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Freshfields advises Trilantic on acquiring a majority of Aerocompact

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has advised Trilantic Europe on the acquisition of a 60% stake in Aerocompact Group, a leading solar technology provider from Austria. Trilantic Europe is a leading European private equity firm with a dedicated energy transition strategy. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities.

This investment will accelerate the company’s growth plan internationally, leveraging its strong growth momentum and the quality of its solar mounting solutions. Founder Mathias Muther will remain a significant shareholder with a 40% stake in the company through his private foundation. The transaction will leave Aerocompact with a flexible and strong capital structure to invest in growth in the coming years. The products of the company are already installed in more than 50 countries around the world.

The cross-border Freshfields team advising on the transaction was led by the partners Stephanie Hundertmark (Berlin), Konrad Gröller and counsel Michal Dobrowolski (both Vienna, all Corporate/M&A). They were the support by counsel Xiaoguang Cai (Corporate/M&A, Berlin), associate Patrick Wageneder (Vienna), principle associate Marius Li-Yang Stein (Frankfurt), associates Yvonne Wolski (Düsseldorf), Zahar Qasim (Hamburg), Alexander Schramm (Berlin, all Corporate/M&A), partner Maria Dreher-Lorjé, associates Ludwig Pacher-Theinburg, Christina Hinterschweiger, Daniel Metz (all Vienna, all antitrust), partner Karin Buzanich-Sommeregger, principle associate Leonhard Prasser, associate Sophie Pretscher (all Vienna, all labour law), partner Katharina Kubik, principle associate Anna Binder-Gutwinski, associate Annika Streicher (all tax, Vienna), associate Michael Holzmannhofer (Real Estate, Vienna), partner Lutz Riede, associate Miriam Benmoussa (both IP/IT, Vienna), principle associate Maximilian Hohenauer, associates Benedikt Graf, Alexander Bobek (Finance, Vienna), counsel Lukas Pomaroli, associates Sonia Havlikova, Isabel Süss (all Foreign Direct Investment and Compliance/Sanctions, Vienna), partner Stephan Denk, associates Luca Mischensky (Regulatory, Vienna).