Global law firm White & Case LLP advised H.I.G. European Capital Partners on its newly formed Green Building Group subsidiary and its acquisition of a majority stake in the Austro-German Hanlo Group, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of energy-efficient prefabricated houses. The acquisition is a joint investment with Solidus Partners LLP, the investment firm of Philippe Graf von Stauffenberg.
H.I.G. Europe is the European arm of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of capital under management and eight offices worldwide, focusing on small and medium-sized companies.
With the acquisition of the Hanlo Group, the aim of H.I.G. Europe and Solidus Partners is to establish the Green Building Group as a European leader in environmentally friendly prefabricated construction through strong internal growth and future acquisitions.
Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem, partner of White & Case in Munich, commented: "H.I.G. is a long-time client of White & Case. This investment in Central Europe was a highly complex German-Austrian private equity transaction involving the acquisition of a total of nine companies. We are pleased that we have been able to assist in its successful completion."
The Munich team of White & Case was led by Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem (M&A/Private Equity) and comprised local partner Florian Hirschmann (M&A/Private Equity), partner Dr. Tobias von Tucher (Intellectual Property/IT), local partner Dr. Michael Kunze (Tax) and associates Katharina Rank (M&A/Private Equity), Dr. Susanne Weckbach (Intellectual Property/IT) and Daniel Müller (Finance).
As part of H.I.G. Europe's acquisition of Hanlo and its nine operating companies, completed simultaneously in Germany and Austria, Dr. Clemens Schindler and other lawyers of the Vienna law firm Wolf Theiss advised on Austrian law.
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