Equitix’s Acquisition Of Stakes In six Public-Private Partnership Projects Held By DIF Capital Partners

CMS has advised Equitix on the conditional acquisition of stakes in six public-private partnership projects held by DIF Capital Partners. DORDA and Allen & Overy advised DIF Capital Partners.

The projects are located in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The portfolio includes, apart from the German A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg motorway PPP and the Netz West rolling stock concession in Germany, a 25% stake in the Dutch IJmuiden PPP, the world’s largest sea lock, the A1/A6 and the N18 Enschede-Groenlo road PPPs and the Vienna Radiation Oncology Hospital PPP.

The transaction was announced on 19 April following a competitive sale process and is subject to a number of regulatory and other approvals.

The transaction was led by Bill Carr (Picture – London, Corporate). The team also inclued Dr Gerd Leutner, Lead Partner, Berlin, Corporate/M&A, Dr Nicolai Ritter, Lead Partner, Berlin, Real Estate & Public, Dr Jens Moraht, Partner, Berlin, Alexander Schmitt, Counsel, Berlin, both Banking & Finance, Dr Henry Stieglmeier, Senior Associate, Berlin, Dispute Resolution, Martin Cholewa, Counsel, Stuttgart, Kai Neuhaus, Partner, Brüssel, Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brüssel, all Competition & EU, Dr Martin Eichholz, Associate, Berlin, Charlotte-Sophie Unger, Associate, Berlin, both Corporate/M&A in Germany, Buky Alakija, Veronica Andersson, all Corporate, Russell Hoare, Competition, Jonathan Dames, Finance, Paul Smith, EPC in the UK, Cecilia van der Weijden, Jeroen Berlage, Roderick Nieuwmeyer, Maurits Rabbie, Marcellina Rietvelt, Etienne Courbois in the Netherlands, Peter Huber, Bernt Elsner, Marcell Clark, Mario Maier, Simon Cook, Ruth Bittner in Austria and Gérard Maitrejean in Luxembourg.

The Dorda team included Tibor Varga (Partner, Banking & Finance), Martin Brodey (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Patricia Backhausen (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), Bernhard Müller (Partner, Public Law), Clemens Semelmayer (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Anneliese Keinrath (Associate, Banking & Finance).

The A&O team included, amongst others, Zeeger de Jongh (Partner, Netherlands), Sara Pickersgill (Partner, UK), Wolfgang Melzer (Partner, Germany), Hugh Hobhouse (Senior Associate, UK), Cees van Ginneken (Associate, Netherlands), Olivia Hardy (Associate, UK) and Mesut Korkmaz (Associate, Netherlands).

Involved fees earner: Zeeger de Jongh – Allen & Overy; Olivia Hardy – Allen & Overy; Hugh Hobhouse – Allen & Overy; Mesut Korkmaz – Allen & Overy; Wolfgang Melzer – Allen & Overy; Sara Pickersgill – Allen & Overy; Cees van Ginneken – Allen & Overy; Buky Alakija – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Veronica Andersson – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Bill Carr – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Jonathan Dames – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Russell Hoare – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Paul Smith – CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Moritz Pottek – CMS DeBacker; Jeroen Berlage – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Etienne Courbois – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Roderick Nieuwmeyer – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Maurits Rabbie – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Marcellina Rietvelt – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Cecilia van der Weijden – CMS Derks Star Busmann; Martin Cholewa – CMS Hasche Sigle; Martin Eichholz – CMS Hasche Sigle; Gerd Leutner – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jens Moraht – CMS Hasche Sigle; Kai Neuhaus – CMS Hasche Sigle; Nicolai Ritter – CMS Hasche Sigle; Alexander Schmitt – CMS Hasche Sigle; Henry Stieglmeier – CMS Hasche Sigle; Charlotte-Sophie Unger – CMS Hasche Sigle; Mario Maier – CMS Legal; Gérard Maitrejean – CMS Luxembourg; Ruth Bittner – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Marcell Clark – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Simon Cook – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Bernt Elsner – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Peter Huber – CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Patricia Backhausen – DORDA ; Martin Brodey – DORDA ; Anneliese Keinrath – DORDA ; Bernhard Müller – DORDA ; Clemens Semelmayer – DORDA ; Tibor Varga – DORDA ;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; CMS DeBacker; CMS Derks Star Busmann; CMS Hasche Sigle; CMS Legal; CMS Luxembourg; CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; DORDA ;

Clients: DIF Capital Partners; Equitix ;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler