Hengeler Mueller advises Cinven on sale of SLV to Ardian

28. October 2016

Cinven, a leading European private equity firm, announced the sale of SLV Group ("SLV") by funds advised by Cinven. The buyers are private equity funds advised by Ardian, a private equity firm based in Paris. SLV was founded in 1979 and is a German-headquartered provider of residential and technical lighting.

Hengeler Mueller advised Cinven on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partner Emanuel Strehle (Munich) and included partners Andreas Hoger (Frankfurt) (both Corporate/M&A), Heinrich Knepper (Finance), Ernst-Thomas Kraft (Tax) (both Frankfurt), Alf-Henrik Bischke (Competition, Düsseldorf) and Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt), counsels Andrea Schlaffge and Patrick H. Wilkening (both IP, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Philip Goj, Achim Spengler (both Corporate/M&A, Munich), Alexander von Jeinsen (Finance), Susanne Walzer (Labour) (both Frankfurt), Benedikt Migdal (IP) and Anja Balitzki (Competition) (both Düsseldorf). Hengeler Mueller had already advised Cinven on the acquisition of SLV in 2011.