Latham & Watkins has advised SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the energy and communications sectors, on the acquisition of a 75.1 percent stake in BridgingIT GmbH (BridgingIT), a digital transformation consulting and services company. The current management team remains in place and will contribute to pursue the business development. The closing of the transaction is expected early in the fourth quarter of 2023 and subject to antitrust approval.
The Latham team was led by Düsseldorf partner Ingo Strauss and counsel Lucas Schweitzer, with associates Katharina Intfeld, Juan Garcia Jacobsen, and Katharina Steinbrück. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Hamburg partner Tobias Klass and Munich partner Stefan Süß; on antitrust/FDI matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser, with associate Nicolas Jung; on IP matters by partner Susan Kempe-Müller, with associate Daniela Jaeger; on data privacy matters by counsel Wolf-Tassilo Böhm and associate Jonas Kraus; on real estate matters by associate Marie-Christine Welp; and on employment matters by Munich associate Christian Strauß.