Nd Industrial Investments B.V’s Acquisition of A Majority Shareholding In Next.e.GO Mobile SE

Oppenhoff and Lambrecht Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advised nd industrial investments B.V. White & Case LLP supervised the restructuring of e.GO Mobile AG.

German electric car manufacturer e.GO announced that the international private equity company nd Industrial Investments BV, part of the nd Group BV, is taking a stake in the e.GO Mobile AG as the majority shareholder.

The electric car manufacturer founded by Prof. Günther Schuh in Aachen, which was previously valued at more than EUR 1.0 billion, was affected by the Corona pandemic and filed for insolvency under its own administration at the beginning of April 2020. Dr. Biner Bähr was appointed as administrator. The creditors’ committee has now accepted the offer from Next.e.GO Mobile SE.

The e.Go business will be continued in the future in the structure of a monistic SE. Co-shareholders are Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh and the management team. The new CEO is Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hermann, former board member of the listed Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and a proven digitization expert.

nd industrial investments B.V. is part of nd Group B.V. It invests in innovative enterprises of various sizes and industries, with a focus on sustainability, electromobility and digitization.

Next.e.GO Mobile SE was founded in 2015 by Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh as a manufacturer of electric vehicles. The approx. 450 employees work in highly agile teams on a variety of cost-effective and  particularly durable electric vehicles for short-haul traffic. They use the unique network of research facilities and more than 400 technology companies on the RWTH Aachen Campus. Since 2018, the company has been developing and producing the electric car e.GO Life in the industrial area Aachen Rothe Erde.

The Oppenhoff team was led by Dr. Nefail Berjasevic and included Dr. Johannes Janning, Dr. Günter Seulen (Picture), Till Liebau, Dr. Peter Etzbach, Dr. Andreas Krebs, Marc Krischer, Dr. Daniel Dohrn.

Lambrecht team included Martin Lambrecht, Gülsah Tan, Maximilian Michelsen and Ivan Racic.

White & Case LLP’s partner Biner Bähr led the team advising e.GO, with suport from partner Murad Daghles and local partners Felix Hoepker and Thyl Hassler.

Involved fees earner: Martin Lambrecht – Lambrecht Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB; Maximilian Michelsen – Lambrecht Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB; Gülsah Tan – Lambrecht Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB; Nefail Berjasevic – Oppenhoff; Daniel Dohrn – Oppenhoff; Peter Etzbach – Oppenhoff; Johannes Janning – Oppenhoff; Andreas Krebs – Oppenhoff; Marc Krischer – Oppenhoff; Till Liebau – Oppenhoff; Günter Seulen – Oppenhoff; Biner Bähr – White & Case; Murad Daghles – White & Case; Thyl Haßler – White & Case; Felix Hoepker – White & Case;

Law Firms: Lambrecht Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB; Oppenhoff; White & Case;

Clients: e.GO Mobile; nd industrial investments B.V;