CMS advises Axians on the acquisition of Infocontrol´s Energy business

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has advised Axians on the acquisition of Infocontrol-Eletrónica e Automatismo´s Energy Systems business unit

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut advised Axians, a brand of VINCI Energies dedicated to information and communication technologies and to the challenge of digital transformation, on the acquisition process of the Energy Systems business unit of Infocontrol – Eletrónica e Automatismo, S.A. Infocontrol – Eletrónica e Automatismo, S.A., founded in 1984, has an Energy Systems business unit dedicated to the development and commercialisation of energy quality and control systems.

The company has a team of highly qualified collaborators dedicated to integration, exclusively for the national market, of leading international partners in various areas where they develop activities. This team uses differentiated digital tools to improve the performance, security and reliability of the operation of electricity networks, in the current context of energy transition and global call for environmental sustainability.

Pedro Afonso, CEO of VINCI Energies Portugal, said: “We are very pleased to announce this acquisition, despite the context in which we live. This is yet another activity to complete our offer in the Utilities sector, both in Portugal and in the countries where we operate. VINCI Energies moves towards long-term investments with an emphasis on sustainability. Therefore, we are going to start working closely with our new colleagues to carry out this agenda for the future. We are very proud to welcome this team, which has proven over the years the ability to reinvent itself and to help transform and improve the activity of its customers.”

CMS´ team was led by Corporate and Banking partner Francisco Xavier de Almeida (pictured) and involved senior associate Tiago Valente de Oliveira, and associates António Magalhães e Menezes and André Guimarães.

Infocontrol was advised by Lopes Barata & Associados managing partner Diogo Lopes Barata.

Antonio Jimenez Morato