LFPI’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in HQ Capital

CMS advised HQ Holding on the deal, while Dentons and Mosburg Legal advised LFPI Group.

HQ Holding, which is part of Harald Quandt (HQ), has sold a majority stake in private equity specialist HQ Capital to French alternative asset manager LFPI, having made a strategic agreement with LFPI for this purpose.

HQ will retain a significant long-term equity interest in HQ Capital. Over the past few months, HQ Holding and HQ Capital together with their shareholders examined strategic options for implementing the next stage in the company’s development as part of a generational change of shareholders. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Completion of the deal is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year and is currently awaiting regulatory approval.

The CMS team included Dr Hendrik Hirsch (Picture), Lead Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Dr Tobias Grau, Partner, Stuttgart; Dr Sabina Krispenz, Principal Counsel, Stuttgart; Dr Christian Zielonka, Counsel, Stuttgart; Maxine Notstain, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main; Dr Maximilian Stark, Associate, Frankfurt/Main; Simon Kirchner, Associate, Stuttgart, all Corporate/M&A; Dr Daniel Voigt, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Andrea München, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Charlotte Salathé, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main; Laura Bungart, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, all Banking & Finance; Stefan Lehr, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brussels, both Competition & EU; Philipp Lotze, Partner, Hamburg; Martin Kilgus, Counsel, Stuttgart; Theresa Lenger, Senior Associate, Hamburg, all TMC; Dr Thomas Link, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Steffen Preis, Associate, Frankfurt/Main, both Tax; Heinrich Schirmer, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Dr Franz Maurer, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, both Real Estate & Public; Dr Boris Alles, Partner, Frankfurt/Main, Labor, Employment & Pensions.

The Dentons team (Frankfurt, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong) included Dr. Volker Junghanns (Partner, Corporate/M&A, lead and coordination), Thomas Voss (Partner, Tax), Dr. René Grafunder (Partner, Competition and Antitrust), Dr. Holger Schelling (Partner, Financial Institutions Regulatory, all Frankfurt), Rich Williams (Partner, Tax, New York), Vivien Teu (Partner, Financial Institutions Regulatory, Hong Kong), Dr. Dominika Wojewska (Associate, Antitrust, Berlin).

The Mosburg Legal team (Wiesbaden) included Dr. Veit Denzer, Lead M&A Counsel.

Involved fees earner: Moritz Pottek – CMS DeBacker; Boris Alles – CMS Hasche Sigle; Laura Bungart – CMS Hasche Sigle; Tobias Grau – CMS Hasche Sigle; Hendrik Hirsch – CMS Hasche Sigle; Martin Kilgus – CMS Hasche Sigle; Simon Kirchner – CMS Hasche Sigle; Sabina Krispenz – CMS Hasche Sigle; Stefan Lehr – CMS Hasche Sigle; Theresa Lenger – CMS Hasche Sigle; Thomas Link – CMS Hasche Sigle; Philipp Lotze – CMS Hasche Sigle; Franz Maurer – CMS Hasche Sigle; Andrea München – CMS Hasche Sigle; Maxine Notstain – CMS Hasche Sigle; Charlotte Salathé – CMS Hasche Sigle; Heinrich Schirmer – CMS Hasche Sigle; Maximilian Stark – CMS Hasche Sigle; Daniel Voigt – CMS Hasche Sigle; Christian Zielonka – CMS Hasche Sigle; René Grafunder – Dentons; Volker Junghanns – Dentons; Holger Schelling – Dentons; Vivien Teu – Dentons; Thomas Voss – Dentons; Richard Williams – Dentons; Dominika Wojewska – Dentons; Veit Denzer – Mosburg Legal;

Law Firms: CMS DeBacker; CMS Hasche Sigle; Dentons; Mosburg Legal;

Clients: HQ Holding; LFPI Group;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler