One Equity Partners’ Acquisition of Majority Stake in DESMI A/S

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bech-Bruun advised One Equity Partners on the deal.

One Equity Partners, a leading private-equity investment firm, acquired a majority stake in DESMI A/S, a global leader in the development and manufacture of pump solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022.

Founded in 1834 and headquartered in Nørresundby, Denmark, DESMI manufactures pumps, pumping systems, environmental cleaning equipment and related products and services for end-markets including marine and offshore, industrial, utility, defence and fuel. The company has operations across 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Africa and employs nearly 1,000 people. DESMI’s pumps and systems are sold to more than 150 countries through a network of subsidiaries and distributors across six continents.

The Freshfields team was led by Partner Arend von Riegen (Picture) and Associate Anna Dominke (both Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt). They were supported  by Associate Simon Wizemann (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Partner Thomas Wessely, Principal Associate Marta Janek (both Antitrust and Trade, Brussels), Associate Cindy van Liempdt (Corporate/M&A, Amsterdam), Counsel Stephanie Brown Cripps, Associate Jennifer King (both Dispute Resolution, New York), Partner Paul Humphreys, Counsel Olaf Ehlers, Associate Nathalie Kupfer (all Corporate/M&A, New York), Partner Sarah Su, associate Lola Wu (both Corporate/M&A, Hong Kong), Partner Yuxin Shen, Associate Yaming Wu (both Corporate/M&A, Beijing), Partner Nigel Gleeson and Associate Shavonne Oh (both Corporate/M&A, Singapore).

The Bech-Bruun team was led by Steen Rode and Anders Hagstrøm.

Involved fees earner: Anders Hagstrøm – Bech-Bruun; Steen Rode – Bech-Bruun; Stephanie Brown Cripps – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Anna Dominke – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Olaf Ehlers – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nigel Gleeson – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Paul Humphreys – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Marta Janek – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Shavonne Oh – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Yuxin Shen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sarah Su – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Arend von Riegen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Thomas Wessely – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Simon Wizemann – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Yaming Wu – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Law Firms: Bech-Bruun; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Clients: One Equity Partners;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler