Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft’s Acquisition of Triopt-Group

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Latham & Watkins LLP advised Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH (DING) on merger control aspects in connection with the acquisition of Triopt-Group. Gleiss Lutz advised the shareholders of Triopt-Group.

DING, headquartered in Bochum, Germany, is a specialist in planning and optimizing mobile networks and employs more than 1,250 people. DING is one of Germany’s leading service providers and general contractors and covers the entire value chain in the fiber optics sector, from planning to construction, operation and leasing of dark fiber networks. Projects of any size are realized by DING which is one of the portfolio companies of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

The Triopt-Group, with headquarters in Moers, Germany, and a site in Groch, Germany, employs around 250 people. As a full-service provider with a focus on mobile network expansion, Triopt-Group offers services ranging from consulting, planning, and optimization to site inspections, cost calculations, and construction coordination to radio network optimization for events and the construction and expansion of 5G campus networks.

With the Triopt-Group, DING complements its portfolio in the field of the two infrastructures fiber optics and mobile communications. In addition to strengthening its nationwide position as one of the leading service providers and general contractors for telecommunications and energy infrastructures, DING can tap new opportunities in the mobile communications business area.

The KWM team was led by Tilman Siebert (Picture).

The Gleiss Lutz team was led by Dr. Thomas Menke and further included Martin Raible, Dr. Fabian Mumme, Kai Zimutta, Antonia Harbusch, Mara Kerstan-Klie, Dr. Stefan Mayer, Dr. Ocka Stumm and Konrad Discher.

Latham represented DING with a team led by Munich corporate partner Rainer Traugott with Hamburg associate Carolin Roßkothen, Munich associates Stephan Hufnagel and Andreas Holzgreve as well as Düsseldorf associate Jaschar Mirkhani. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Munich counsel Ulf Kieker, on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias Leder with associate Kristina Steckermeier, as well as on regulatory matters by counsel Joachim Grittmann.

Involved fees earner: Konrad Discher – Gleiss Lutz; Antonia Harbusch – Gleiss Lutz; Mara Kerstan-Klie – Gleiss Lutz; Stefan Mayer – Gleiss Lutz; Thomas Menke – Gleiss Lutz; Fabian Mumme – Gleiss Lutz; Martin Raible – Gleiss Lutz; Ocka Stumm – Gleiss Lutz; Kai Zimutta – Gleiss Lutz; Tilman Siebert – King & Wood Mallesons; Joachim Grittmann – Latham & Watkins; Andreas Holzgreve – Latham & Watkins; Stephan Hufnagel – Latham & Watkins; Ulf Kieker – Latham & Watkins; Tobias Leder – Latham & Watkins; Jaschar Mirkhani – Latham & Watkins; Carolin Roßkothen – Latham & Watkins; Kristina Steckermeier – Latham & Watkins; Rainer Traugott – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Gleiss Lutz; King & Wood Mallesons; Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft; Triopt-Group;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler