Ingrid Wijnmalen (née Knollmeyer)

Partner, Frankfurt



Ingrid is a partner in the Firm's Corporate/M&A group and specializes in M&A and private equity transactions. Representing corporate clients and financial investors, she also provides advice on a range of corporate law matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Ingrid is an experienced M&A practicioner who supports clients with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital investments and joint ventures. Recent matters include transactions for Daimler, Faurecia, Nestlé, Triton and Zur Rose.

Based in Frankfurt, Ingrid also spent time in the Firm's Palo Alto office as well as in the Legal M&A department of a leading global food and beverage company since joining White & Case in 2010.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
University of Saarland


Representation of Faurecia Exhaust International SAS, a subsidiary of Faurecia S.A., on its acquisition of Hug Engineering AG from ElringKlinger AG and a minority shareholder. Hug is a market leader and one of the largest players worldwide in complete exhaust gas purification systems for engines above 750hp, and has subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the US.

Representation of DocMorris Holding GmbH, holding entity of the DocMorris Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zur Rose Group AG, on its acquisition of online pharmacy Vitalsana B.V. and pharmaceutical distributor ApDG GmbH from the Ströer Group.

Representation of WernerCo, a Triton portfolio company, on its acquisition of ZARGES Group. The seller is a consortium consisting of funds managed by Baird Capital and Granville, VR Equitypartner and the management team of ZARGES.

Advising the shareholders of ControlExpert GmbH, a disruptive technology service provider to the car insurance industry and Europe's largest InsurTech company, in its strategic partnership with private equity fund General Atlantic.

Representation of Nestlé Deutschland AG on the acquisition of a majority in Terra Canis GmbH, a German manufacturer of premium natural pet food, from a consortium of early-stage VC investors, business angels and the founder, who remains as minority shareholder and managing director of the company.

Advising French private equity house Motion Equity partners on its acquisition of the Omni-Pac Group, a European leader in the manufacturing of molded fibre poultry packaging products, from New Zealand's Rank Group.

Advising private equity firm IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of Hamburg-based ZytoService Group, a leading compounder of pharmaceuticals for patient-individualised infusions, from the founders and Capiton.

Advising the family shareholders of Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese, a leading producer of frozen cakes, pies and pastries, on the sale of the company to Dr. August Oetker KG.

Advising the Italian IMA Group on the acquisition of an 80 percent interest in OYSTAR Group, a group of companies active in the dairy and food packaging business, from private equity firm Odewald & Compagnie.

Advising Nestlé Deutschland AG on the sale of the infant nutrition brands Alete and Milasan and their factory in the Bavarian town of Weiding to German investment group BWK GmbH and private investor Horst Jostock.

Advising Huhtamäki Oyj, a global packaging company headquartered in Finland, on the €141 million divestment of its Films business to DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by the private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

Advising Nordic Capital Fund VIII on the acquisition of a majority stake in GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland from international private equity advisory group IK Investment Partners.

Advising Clariant on the sale of its global Leather Services business to Stahl, a chemicals group based in the Netherlands.

Advising Texas based Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. on the acquisition of Blohm + Voss Oil Tools from London based private equity firm STAR Capital Partners Limited.

Advising German SME investor Halder and several other co-investors on the sale of their majority shareholding in VAG-Armaturen GmbH to Rexnord LLC.

Advising the European mid-market private equity firm Motion Equity Partners LLP (formerly Cognetas) on the sale of the automotive supplier ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH to Magna International Inc.

Advising Motion Equity Partners LLP (formerly Cognetas) on the sale of the automotive supplier KSM Castings to the Chinese CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.