STEF SA’s Acquisition of Langdon Group

In UK Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, advised on the matter.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised STEF S.A. with a team including Jinal Shah (Picture – Corporate M&A), David Dennison (Employment), James Clarke (Real Estate), Ruth Miller (Real Estate), Richard Harbot (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

STEF SA, a European specialist in cold logistics for temperature sensitive and agricultural food products (listed on Euronext Paris), agreed to acquire Langdon Group Limited from Nagel Group. Completion of the transaction, which is scheduled for the end of the year, is conditional on the satisfaction of certain conditions, including regulatory approvals in the UK and Germany.

Langdon Group provides temperature-controlled haulage, distribution and warehousing services for chilled and frozen food within the UK and continental Europe, and operates at eight sites in the UK. The acquisition will grow the geographic footprint of STEF, which is not currently present in the UK, as well as continuing its expansion strategy following a number of previous acquisitions in Europe.

BCLP’s international multidisciplinary team was led by M&A and Corporate Finance Partner Jinal Shah (Picture), supported by teams from mergers & acquisitions (Derryn Visser, Amelia Jansen, Elizabeth Wong, Cecilie Sørvig and Conor McDonald with German law support from Tonio Sadoni and Laura Niemann), real estate (Ruth Miller, Bethany Cook and Jack Davies), planning (Helen Wood, Sheridan Treger and Isabel Laborde), construction (James Clarke and Ravinder Bhavra), tax (Richard Harbot) and pensions (David Dennison).

Involved fees earner: Ravinder Bhavra – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; James Clarke – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Bethany Cook – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Jack Davies – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; David Dennison – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Richard Harbot – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Isabelle Laborde – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Ruth Miller – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Laura Niemann – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Tonio Sadoni – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Jinal Shah – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Sheridan Treger – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Derryn Visser – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Elizabeth Wong – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Helen Wood – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner;

Law Firms: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner;

Clients: STEF S.A.;

Author: Giulia Di Palma