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CMS advises Partners Group on acquisition of majority stake in VSB Group, a full-service provider of renewable energy

22/01/2020

Hamburg – Swiss investment manager Partners Group has acquired a majority of the shares in the VSB Group, a full-service provider in the renewable energy sector. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is currently awaiting approval from the relevant authorities. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

As on previous occasions, an international CMS team led by partners Dr Holger Kraft and Dr Eckart Gottschalk advised Partners Group on all legal aspects of the transaction. In addition to the acquisition of the shares and associated due diligence, the advice included preparing and negotiating the transaction documentation and drafting the shareholder agreement. 

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager with approximately $94 billion of assets under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt.

Dresden-based VSB is a full-service provider in the renewable energy sector. Its core business is developing wind farms and photovoltaic parks internationally as well as handling operation, maintenance and repair. According to the company’s own figures, it has constructed more than 600 wind power and photovoltaic systems since 1996, with an installed capacity of around 900 MW and total investment of around EUR 1.3 billion. The group and its affiliated companies employ 300 people across 19 locations.

CMS Germany

Dr Holger Kraft, Lead Partner
Dr Eckart Gottschalk, Lead Partner
Matthias Sethmann, Principal Counsel 
Kai Ostermann, Counsel 
Laura Moosleitner, Senior Associate
Dr Clemens Völschow, Senior Associate
Dr Susanne Keck, Senior Associate 
Dr Constantin Lentz, Associate, all Corporate M&A
Dr Fritz von Hammerstein, Partner
Dr Hans Fabian Kiderlen, Counsel
Dr Insa Nutzhorn, Counsel 
Dr Clara Volkert, Senior Associate
Christopher Schmeckel, Associate
Cihan Cömert, Associate, all Real Estate & Public 
Dr Marc Riede, Partner 
Nicolai Bischof, Associate, both Banking & Finance
Petra Goldenbaum, Counsel, Intellectual Property
Dorothée Janzen, Partner, Commercial
Dr Heino Büsching, Partner
Dr Martin Mohr, Counsel, both Tax law
Dr Philipp Nonnenmühlen, Senior Associate
Sünye Akay, Associate, both Labor, Employment & Pensions
Edris Trabzadah, Legal Consultant 
Steven Washington, Legal Consultant, both Smart Operations

CMS France

Jean-Robert Bousquet, Partner
Caroline Froger-Michon, Partner
Alexandre Morel, Partner
Celine Cloche-Dubois, Partner
Geoffrey Levesque
Sadri Desenne-Djoudi
Caroline Buyse
Aurélie Parchet
Clotilde Laborde
Margaux Deuchler

CMS Poland

Łukasz Szatkowski, Partner
Mikolaj Markiewicz
Anis Ben Amer
Wojciech Szopiński
Konrad Leszko
Rafal Burda
Jakub Rykowski
Mateusz Mazur
Paweł Ura
Patrycja Styczyńska

CMS Luxembourg

Sylvain Elias, Partner
Aurélia Budzik
Mélody Brunot

Notary's office

Dr Matthias Kleiser, Notariat an den Alsterarkaden (Hamburg)

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