Baker McKenzie advised the shareholders of Infrareal GmbH on the sale of all shares in the company to Swiss Life Asset Managers and Gelsenwasser. Infrareal is the owner and operator of two prime life science-focused industrial parks in Marburg and Jena, Germany and helps its clients focus on their core manufacturing and R&D competencies.
As with the management buy-out more than 16 years ago, in which the shareholders had acquired the shares from Sanofi at the time, Baker McKenzie again advised the shareholders on all legal aspects of the transaction with a team lead by Dr. Thomas Gilles.
Swiss Life Asset Managers is one of Europe's leading infrastructure asset managers, with EUR 5.8 billion in infrastructure assets alone.
Gelsenwasser AG is a listed German infrastructure and utility company. In addition to water, gas and electricity supply and wastewater disposal, its areas of activity also include services for infrastructure, renewable energies, digital grids and neighborhood concepts.
Legal advisor to Infrareal GmbH:
Corporate/M&A: Dr. Thomas Gilles (partner, Frankfurt), Dr. Markus Mörtel (senior associate, Frankfurt)
Corporate/M&A/RE: Dr. Florian Thamm (partner, Frankfurt), Dr. Daniel Bork (counsel, Dusseldorf), Jessica Köhler (associate, Frankfurt), Yixin Yang (associate, Frankfurt)
Banking & Finance: Dr. Oliver Socher (partner, Frankfurt) Commercial/Trade: Dr. Johannes Teichmann (partner, Frankfurt), Dr. Ingmar Oltmanns (senior associate, Frankfurt)
Public Law: Dr. Claire Dietz-Polte (partner, Berlin), Dr. Janet Butler (counsel, Berlin)
Employment: Dr. Sebastian Pfrang (associate, Frankfurt)
IT: Dr. Tobias Born (senior associate, Frankfurt)