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CMS advises HNA Group on sale of TIP Trailer Services to I Squared Capital

13 November 2018

CMS advised HNA Group, a global conglomerate focused on aviation, tourism, logistics and financial services, on the high value sale of TIP Trailer Services to I Squared Capital, a New York-headquartered private equity firm focusing on global infrastructure investments. 

Headquartered in Amsterdam and operating in 17 countries, TIP provides trailer leasing and rental, maintenance, repair and value-added solutions to transportation and logistics customers. It is one of the leading companies in its field, in markets across Europe including Germany, the UK, Italy, France, Spain and the Benelux countries, as well as Canada. Since its founding in 1993, HNA Group has evolved from a regional airline based on Hainan Island in southern China into a global company with over USD 145 billion in assets and more than USD 100 billion in annual revenues based on 2017 figures, primarily across America, Europe and Asia.

After the transaction documents were signed in May 2018, the sale involved a complex pre-completion reorganisation and the CMS team, including in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, worked across time-zones to ensure the deal was completed on time.

The cross-border CMS team advising HNA was led by Graham Conlon and Valentina Santambrogio.

CMS Czech Republic

Ana Radnev, Partner, Banking and Finance

CMS France

Francois Coutard, Partner, Employment and Pensions  
Jean Thomas Heintz, Partner, Corporate/M&A
Marie Debruyne, Associate, Employment and Pensions 
Tristan Poncet, Associate, Employment and Pensions 

CMS Hong Kong

Shirley Lau, Partner, Corporate/M&A and Commercial
Calvin Leung, Senior Legal Manager, Banking and Finance
Vivian Tse, Associate, Corporate/M&A
Ophelia Ma, Paralegal
Stephanie Shing, Paralegal

CMS Netherlands

Eduard Scheenstra, Partner, Banking and Finance
Martijn van der Bie, Partner, Corporate/M&A and Banking and Finance
Barbara Veldmaat, Partner, Employment and Pensions 
Gilbert Joskin, Of Counsel, Tax
Christian Delgado, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A
Elisabeth Von Meijenfeldt, Deputy civil-law notary, Corporate/M&A
Kirsten van Vliet, Junior civil-law notary, Corporate/M&A
Tjeerd Hoekstra, Associate, Employment and Pensions
Tim Wilms, Associate, Employment and Pensions 

CMS Romania

Elena Andrei, Associate, Corporate/M&A

CMS UK

Jenny Allan, Partner, Banking and Finance
Aaron Fairhurst, Partner, Tax
Caroline Hobson, Partner, Competition
Caroline Barr, Senior Associate, Banking and Finance
Nicole Gyring-Nielsen, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A
Valentina Santambrogio, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A
Jamie Burgess, Associate, Corporate/M&A
Simon Howley, Associate, Corporate/M&A
John Kontogeorges, Associate, Competition
Leo Mikros, Associate, Corporate/M&A
Jason Todd, Associate, Tax
Jennifer Watt, Associate, Corporate/M&A
Katy Baker, Legal Executive, Tax
Theodora-Svetlana Sarkisian, Paralegal
Julian Goering, Trainee
Alan Omogbai, Trainee
Jennifer Smith, Trainee 
Jennifer Tambe, Trainee 

CMS Ukraine

Graham Conlon, Partner, Corporate/M&A
Diana Pysarenko, Trainee, Corporate/M&A

CMS Singapore

Charlotte Holder, Associate, Corporate/M&A

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