Ingrid Wijnmalen

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 advises clients on their significant and complex transactions, often involving carve-outs and multiple jurisdictions, in a broad range of sectors.

Ingrid is an experienced M&A practitioner who regularly advises clients on cross-border business activities between German- and French-speaking countries. Ingrid has developed a significant track record in the food and beverages, automotive and general industrials sectors and is part of the Consumer & Retail Industry Group’s leadership team. She has been called upon to advise major clients such as Nestlé, Pernod Ricard, Forvia and Toyota Industries Corporation.

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.

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


Advising SigmaRoc plc on the acquisition of CRH plc's European lime businesses for a total deal value of approximately €1 billion.

Advising Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its SAS Cockpit Modules division to automotive supplier MOTHERSON Group.

Ideal Standard Group
Advising the shareholders of Ideal Standard Group on its sale to Villeroy & Boch AG for approximately €600 million.

Advising Nestlé on (i.) the acquisition of a majority stake in Ankerkraut group, a Hamburg-based manufacturer of spices and spice mixtures and (ii.) the acquisition of a minority stake in YFood Labs GmbH, a founder-led pioneer on the German "smart food" market, offering in particular ready-to-drink meal replacements as well as other convenience food products.

Advising Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, a German-based private equity investor, on (i.) the sale of its portfolio company Special Melted Products Limited (SMP) for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million to Italian investor Cogne Acciai Speciali S.p.A. and (ii.) the acquisition of the non-filtration business of MANN+HUMMEL Group.

Nexi Group
Advising Nexi Group, an Italy-based PayTech company engaged in Merchant Services & Solutions, Cards & Digital Payments and Digital Banking Solutions, on its acquisition of a stake in Computop Paygate GmbH, a German payment services provider processing transactions with an annual volume of around US$30 billion.

Advising ABB, a leading global technology company that is active in the fields of electrification, robotics, automation and motion, on the separation of Accelleron Industries Ltd in preparation for its spin-off and listing on SIX Swiss Exchange.

Toyota Industries
Advising Toyota Industries Representation of Toyota Industries Corporation on the acquisition of all shares in viastore group, a global provider of comprehensive intralogistics solutions based in Stuttgart with subsidiaries in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France and the Czech Republic.

Advising Thinksurance, a Frankfurt-based InsurTech offering a digital platform solution dedicated to commercial and industrial insurance, on its €22 million Series B-2 funding round, led by Segenia Capital.

Advising Paysafe on its acquisition of German fintech company viafintech. Paysafe is a leading specialized payments platform which enables businesses and consumers to transact through payment processing, digital wallet and online cash solutions.

Lumos Investment Holdings / PRO Unlimited Global Netherlands
Advising Lumos Investment Holdings LP and its subsidiary PRO Unlimited Global Netherlands, B.V. in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Brainnet group, a Netherlands-based Managed Service Provider.

Advising Galderma on the sale of Bübchen to Dallmann's Pharma GmbH, a Katjes International GmbH & Co. KG company. Bübchen is a German collection of kids and baby care products. Under the terms of the transaction, Dallmann's Pharma is acquiring the Bübchen business, including the Bübchen brand and its dedicated manufacturing site in Germany.

Pernod Ricard
Advising Pernod Ricard on the acquisition of the remaining stake in Monkey 47 from its founders. Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits and initially acquired a majority stake in 2016.

Advising Nestlé in connection with several transactions, including (i) the creation of a joint venture with Casa Tarradellas, with their respective stakes 40% and 60%, to include the Herta charcuterie (cold cuts and meat-based products), which is available in six European countries and the Herta dough business in France and Belgium, (ii) the sale of its dairy and waters businesses in Uzbekistan to the France-based Lactalis group, (iii) 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, and (iv) 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 Easyfairs on (i) the acquisition of Stuttgart-based Untitled Exhibitions GmbH, whose portfolio of events includes All About Automation, four regional trade fairs focused on industrial automation, and (ii) the acquisition of Clarion Events Deutschland GmbH, a leading organizer of industrial trade shows in the mechanical engineering industry in Germany.

Advising Colisée Group, a French elderly care service provider backed by private equity sponsor IK Investment Partners, on (i) the acquisition of 100% of the share capital in Belgian Armonea Group, to become the fourth largest senior housing service provider in Europe, and (ii) the sale of DPUW Deutsche Pflege und Wohnen GmbH and its subsidiaries (DPUW) by Armonea Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Colisée Group, to a portfolio company of Trilantic Capital Partners. DPUW operates 14 nursing homes in Germany.

Alder Fund
Advising Swedish investor Alder Fund I AB in connection with several transactions, including (i) the acquisition by its portfolio company Gasmet Technologies Oy of Austria-based MonitoringSystems GmbH, (ii) the sale of Gasmet Technologies Oy to Nederman Holding AB, and (iii) the sale of the majority stake in r2p GmbH, including a call option over Open Access Pty Ltd, to HQ Capital.

Valedo Partners
Advising Valedo Partners through its portfolio company Norva24 on the acquisition of ExRohr, a German sewage and industrial services company group.

Advising 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.

Advising 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.

Shareholders of ControlExpert
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.

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

Awards and Recognition

Highly recommended Lawyer for M&A, JUVE Law Directory 2023/2024

Best Lawyer Germany in Private Equity Law, Handelsblatt 2023