Cuatrecasas advises Mutares on acquiring Efacec

Cuatrecasas has advised Mutares, a German listed private equity holding company, on the acquisition of Efacec Power Solutions. Operating in the energy, electric mobility, engineering, and transport sectors, Efacec is an innovative Portuguese technology company with a strong international presence. In July 2020, the Portuguese Government nationalized a 71.73% stake in Efacec and the re-privatization agreement was signed between Parpública and Mutares today.

The legal team advising Mutares was led by the co-coordinating partner of the Cuatrecasas Corporate and M&A Practice Area in Portugal, Mariana Norton dos Reis, with the support of associates João von Funcke and Sofia S. Alves from the same practice area. Other members of the team included the co-coordinating partner of the Public Law practice area, Lourenço Vilhena de Freitas, assisted by associate Inês Régio from the same practice area, and partner of the Banking and Finance practice area, Manuel Requicha Ferreira, assisted by senior associate Ana Guedes Teixeira.

Cuatrecasas worked closely with the Mutares in-house team which included Santiago San Antonio (Head of Iberia), Constantin Terzago (Managing Director), Jan Thöle (General Counsel), Denis Ahluwalia (Head of Tax), Mariana Lopez Briales (Investment Manager), Julia Hellwig (Tax Manager) and Jacobo Llorente Dominguez (Analyst).

Michael Heron