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Freshfields advises Antin Infrastructure Partners on its investment in ERR European Rail Rent

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ('Freshfields') is advising Antin Infrastructure Partners ('Antin'), a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments, on its investment in ERR European Rail Rent GmbH ('ERR'), one of Europe's leading managers in the rail freight wagon sector. ERR's experienced management team will work with Antin to implement a sustainable joint growth strategy and, with the support of Antin, will invest in an efficient and modern wagon fleet and thus make a meaningful contribution to the decarbonisation efforts in Europe.

The transaction is expected to complete in Q4 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Freshfields team was led by partner Julia Sellmann and Principal Associate Friedrich von der Heydt-von Kalckreuth and comprised partner Simon Schwarz and Associates Velina Ziegler, Stephan Rödler and Kristin Kapral (all Corporate / M&A).

Support was provided by partners Uta Itzen and Maria Dreher (both Antitrust), Boris Dzida (People and Reward), Alexander Schwahn (Tax) as well as Principal Associates Alper Utlu (Finance) and Leonhard Prasser (People and Reward) and Associates Ludwig Pacher-Theinburg (Antitrust), Sebastian Schriml (People and Reward), Jan Hobus and Andrea Strackerjan (both Tax).