E+H advised Altor Funds, a Stockholm-based private equity fund focused on investing in and developing mid-sized companies, on the acquisition of a majority stake in VTU Group GmbH, a leading Austrian life sciences and green transition process technology company. The closing is subject to regulatory approval.
VTU was founded in Graz in 1990 and is today a leader in the fields of life sciences, fine chemicals industry and Green Transition projects. They advise along the entire value chain of investment projects and support their clients with more than 1,200 employees in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Romania and Belgium.
Advice was provided together with Milbank LLP, which covered the German aspects of the deal, while E+H advised on Austrian law issues. Lead counsel was Michael Bernhardt (partner at Milbank, Corporate/M&A) as well as Philipp Schrader (partner at E+H, Corporate + M&A) and Steve Jeitler (attorney-at-law (“ständiger Substitut”) at E+H, Corporate + M&A).
Lead: Philipp Schrader (partner, Corporate + M&A), Steve Jeitler (attorney-at-law (“ständiger Substitut”), Corporate + M&A)
Further: Helmut Liebel (partner, IP/IT), Jana Eichmeyer (partner, Employment Law), Laurenz Liedermann (partner, Banking + Finance), René Renner (associate, Banking+ Finance) , Titus Kahr (associate, Regulatory), Florian Vidreis (associate, Corporate + M&A), Adrian Walser (associate, Employment Law)
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