, Frankfurt); Real Estate: Dr. Florian Thamm (partner, Frankfurt), Till Pflug (associate, Frankfurt), Nadine Uhrner (associate, Frankfurt); Banking & Finance: Dr. Oliver Socher (partner, Frankfurt), Silke Fritz (counsel, Frankfurt), Philipp Thimm (associate, Frankfurt)
Public Law: Dr. Marc Gabriel (partner, Berlin), Dr. Claire Dietz-Polte (counsel, Berlin), Dr. Andreas Schulz (counsel, Berlin), Dr. Katharina Weiner (counsel, Dusseldorf), Caroline Heinickel (counsel, Frankfurt), Dr. Andreas Neumann (associate, Frankfurt) and Trade Law: Anahita Thoms (partner, Dusseldorf), Alexander Ehrle (associate, Berlin), Paul Amberg (partner, Amsterdam).

Involved fees earner: Paul Amberg – Baker McKenzie; Anna Verena Böhm – Baker McKenzie; Christian Burholt – Baker McKenzie; Claire Dietz-Polte – Baker McKenzie; Johannes Döveling – Baker McKenzie; Alexander Ehrle – Baker McKenzie; Silke Fritz – Baker McKenzie; Marc Gabriel – Baker McKenzie; Thomas Gierath – Baker McKenzie; Robin Haas – Baker McKenzie; Markus Hecht – Baker McKenzie; Caroline Heinickel – Baker McKenzie; Katja Heuterkes – Baker McKenzie; Berthold Hummel – Baker McKenzie; Michelle Karrer – Baker McKenzie; Matthias Köhler – Baker McKenzie; Eva Kriechbaumer – Baker McKenzie; Katrin Kurz – Baker McKenzie; Andreas Lohner – Baker McKenzie; Holger Lutz – Baker McKenzie; Jon Marcus Meese – Baker McKenzie; Marianne Milovanov – Baker McKenzie; Markus Mossmann – Baker McKenzie; Michaela Nebel – Baker McKenzie; Andreas Neumann – Baker McKenzie; Nadine Neumeier – Baker McKenzie; Rembert Niebel – Baker McKenzie; Till Pflug – Baker McKenzie; Christian Reichel – Baker McKenzie; Simone Rieken – Baker McKenzie; Viktoria Ritter – Baker McKenzie; Rebecca Romig – Baker McKenzie; Julia Rossié – Baker McKenzie; Kerstin Schmiedel – Baker McKenzie; Andreas Schulz – Baker McKenzie; Tatjana Serbina – Baker McKenzie; Oliver Socher – Baker McKenzie; Johannes Teichmann – Baker McKenzie; Florian Thamm – Baker McKenzie; Philipp Thimm – Baker McKenzie; Anahita Thoms – Baker McKenzie; Nadine Uhrner – Baker McKenzie; Anika Vornwald – Baker McKenzie; Lena Weber – Baker McKenzie; Katharina Weiner – Baker McKenzie; Harasch Yakubi – Baker McKenzie; Celina Zaim – Baker McKenzie; Sebastian Adam – Hengeler Mueller; Anja Balitzki – Hengeler Mueller; Hendrik Bockenheimer – Hengeler Mueller; Carsten Bormann – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Linke – Hengeler Mueller; Jakub Lorys – Hengeler Mueller; Marius Mayer – Hengeler Mueller; Selina Rohr – Hengeler Mueller; Thomas Ruthemeyer – Hengeler Mueller; Ioanna Tsotsa – Hengeler Mueller; Dirk Uwer – Hengeler Mueller; Gunther Wagner – Hengeler Mueller; Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation; ESG GmbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler