Noerr advises Danish financial investor on forming a pan-European corporate group
Noerr has advised the Danish financial investor Axcel on several pan-European acquisitions of high tech suppliers to the meat-processing industry and the formation of a global industry market leader. Axcel is investing in the companies SFK LEBLANC, Attec, ITEC and Carometec via the Axcel IV fund.
The companies acquired were bought by various seller groups in Germany and Denmark. They operate across Europe and are owner-managed, except for SKF LEBLANC. SKF LEBLANC has been owned to date by the investment companies Maj Invest and Nimbus. Total turnover at all four companies is around €150 million.
The buyers were advised by the law firm Gorrissen Federspiel in their domestic market of Denmark. The cross-border Noerr team led by Dr Tibor Fedke and Robert Korndörfer gave legal advice to Axcel in several jurisdictions. The engagement covered the German, Polish and Russian aspects of the transactions. In Germany, the team advised both on the acquisition of the company ITEC and on the German legal aspects of the acquisition financing; in Poland, Noerr acted as local counsel in the Attec and Carometec transactions; and in Russia, Noerr advised on the antitrust law aspects of acquiring SFK LEBLANC.
Advisors to Axcel: Noerr
Dr Tibor Fedke (lead, Corporate/M&A, Berlin), Dr Thomas Schulz (Private Equity & Venture Capital, London), Dr Tom Beckerhoff (Finance, Frankfurt), Dr Michael Bergmann (Antitrust), Dr Tobias Bosch (IP & Telecommunications, both Berlin), Dr Mansur Pour Rafsendjani (Commercial, Munich), Dr Stefan Schwab (Employment, Berlin), David Zafra Carollo (Real Estate, Düsseldorf)
Asscoiates: Robert Korndörfer (lead, Corporate/M&A, London), Michael Brandl (Private Equity & Venture Capital, Munich), Florian Felix Marquardt (Tax), Dr Clemens Schönemann (Real Estate, both Berlin), Manuela Kirchner (Commercial, Munich), Sascha Pres (IP), Felix Jannasch (IT, both Berlin)
Noerr Warsaw: Krzysztof Banaszek (Corporate/M&A)
Noerr Moscow: Hannes Lubitzsch (lead for Russia), Artem Kara (Antitrust)
Denmark: Gorrissen Federspiel (Copenhagen)
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