Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised global healthcare group Fresenius on its divestment of fertility services provider Eugin Group to a consortium of global fertility group IVI RMA (a KKR portfolio company) and GED Capital for up to € 500 million including earn-outs. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Image: Bosco Montejo, Miriam Pérez-Schafer, David Franco and Raquel Flórez (Freshfields Madrid partners).
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Eugin Group is a global leader in fertility and reproduction services with 69 clinics in Europe, the US, Canada and Latin America. IVI RMA will acquire the North America operations of Eugin Group while GED Capital will acquire the business in Europe and Latin America.
From the Madrid team: tax advice was provided by partners Bosco Montejo (tax, Madrid) and senior associates Alvaro Fernández (tax, Madrid). Spanish legal advice is being provided by partners Miriam Pérez-Schafer (corporate, Madrid), David Franco (corporate, Madrid) and Raquel Flórez (P&R, Madrid), of counsel Ignacio Borrego (corporate, Madrid) as well as associates Leticia Calbacho, Miguel Ángel Calvo and Telmo Iriondo.
Freshfields is advising Fresenius on all legal aspects of the transaction, working with Fresenius’ in-house legal and tax teams led by Jan Winzen (director Legal M&A/transformation), Lukas Fleck (legal counsel) and Jürgen Riess (vice president international taxes).
The Freshfields core team is led by corporate partners Lars Meyer (corporate, Frankfurt/Berlin) and Olga Stürmer (corporate, Frankfurt), counsel Xiaoguang Cai (corporate, Berlin) and associate Laura Ashoff (corporate, Berlin), supported by associate Tainá Moreira de Araújio (corporate, Frankfurt) and senior transaction lawyer Elsy Stephanie Sedano Rojas (hub, Berlin). Tax advice is being provided by partners Joe Soltis (tax, New York) and Tanja Walter-Yadegardjam (tax, Frankfurt) and Emily Szasz (tax, London). US advice is being provided by partner John Fisher (corporate, Silicon Valley) and associates Scot Connor, Dylan O’Connor, Joshua Samuel (corporate, New York) and Kristen Stidham (P&R, New York), with additional advice from senior associate Elliott Fosséprez (corporate, Brussels). Antitrust and foreign investment advice is being provided by partner Uta Itzen (competition, Dusseldorf), counsel Mariusz Motyka-Mojkowski (competition, Berlin) and senior associate Niklas Andree (competition, Dusseldorf).
The core team further includes partners Sabrina Kulenkamp (corporate, Frankfurt) and Michael Ramb (DR, Dusseldorf/Berlin), counsel Philipp Lehmann (corporate, Hamburg), senior associates Eva-Maria Hoyler (Corporate, Frankfurt), Judith Römer (P&R, Hamburg), Sebastian Breder (real estate, Frankfurt), Andreas Thümmler (finance, Frankfurt) and Tristan Kalenborn (regulatory, Düsseldorf) and associate Vivane Cismak (corporate, Frankfurt).