Hogan Lovells advises Stumpf Group on minority investment by funds managed by BDT Capital Partners in Exyte Group

Press releases | 21 November 2022

Led by Frankfurt-based partners Matthias Jaletzke and Nikolai Sokolov and Munich-based partner Peter Huber, global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised, together with a Freshfields team led by Duesseldorf-based partner Gregor von Bonin, M+W Group GmbH and Austrian Stumpf Group, direct and indirect shareholders of German-based Exyte Group, a global leader in the design, engineering, and delivery of high-tech facilities, on the sale of a significant minority interest to funds managed by US merchant bank BDT Capital Partners LLC. 

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Exyte's previous sole (indirect) owner Georg Stumpf will remain the majority shareholder of the Group, which offers a full range of services from consulting to turnkey solutions in markets such as semiconductors, batteries, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and data centers. The closing of the transaction will occur upon receipt of the required regulatory approvals.

The teams of Hogan Lovells and Freshfields have advised M+W Group GmbH and Stumpf Group on all legal aspects regarding the transaction.

Hogan Lovells team for M+W Group / Stumpf Group

Dr Matthias Jaletzke (Lead Partner, Frankfurt), Peter Huber (Partner, Munich), Nikolai Sokolov (Partner, Frankfurt), Alexandra Willm (Senior Associate, Frankfurt), Philip Förster (Associate, Munich), Alessa Mackensen (Associate, Munich), Konstantin Weber (Associate) Jennifer Hofmann (Associate), Varinia Keßler (Associate, Dusseldorf) (all Corporate/M&A);

Dr Falk Schöning (Partner, Brussels), Adrian Emch (Partner, Beijing), Christopher Peacock (Senior Associate, London), Dr Philipp Heuser (Senior Associate, Brussels), Stefan Kirwitzke (Associate, Brussels), Stelios Charitopoulos (Associate, London), Ying Tang (Associate, Beijing), Nicolas Riemann (Trainee, Brussels), Madalena Marques (Trainee, Brussels) (all Regulatory);

Prof Dr Michael Schlitt (Partner), Mark Devlin (Counsel), Christian Schröder (Associate) (all Capital Markets, Frankfurt);

Bianca Engelmann (Partner), Dr Antonia Wolf (Senior Associate) (both Finance, Frankfurt);

Dr Ingmar Dörr (Partner, Tax, Munich);

Dr Tim Joppich (Partner, Employment, Dusseldorf);

David Bamberg (Counsel, IP, Munich);

Annika Lind (Associate, Real Estate, Frankfurt).