December 15, 2020
Latham & Watkins LLP advised EG Group
on the acquisition of OMV’s filling station business in Germany. The purchase
price amounts to €485 million. The transaction is subject to required
regulatory approvals and closing is expected in 2021.
The agreement encompasses 285 filling
stations in southern Germany with a focus on Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The
acquisition will expand EG’s presence in Germany, where EG already operates
sites under the ESSO fuel brand.
Founded in 2001 by the brothers Mohsin and
Zuber Issa, EG Group now runs more than 6,000 sites across Europe, the US, and
Australia, employing more than 45,000 staff.
Latham & Watkins LLP represented EG
Group on this transaction with a team led by Frankfurt partner Oliver
Felsenstein, with associates Maximilian Platzer and Sophia Probst, counsel
Christina Mann, and Düsseldorf associates Katharina Intfeld, Alexander B. M.
Belk, Florian Feistle, and Steffen Augschill. Advice
was also provided on antitrust matters by Brussels partner Sven Völcker,
Frankfurt partner Max Hauser, associate Anne Haas, Brussels associates Robert
Benditz and Sebastian Sohn, and Hamburg counsel Jana Dammann de Chapto; on
regulatory matters by Frankfurt associate Alexander Wilhelm; on data privacy
matters by associate Wolf-Tassilo Böhm; on employment matters by Munich partner
Tobias Leder and associate Kristina Steckermeier; on finance matters by
Frankfurt partner Axel Schiemann and London partner Francesco Lione; on tax
matters by Munich partner Stefan Süß and counsel Ulf Kieker.