ALD Automotive’s Acquisition of Fleetpool

McDermott Will & Emery has advised the shareholders of Fleetpool on the deal. Bird & Bird advised ALD Automotive.

ALD Automotive announced the acquisition of Fleetpool entirety, including its fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles. The acquisition is subject to clearance by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Cologne-based Fleetpool Group is the market leader in the field of fully digital car subscription services and a provider of future-oriented mobility solutions. Since its founding in 2008, Fleetpool has established itself as a successful partner of renowned companies and automobile manufacturers. The company has built up and successfully established numerous of its own brands, including eazycars, like2drive and CONQAR.

ALD is a leading global provider of mobility solutions and offers full-service leasing and fleet management services in 43 countries to large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises and private individuals. With 6,700 employees around the globe, ALD manages 1.76 million vehicles.

The McDermott team advising the shareholders of Fleetpool was led by Jan Hückel (Picture; Corporate) in Düsseldorf and included Marcus Fischer (Tax, Frankfurt), Oliver Hahnelt and Nikolas Koutsós (Finance, Frankfurt). Alexander Hoppe (Corporate) also advised.

The Bird & Bird team included partners Gildas Louvel (Paris) and Dr. Stefanie Orttmann, LL.M. (Düsseldorf) joint lead, associates Jan Medele, Dr. Dominic Poster, Felix Spindler (all Düsseldorf) and Jasmine Javault (Paris), all Corporate/M&A, partners Dr. Stephan Waldheim (Düsseldorf), Vojtech Chloupek (Prague) and Thomas Oster (Paris), associates Maren Steiert, Tamy Tietze (both Düsseldorf) and Jiri Švejda (Prague), all EU & Competition, partners Dr. Miriam Ballhausen (Hamburg) and Lennart Schüßler, counsel Lea Noemi Mackert, LL.M. and associate Lars Garling (all Düsseldorf) all Tech & Comms/Commercial, partner Dr. Catharina Klumpp, LL.M. and associate Meike Brecklinghaus (both Düsseldorf, Employment), partner Dr. Matthias Winter and associate Pascal Leitmann (both Frankfurt, Finance & Financial Regulation), partner Dr. Philipp Egler (Frankfurt, Dispute Resolution), counsel Dr. Constantin Eikel (IP, Düsseldorf).

Involved fees earner: Miriam Ballhausen – Bird & Bird; Meike Brecklinghaus – Bird & Bird; Vojtech Chloupek – Bird & Bird; Philipp Egler – Bird & Bird; Constantin Eikel – Bird & Bird; Lars Garling – Bird & Bird; Jasmine Javault – Bird & Bird; Catharina Klumpp – Bird & Bird; Pascal Leitmann – Bird & Bird; Gildas Louvel – Bird & Bird; Lea Noemi Mackert – Bird & Bird; Jan Medele – Bird & Bird; Stefanie Orttmann – Bird & Bird; Thomas Oster – Bird & Bird; Dominic Poster – Bird & Bird; Lennart Schüssler – Bird & Bird; Felix Spindler – Bird & Bird; Maren Steiert – Bird & Bird; Jiri Švejda – Bird & Bird; Tamy Tietze – Bird & Bird; Stephan Waldheim – Bird & Bird; Matthias Winter – Bird & Bird; Marcus Fischer – McDermott Will & Emery; Oliver Hahnelt – McDermott Will & Emery; Alexander Hoppe – McDermott Will & Emery; Jan Hückel – McDermott Will & Emery; Nikolas Koutsós – McDermott Will & Emery;

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