Latham & Watkins has advised private equity firm Quadriga Capital on the sale of its majority stake in the international automation platform SCIO Automation Holding GmbH (SCIO). AEA Investors (AEA) will become the new majority shareholder. While Quadriga Capital Partnership Va will fully realize its investment, Quadriga Capital Fund VI will continue to support SCIO together with AEA. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.
Latham & Watkins regularly advises Quadriga Capital on transactions, including the acquisition of a majority stake in SCIO and various add-on acquisitions.
The Latham team was led by Frankfurt partner Leif U. Schrader and counsel Christina Mann, with London partner Nick Benson, Frankfurt associates Ku-Hyun Baek and Nils Horst, Chicago associate Henna Jalal and Madrid counsel Luis Lozano, with associate Marino Aineto. Advice was also provided on finance matters by Frankfurt partner Alexandra Hagelüken, with associate Martina Eisgruber; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser; on data privacy matters by counsel Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, with associate Jonas Kraus; on IT matters by counsel Thies Deike; on real estate matters by counsel Sven Nickel; on IP matters by associate Daniela Jaeger; on tax matters by Hamburg partner Verena Seevers; and on employment matters by Munich associate Christian Strauß.