Latham & Watkins advised TA Associates on its acquisition of a minority stake in MRH Trowe, one of the largest owner-managed commercial lines insurance brokers in Germany, from AnaCap Financial Partners. The founding managers will remain the largest shareholder group post transaction and will be backed by both AnaCap and TA Associates moving forward. MHR Trowe plans to double revenues over the next five years to more than €300 million. Closing of the transaction is subject to EU antitrust approval.
The Latham team was led by London corporate partner Paul Dolman, with associates Edward Coates, James Richards, Zeynep Kocabas, and Amber Tope. Advice on German corporate matters was provided by Munich partner Burc Hesse, with associates Corinna Freudenmacher, Michele Maurice Stephan, and Manuel Schmutzler; on finance matters by London partner Joseph Kimberling, with associate Tian Sun; and on tax matters by Munich partner Stefan Süss and London partner Helen Lethaby.