Hengeler Mueller advises Waterland on acquisition of MEDIAN Group

16. October 2014

The Dutch private equity company Waterland Private Equity („Waterland“) today announced that Waterland Fund V has acquired a majority stake in MEDIAN Group (“MEDIAN”), a private operator of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities with more than 9,000 beds based in Berlin. MEDIAN is being sold by the American private equity company Advent International and the British real estate investor Marcol. The transaction is subject to approval by the German Bundeskartellamt. The properties of MEDIAN will be sold to a US-real estate investor in the coming months as part of a sale-and-lease-back agreement.

Hengeler Mueller is advising Waterland on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partners Alexander Nolte and Thomas Meurer (both M&A, Düsseldorf) and includes partners Ulrich Blech (Real Estate, Berlin), Christoph Stadler (Competition, Düsseldorf), Ralph Defren (Financing, Frankfurt), Christian Schwandtner (Management Participation, Düsseldorf), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Labour, Frankfurt), Dirk Uwer (Health Care/Public Law, Düsseldorf), counsel Katharina Wodarz (Health Care, Berlin) and Peter Dampf (Financing, Frankfurt) as well as associates Patrick H. Wilkening, Matthias Cloppenburg, Thomas Himmelmann, Henning Geerken (all M&A, Düsseldorf), Lars Voigt (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Sebastian Meul, Elisabeth Kreuzer (both M&A, Munich), Deniz Dursun, Marc Roberts (both Health Care/Public Law, Berlin), Martin Radtke, Marina Kederoglu (both Public Law, Düsseldorf), Katharina Gebhardt, Christian Häußer (both Frankfurt), Vicki Treibmann (Düsseldorf) (all Labour) and Christian Henning Müller (Competition, Düsseldorf).