With a team led by Frankfurt-based salary partner Felipe Villena, Taylor Wessing provided comprehensive legal advice to investor B Capital Partners (B Capital) on the acquisition of Bielefeld-based MP Energie+Service AG (MP AG). MP AG was acquired through the Sustainable Infrastructure Fund II. B Capital is entering the German smart metering market with the acquisition of the company.
MP AG is a leading smart metering company in Germany. The company invests in heat and water meters and leases them on a long-term basis to property owners and property management companies. In this context, MP AG also offers maintenance and billing services.
The transaction highlights B Capital's successful investment strategy of focusing on the small and medium sized energy transition market in Europe, which is driving the decarbonization of the economy. As part of the expansion of its smart metering services platform in Germany, B Capital is seeking to acquire additional smart metering companies from owners who are exploring strategic options due to the increasing regulatory requirements in the industry.
Legal advisor B Capital Partners
Taylor Wessing (Frankfurt): Felipe Villena (Lead), Dr. Max Reinhardt (both Salary Partner), Justus Grzbiela (Professional Support Lawyer), Sarah Katharina Sylvester, Diana Groß (both Associates) (all Corporate / M&A), Svenja-Ariane Maucher (Partner), Lukas Kolligs (Associate) (both Technology, Media & Telecoms), Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen (Partner), Maximilian Höving, Jan Seebass (both Associates) (all Commercial Agreements & Distribution, all Munich), Clemens Niedner (Partner), Paul-David Kahl (Associate) (both Banking & Finance, both Frankfurt), Dr. Michael Brüggemann (Partner, Competition, EU & Trade, Düsseldorf), Dr Marco Hartmann-Rüppel (Partner), Lara Skotki (Senior Associate) (both Competition, EU & Trade, both Hamburg), Dr Nico Jänicke (Partner, Employment, Pensions & Mobility, Berlin).