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Clifford Chance advises Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group on the acquisition of BayWa r.e.’s bioenergy platform

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1 November 2022

Clifford Chance advises Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group on the acquisition of BayWa r.e.’s bioenergy platform

Clifford Chance has advised Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG) on the acquisition of BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH from BayWa r.e. AG via the Macquarie GIG Energy Transition Solutions fund.

BayWa r.e. Bioenergy is a specialist biogas platform. Active across the full asset lifecycle, the business develops, constructs and operates biogas projects which provide biomethane and power to local energy companies, industrial companies and energy traders. Its existing portfolio comprises five operational plants in Germany and a pipeline of development projects located across Italy. The business’s current operational assets produce a total of approximately 140 GWh of biomethane annually helping avoid 13.16 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

The Clifford Chance team advising GIG on this acquisition comprised partners Markus Stephanblome (Corporate, Frankfurt) and Mathias Elspaß, of counsel Björn Heinlein (both Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), counsel Tobias Kamerling (Corporate, Düsseldorf), senior associates Zaid Mansour (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), Nadine Stark (Corporate, Frankfurt) as well as associates Laura-Isabell Dietz (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), Jana Landsittel (Frankfurt), Lennart Göbel (Düsseldorf) and Viktoria Dillmann (Frankfurt, all Corporate).

Furthermore, partner Dimitri Slobodenjuk and senior associates Arne Gayk and Julius Schradin (all Antitrust, Düsseldorf), partner Ines Keitel, counsel Christopher Fischer (both Frankfurt) as well as senior associate Alexander Stemmler (Düsseldorf, all Employment), partner Reinhard Scheer-Hennings and associate David Rahmel (both Real Estate, Düsseldorf), partner Dominik Engl (Frankfurt) and counsel Cord von Mandelsloh (Düsseldorf, both Tax), partner Christof Häfner and senior associate Georg Lübbehüsen (both Global Financial Markets, Frankfurt) as well as associates Michael Nellen (Corporate, Frankfurt) and Duy Tuong Huynh (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf) advised on the deal. Partner Umberto Penco Salvi and associates Sabrina Maltoni and Michele Bernardi (all Corporate) from the firm's Milan office were also involved in the transaction.

Clifford Chance berät Green Investment Group von Macquarie Asset Management beim Erwerb von BayWa r.e. Bioenergy

Die internationale Anwaltssozietät Clifford Chance hat die Green Investment Group (GIG) von Macquarie Asset Management beim Erwerb der BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH von BayWa r.e. AG beraten. GIG erwirbt das Biogas-Unternehmen für den Macquarie GIG Energy Transition Solutions Fonds.

BayWa r.e. Bioenergy entwickelt, baut und betreibt Biogasprojekte, die Biomethan und Strom für lokale Energieversorger, Industrieunternehmen und Energiehändler liefern. Das bestehende Portfolio umfasst fünf in Betrieb befindliche Anlagen in Deutschland und eine Reihe von Entwicklungsprojekten in Italien. Die derzeit in Betrieb befindlichen Anlagen produzieren jährlich insgesamt etwa 140 GWh Biomethan und tragen dazu bei, jährlich 13,16 Kilotonnen Kohlendioxid-Äquivalente an Treibhausgasemissionen zu vermeiden.

Das Clifford Chance-Beratungsteam für GIG umfasste die Partner Dr. Markus Stephanblome (Corporate, Frankfurt) und Dr. Mathias Elspaß, Of Counsel Björn Heinlein (beide Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), Counsel Dr. Tobias Kamerling (Corporate, Düsseldorf), die Senior Associates Zaid Mansour (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), Dr. Nadine Stark (Corporate, Frankfurt) sowie die Associates Laura-Isabell Dietz (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf), Dr. Jana Landsittel (Frankfurt), Dr. Lennart Göbel (Düsseldorf) und Viktoria Dillmann (Frankfurt, alle Corporate).

Außerdem berieten Partner Dr. Dimitri Slobodenjuk und die Senior Associates Arne Gayk und Julius Schradin (alle Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Partnerin Dr. Ines Keitel, Counsel Dr. Christopher Fischer (beide Frankfurt) sowie Senior Associate Alexander Stemmler (Düsseldorf, alle Employment), Partner Reinhard Scheer-Hennings und Associate David Rahmel (beide Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Partner Dr. Dominik Engl (Frankfurt) und Counsel Cord von Mandelsloh (Düsseldorf, beide Tax), Partner Dr. Christof Häfner und Senior Associate Georg Lübbehüsen (beide Global Financial Markets, Frankfurt) sowie die Associates Michael Nellen (Corporate, Frankfurt) und Dr. Duy Tuong Huynh (Corporate/Energy, Düsseldorf). Aus dem Mailänder Büro von Clifford Chance waren darüber hinaus Partner Umberto Penco Salvi und die Associates Sabrina Maltoni und Michele Bernardi (alle Corporate) an der Transaktion beteiligt.