Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on the sale of a 25.1% stake in HENSOLDT to Leonardo

26. April 2021

Italian Leonardo S.p.A. acquires 25.1% of the shares of HENSOLDT AG from a holding company of investment funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, in particular clearance of the acquisition under German merger control and foreign trade laws.

Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on the transaction. The team is led by partners Christian Schwandtner and Martin Ulbrich (both Corporate/M&A) and includes partners Alf-Henrik Bischke (Merger Control), Dirk Uwer (Regulatory), Dirk Busch (Capital Markets) (all Düsseldorf) and Markus Ernst (Tax, Munich), counsel Caspar Haarmann (Capital Markets) and Matthias Cloppenburg (Corporate) as well as associates Tobias Schneiders, Hanna Gotta (both Corporate /M&A), Anja Balitzki, Kyra Brinkmann (both Merger Control), Thomas Ruthemeyer and Carsten Bormann (both Regulatory) (all Düsseldorf).

Hengeler Mueller also advised KKR on the IPO of HENSOLDT in September 2020 and on the sale of a 25.1% stake in HENSOLDT to KfW in March 2021.