Hogan Lovells advises Rolls-Royce on sale of off-highway engines business to Deutz

Hogan Lovells advises Rolls-Royce on sale of off-highway engines business to Deutz

Press releases | 08 April 2024

Led by Munich partner Dr Nikolas Zirngibl, global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Friedrichshafen-based Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG on the sale of its off-highway engine business in the power range of up to 480 kW to Cologne-based Deutz AG. The purchase price lies in the high double-digit million euro range. The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2024, subject to the granting of regulatory approvals.

Subject of the transaction are the low power range diesel engines and engine systems based on Daimler technology, which are developed and manufactured by Daimler Truck AG for Rolls-Royce Power Systems according to its specifications and are mainly used in agricultural and forestry vehicles.

The sale of this business division is in line with Rolls-Royce's new strategy to position itself for the future. The Power Systems division will focus on the strategic growth areas of power generation, government business, marine and service as well as the future field of battery storage systems.

Hogan Lovells comprehensively advised Rolls-Royce Power Systems on all legal issues in the entire sales process.

Hogan Lovells team for Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

Dr Nikolas Zirngibl (Partner), Andreas Thun (Counsel), Dr Kilian Pfahl (Senior Associate), Hannah Luzia Wahl (Research Associate), Mark Vincent (Senior Associate), Wataru Kamoto (Partner), Yasuyuki Shirabe (Associate), Sherry Gong (Partner), Ying Tang (Paralegal) (Corporate/ M&A);

Dr Christoph Wünschmann (Partner), Dr Lukas Rengier (Counsel), Stefan Kirwitzke (Senior Associate), Dr Dennis Cukurov (Senior Associate) (Antitrust);

Dr Marcus Schreibauer (Partner), Sarah-Lena Kreutzmann (Counsel) (IP);

Dr Tim Joppich (Partner), Dr Justus Frank (Counsel), Imane Azdad (Associate), Francesca Lauro (Counsel), Elena Pellicano (Senior Associate) (Employment);

Bernd Klemm (Partner), Thomas Frank (Senior Associate) (Pensions);

Dr Falk Loose (Counsel), Dr Andreas Eggert (Counsel) (Tax);

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (Inhouse)

Tanja Friedrich (Senior Legal Counsel)

Matthias Kugelmann (Project Director M&A and Strategic Partnerships)

Till Baumeister (Manager Corporate Strategy / M&A)

Sandra Keim (Senior Integration Manager)