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Latham & Watkins Advises Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft on Acquisition of Bergert Group

February 26, 2021
German team counsels on infrastructure transaction.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH (DING), a company in the portfolio of the DBAG Expansion Capital Fund (DBAG ECF) advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the acquisition of Bergert Group.

Bergert Group manages its subsidiaries Bergert Hoch und Tiefbau GmbH, BD Koblenzer Tief und Straßenbau GmbH, and BD Solution Network GmbH successfully and future-oriented on the market due to many years of experience. With its business areas of civil engineering, sewer and road construction, cable and telecommunications construction, as well as fiber optic installation, it offers comprehensive and focused solutions in the execution of construction projects.

The transaction is another successful add-on acquisition of Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH's buy-and-build strategy. Within the strategy, it has already acquired Iska Schön GmbH and IMD Group, STG Braunsberg Group, and Leinberger Group, among others.

DBAG, a listed company, initiates closed-end private equity funds and invests alongside DBAG funds in well-positioned medium-sized companies with development potential. The capital managed and advised by the DBAG Group amounts to approximately 2.5 billion euros.

Latham regularly advises Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH on transactions; including the previously mentioned acquisitions in the telecommunications infrastructure sector.

The Latham team was led by Munich corporate partner Rainer Traugott and associate Stephan Hufnagel, with associates Jeremias Bura, Julia Schöfer, Hamburg associates Carolin Roßkothen, Jana Maué, Düsseldorf associate Jaschar Mirkhani. Advice was also provided on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias Leder, associate Christian Strauß; on finance matters by associate Philipp Guggeis; on tax matters by counsel Ulf Kieker; and on regulatory matters by Frankfurt counsel Joachim Grittmann and associate Alexander Wilhelm.