Gleiss Lutz advises Swiss energy group Alpiq on the sale of its energy supply technology division

Gleiss Lutz has advised Swiss Alpiq Holding AG on the sale of all Alpiq Anlagentechnik GmbH’s energy supply technology subsidiaries. The French VINCI Energies Group emerged successful from the bidding process.

The energy supply technology division comprises the planning and construction of high-voltage transmission lines, substations and electricity supply systems, as well as connecting offshore wind farms to the national grid. With a workforce of some 3,000, this division has successfully established itself as one of the few full-service suppliers for technology, planning, construction and maintenance in this sector. With 90 branches in Germany, it focuses particularly on the national market as well as on some Central and Eastern European countries, where it also has branches of its own.

The transaction has yet to be cleared by the cartel authorities.

Lead partners Dr. Alexander Schwarz and Dr. Thomas Menke (both corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf) headed a team comprised of Dr. Cornelia Topf (partner, corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Dr. Stefan Mutter (partner, corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr. Stefan Mayer (partner, tax, Frankfurt), Dr. Thomas Winzer (partner, employment, Frankfurt), Dr. Wolfgang Bosch (partner, antitrust, Frankfurt) and Dr. Alexander Molle (IP/IT, Berlin), Dr. Marc Seeger (corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr. Carsten Walter (corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Tobias Abend (employment, Frankfurt), Dr. Alexander Fritzsche (antitrust, Frankfurt) and Dr. Claudia-Maria Wirth (real estate/project agreements, Frankfurt).

In-house the transaction was handled by Peter Schib (Head of Corporate Legal, Alpiq Holding AG) and Dr. Thorsten Haeberlin (Head of Legal, Alpiq Anlagentechnik GmbH).