April 01, 2021
Latham & Watkins LLP advised Deutsche
Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH (DING) on the acquisition of the
Triopt-Group from Moers. The group is a technical service provider and
specialist for the planning, implementation and optimization of radio and fixed
networks, including 5G networks. Through the acquisition, DING is expanding and
optimizing its portfolio for the construction and expansion of fiber optic,
energy and supply infrastructures for telcos, network operators, public
utilities and municipal companies to include the important convergence area
between mobile communications and fiber optics.
DING, based in Bochum, is one of the
leading service and general contractors in Germany and covers the entire value
chain in the field of fiber optics, from planning to construction, operation
and leasing of dark fiber networks.
The Triopt-Group includes the four German
subsidiaries Triopt GmbH, TriPro GmbH, Triopt-Bau GmbH and TriJobs GmbH as well
as the Romanian subsidiary Triopt Romania S.r.l. A total of around 250
employees work at the headquarters in Moers and the Goch site.
The team led by partner Rainer Traugott
regularly advises DING on transactions, most recently on the acquisition of
Bergert Group in February 2021.
Latham represented DING with a team led by
Munich corporate partner Rainer Traugott with Hamburg associate Carolin
Roßkothen, Munich associates Stephan Hufnagel and Andreas Holzgreve as well as
Düsseldorf associate Jaschar Mirkhani. Advice was also provided on tax matters
by Munich counsel Ulf Kieker, on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias
Leder with associate Kristina Steckermeier, as well as on regulatory matters by
counsel Joachim Grittmann.