Hogan Lovells advises RiverRock on its investment in Eliance

12 November 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP (“RiverRock”) on its acquisition of a large minority stake in Eliance Holding (“Eliance”), a leading player and provider of aerial services in critical social areas such as firefighting, medical emergencies, search and rescue, and engineering and maintenance. In partnership with the existing shareholders, RiverRock will look to support Eliance developing and accelerating its growth and reaching its potential critical mass in Spain and abroad.

Hogan Lovells Luxembourg has previously advised RiverRock on the investments made by RiverRock Brownfield Infrastructure Fund 1 (“RBIF1”) in Europe, including the acquisitions of Exterimmo in France; a stake in Hospital of Vigo from Concessia; and the agreement for the sale of 80% of Iridium’s shareholdings in 11 police stations in Spain.

Since RBIF1’s launch in 2018, the fund specialises in the investment and management of equity participation in small and medium-sized operational government-related infrastructure assets located in the Euro area, targeting long-term investments with construction companies, strategic operators, and public clients.

For the investment in Eliance, the Hogan Lovells team co-led by Gérard Neiens (tax partner) in Luxembourg and Lucas Osorio (corporate partner) in Madrid, included:

  • in Luxembourg: Alexander Koch (partner), Benoit Serraf (senior associate) and Pierre-Luc Wolff (senior associate).
  • in Madrid: Javier Gazulla (partner), Alejandro Moscoso del Prado (senior associate), Maitane Lozano (associate) and Carlos Beltran (associate).

Please find more details on the transaction here.


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