InPost’s €565 Million Acquisition of Mondial Relay

Kirkland & Ellis advised InPost S.A. on the deal while Milbank LLP and Jeantet advised the Otto Group.

InPost S.A., the Polish parcel locker firm formerly backed by Advent International Corp. and recently listed on Euronext Amsterdam, announced its proposed acquisition of 100% of the shares of Mondial Relay, the leading French e-commerce out-of-home parcel delivery platform, from Otto Group for approximately EUR 565 million. The proposed acquisition would allow InPost to take a major step in its ambition to become Europe’s leading out-of-home solution for e-commerce.

The proposed transaction remains subject to the completion of the consultation of Mondial Relay’s employee representative body and the obtaining of certain regulatory clearances.

The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Laurent Victor-Michel (Picture) and associate Louis Gosset; tax partner Nadine Gelli and associate Sonia Bouaffassa; antitrust and competition partner Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and associates Shahrzad Sadjadi and Samantha Jones; technology & IP transactions associates John Patten and Ben Zeris; with additional support from transactional partner Adrian Maguire, Ben Leyendecker and associate Sebastian Haefele.

The Milbank team was led by partners Norbert Rieger and Sebastian Heim (both Corporate/M&A) and included the partners Rolf Füger (Tax) and Alexander Rinne (Antitrust, all Munich) as well as the associates Leopold Riedl (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt); Maximilian Pechtl (Corporate/M&A ); Moritz Philipp, Arne Hammerich (both Tax); and Alexander Zyrewitz (Antitrust, all Munich).

The Jeantet team included Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, Ruben Koslar, Nicolas Martin, Jean-Guillaume Follorou, Gabriel di Chiara, François Xavier Simeoni, Laetitia Ternisien.

Involved fees earner: Gabriel di Chiara – Jeantet ; Jean-Guillaume Follorou – Jeantet ; Karl Hepp de Sevelinges – Jeantet ; Ruben Koslar – Jeantet ; Nicolas Martin – Jeantet ; François-Xavier Simeoni – Jeantet ; Laetitia Ternisien – Jeantet ; Sonia Bouaffassa – Kirkland & Ellis; Nadine Gelli – Kirkland & Ellis; Louis Gosset – Kirkland & Ellis; Sebastian Häfele – Kirkland & Ellis; Samantha Jones – Kirkland & Ellis; Benjamin Leyendecker – Kirkland & Ellis; Adrian Maguire – Kirkland & Ellis; John Patten – Kirkland & Ellis; Shahrzad Sadjadi – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Sinclair-Thomson – Kirkland & Ellis; Laurent Victor-Michel – Kirkland & Ellis; Ben Zeris – Kirkland & Ellis; Rolf Füger – Milbank; Arne Hammerich – Milbank; Sebastian Heim – Milbank; Maximilian Pechtl – Milbank; Moritz Philipp – Milbank; Leopold Riedl – Milbank; Norbert Rieger – Milbank; Alexander Rinne – Milbank; Alexander Zyrewitz – Milbank;

Law Firms: Jeantet ; Kirkland & Ellis; Milbank;

Clients: InPost S.A.; Otto Group GmbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler