Bird & Bird assisted Investec Bank plc on the deal.
Investec Bank plcinvested into three Capitalmind International entities across France, Germany, and The Netherlands. The transaction builds the relationship between Investec and Capitalmind, representing an acceleration of both firms’ advisory strategies.
Investec’s parent company, Investec plc, is dual-listed in London and Johannesburg. Investec’s banking business works with growth companies, institutions, and private equity funds, providing clients with capital, advice, and treasury risk management. Capitalmind is a leading European financial advisory firm working with family businesses and entrepreneurs, private equity and corporates. The investment by Investec in minority stakes in each of the three entities provides Capitalmind with connectivity to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asia, and Africa; whilst Capitalmind connects Investec’s advisory business to most of Western Europe, including Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, and Switzerland.
Bird & Bird’s international Corporate team was led by UK Corporate partner Clive Hopewell (Picture), who was assisted by senior associate Richard Bloomfield and associate Charlotte Hart. The French investment was led by partner Gildas Louvel, who was assisted by associate Pierre Lagresle, the German investment was led by partner Dr. Kai Kerger who was assisted by associate Johanna Schindler and The Netherlands investment was led by partner Michiel Wurfbain who was assisted by partner and notary René Rieter, as well as associates Nikita Gommeren and Musa Dinc.
Involved fees earner: Richard Bloomfield – Bird & Bird; Musa Dinc – Bird & Bird; Nikita Gommeren – Bird & Bird; Charlotte Hart – Bird & Bird; Clive Hopewell – Bird & Bird; Kai Kerger – Bird & Bird; Pierre Lagresle – Bird & Bird; Gildas Louvel – Bird & Bird; René Rieter – Bird & Bird; Johanna Schindler – Bird & Bird; Michiel Wurfbain – Bird & Bird;
Law Firms: Bird & Bird;
Clients: Investec Bank Plc;