Noerr successfully advises KPS Capital Partners in merger control proceedings before EU Commission


With a team led by Brussels-based partner Jens Peter Schmidt and Fabian Hübener, Noerr has represented US private equity sponsor KPS Capital Partners and its affiliate Speira in merger control proceedings before the European Commission. The EU Commission has approved the acquisition of the European business of the Real Alloy Group subject to conditions.

Acting as transactional lead counsel, Noerr advised KPS Capital Partners and Speira with a team led by Tibor Fedke and Benedikt Vogt already on their acquisition of the European business of Real Alloy Group (press release of 22 February 2022).

The Real Alloy Group is a market leading company in aluminium recycling and specification alloy production, with operations in Germany, Norway, France and the UK. The parties addressed the Commission’s concerns by offering to sell recycling facilities in the UK and France.

Advisors to KPS Capital Partners: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Jens Peter Schmidt (partner), Fabian Hübener (associated partner, both Antitrust & Competition/Merger Control, Brussels), Tibor Fedke (partner, Berlin), Benedikt Vogt (associated partner, Dusseldorf, both Corporate/M&A), Emilia Etz (associate, Antitrust & Competition/Merger Control, Brussels), Jochen Hegener (associate), Raphael Reims (senior associate, both Antitrust & Competition/Merger Control, Munich)