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Latham & Watkins Advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital on Sale of EA Elektro-Automatik

October 27, 2023
Private equity team represents one of the leading DACH investors on the transaction.

Latham & Watkins LLP has advised Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the sale of EA Elektro-Automatik Holding GmbH, a leading supplier of high-power electronic test solutions for energy storage, mobility, hydrogen, and renewable energy applications to the US-based Fortive Corporation. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of €1.585 billion. The consummation of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected for early first quarter of 2024.

Latham regularly advises Bregal on key transactions, most recently on the acquisitions of majority stakes in SEMA and medavis.

The Latham team was led by Frankfurt partner Oliver Felsenstein. Advice was also provided on corporate matters by Frankfurt partners Sebastian Pauls and Susanne Decker with associates Dominik Waldvogel, Michele Maurice Stephan, Annika Bilics, Sönke Bock, Lara Stelmach, and Nils Horst; on executive compensation by Los Angeles partner Larry Seymour; on finance matters by Frankfurt counsel Cora Grannemann with associate Luca Brandi; on corporate/IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller with associate Daniela Jaeger; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser and Hamburg counsel Jana Dammann de Chapto with associate Judith Jacop; on tax matters by Munich partner Stefan Süß with associate Johannes Lieb; on compliance matters by Hamburg counsel Stefan Bartz; on data privacy matters by Frankfurt counsel Wolf-Tassilo Böhm and associate Clemens Ganz; on regulatory matters by Frankfurt counsel Joachim Grittmann and Washington, D.C. counsel Andrew Galdes with associate Christopher Rydberg; on real estate matters by Frankfurt counsel Sven Nickel and associate Marie-Christine Welp; on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias Leder with associate Martina Hölzer.