Noerr advises KPS Capital Partners Portfolio Company Speira to Acquire and Integrate Real Alloy Europe


With a team led by Tibor Fedke and Benedikt Vogt, Noerr has advised KPS Capital Partners Portfolio Company Speira in the acquisition of the European Business of Real Alloy Group. Real Alloy Europe is a leading European aluminum recycling and special alloy producer with operations in Germany, Norway, France and the UK.

Noerr acted as European lead counsel in this transaction and was in particular responsible for coordinating with local counsel in Norway, France and UK its European aspects.

The acquisition of the European business of the Real Alloy Group marks the second transaction in the aluminum business in which KPS Capital Partners has relied on advice from Noerr. Last year, a Noerr team, also led by Tibor Fedke and Benedikt Vogt, advised KPS Capital Partners on its acquisition of Speira (the cold rolling business of Norsk Hydro).

“We are pleased that we have once again been able to support our long-standing client KPS in a legally challenging transaction with an interdisciplinary team of experts,” said Tibor Fedke.

Advisors to KPS Capital Partners: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Team lead: Tibor Fedke (partner, Berlin), Benedikt Vogt (associated partner, Düsseldorf, Corporate/M&A)

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Benjamin Jahn, Marco Tucci (partner), Michael Wilhelm Weber (senior associate, Munich)
Patrick Mückl (partner, Düsseldorf)
Tabea Gutmann (associate, Berlin)

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Alexander Schilling (partner), Hannes Butz, Pinar Turkac-Christmann (senior associates, Frankfurt)

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Daniel Rücker (partner, Munich)
Lars Meyer (senior associate), David Nink (associate, Frankfurt)

Martin Geipel (partner, Berlin)

Philipp Buchs (senior associate), Meret Pettirsch (associate, Düsseldorf)

Christoph Rieken (partner), Katja Schmitt (senior associate, Munich)

Felix Muhl (partner), Jasmin Schulzweida (senior associate, Hamburg)
Diana Richter (senior associate, Munich)
Pieter Krüger (senior associate, Frankfurt)

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Gregor Barbers (partner), Henrik Dornscheidt (associated partner), Raphaël Hebecker (associate, Düsseldorf)

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Jens Peter Schmidt (partner), Fabian Hübener (associated partner), Philipp Studt-Tartarotti (senior associate, Brussels)
Bärbel Sachs (partner), Theresa Bachmann (associate, Berlin)
Jochen Christoph Hegener (associate, Munich)

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Holger Schmitz (partner, Berlin/Düsseldorf)
Joachim Rung (senior associate, Munich)

Carsten Heinz (partner, Berlin)
Thomas Bücheler (senior associate, Munich)

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Gide Loyrette Nouel (France)
MacFarlanes LLP (UK)
Wiersholm (Norway)

US lead counsel
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (New York/London)

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