VINCI Energies’ Acquisition of INP Deutschland’s Interest in INP North America


DLA Piper has advised INP Deutschland GmbH, an owner-run engineering company, on the sale of 55 per cent of its shares in INP North America Inc. The buyer is VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH, a global construction and concessions company part of the French VINCI Group. DLA Piper advised INP Deutschland on the SPA mark up and all negotiations.

The buyer is VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH, a global construction and concessions company part of the French VINCI Group. DLA Piper advised INP Deutschland on the SPA mark up and all negotiations.

INP Deutschland GmbH is an owner-managed engineering company headquartered in Römerberg, Germany. Founded in 1989 as Nicklas & Partner GmbH, the company, led by Georg Jester and Knut Mertens, provides support for projects around the world in the fields of process control and automation technology, electrical energy technology, machine and welding technology, thermal process engineering as well as construction and infrastructure projects.

INP North America Inc. is an unlisted public company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA), based in Alpharetta. The company has subsidiaries in Mexico (INP Mexico S.A. de C.V.) and Canada (INP Canada Inc.) and is engaged in the construction of power plants, steel mills and automotive plants for customers in the US, Mexico and Canada.

The Hamburg-based DLA Piper team was led by Corporate partner Dr Nils Krause (Picture), assisted by senior associate Dr Jan-Philipp Meier and associate Ronja Hecker. International support was provided by Corporate partners Dan Rollman in Atlanta and Jorge Benejam in Mexico City, as well as Edmonton-based Real Estate partner Rachel Hamilton, and their respective teams.

Involved fees earner: Nils Krause – DLA Piper; Jan-Philipp Meier – DLA Piper; Ronja Hecker – DLA Piper; Daniel Rollman – DLA Piper; Jorge Benejam – DLA Piper; Rachel Hamilton – DLA Piper;

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