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Freshfields advising Fresenius on its divestment of Eugin Group to consortium led by KKR portfolio company IVI RMA

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) is advising global healthcare group Fresenius on its divestment of fertility services provider Eugin Group to a consortium of global fertility group IVI RMA (a KKR portfolio company) and GED Capital for up to € 500 million including earn-outs. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Eugin Group is a global leader in fertility and reproduction services with 69 clinics in Europe, the US, Canada and Latin America. IVI RMA will acquire the North America operations of Eugin Group while GED Capital will acquire the business in Europe and Latin America.

Freshfields is advising Fresenius on all legal aspects of the transaction, working closely with Fresenius’ in-house legal and tax teams led by Jan Winzen (Director Legal M&A/Transformation), Lukas Fleck (Legal Counsel) and Jürgen Riess (Vice President International Taxes).

The Freshfields core team is led by corporate partners Lars Meyer (Corporate, Frankfurt/Berlin) and Olga Stürmer (Corporate, Frankfurt), counsel Xiaoguang Cai (Corporate, Berlin) and associate Laura Ashoff (Corporate, Berlin), supported by associate Tainá Moreira de Araújio (Corporate, Frankfurt) and senior transaction lawyer Elsy Stephanie Sedano Rojas (Hub, Berlin). Tax advice is being provided by partners Bosco Montejo (Tax, Madrid), Joe Soltis (Tax, New York) and Tanja Walter-Yadegardjam (Tax, Frankfurt) and senior associates Alvaro Fernández (Tax, Madrid) and Emily Szasz (Tax, London). Spanish legal advice is being provided by partners Miriam Pérez-Schafer (Corporate, Madrid), David Franco (Corporate, Madrid) and Raquel Flórez (P&R, Madrid), of counsel Ignacio Borrego (Corporate, Madrid) as well as associates Leticia Calbacho, Miguel Ángel Calvo and Telmo Iriondo. US advice is being provided by partner John Fisher (Corporate, Silicon Valley) and associates Scot Connor, Dylan O’Connor, Joshua Samuel (Corporate, New York) and Kristen Stidham (P&R, New York), with additional advice from senior associate Elliott Fosséprez (Corporate, Brussels). Antitrust and foreign investment advice is being provided by partner Uta Itzen (Competition, Dusseldorf), counsel Mariusz Motyka-Mojkowski (Competition, Berlin) and senior associate Niklas Andree (Competition, Dusseldorf).

The core team further includes partners Sabrina Kulenkamp (Corporate, Frankfurt) and Michael Ramb (DR, Dusseldorf/Berlin), counsel Philipp Lehmann (Corporate, Hamburg), senior associates Eva-Maria Hoyler (Corporate, Frankfurt), Judith Römer (P&R, Hamburg), Sebastian Breder (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Andreas Thümmler (Finance, Frankfurt) and Tristan Kalenborn (Regulatory, Düsseldorf) and associate Vivane Cismak (Corporate, Frankfurt).

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