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WFW advises Equita on the sale of Transnorm to IK Investment Partners

27 November 2014

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW“), a leading international law firm, has advised Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA (“EQUITA“) on all legal and tax aspects of the sale of Transnorm Beteiligungen GmbH (“Transnorm“) to IK Investment Partners (“IK”) via its IK VII Fund.

Transnorm is a global leader in high-performance modules for distribution, parcel and airport baggage conveying systems. With its acquisition, IK Investment Partners, a pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France and Benelux, is planning to support Transnorm’s management team to further drive the company’s international expansion.

During the past seven years EQUITA has supported the successful development of Transnorm’s growth along with the broadening of the international footprint and the diversification of the product portfolio. EQUITA is an independent private equity company with no bank affiliations which makes entrepreneurial investments in medium-sized companies in the German-speaking markets.

The WFW team was led by partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger (Corporate, Munich). He was supported by partners Verena Scheibe (Tax, Hamburg/München) and Dr. Stefan Kilgus (Banking & Finance, Hamburg), as well as associates Marcel Nurk and Zuzana Meinecke Fábry (both Corporate, Munich).

WFW partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger, said: “We are delighted to have advised our long-standing client EQUITA on another important transaction, thus continuing our successful co-operation.”