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Clifford Chance advises AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances on acquisition of European Locomotive Leasing

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20 December 2019

Clifford Chance advises AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances on acquisition of European Locomotive Leasing

International law firm Clifford Chance has advised AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM”), acting on behalf of its clients and Crédit Agricole Assurances on the legal and tax aspects of the acquisition of ELL (European Locomotive Leasing). The seller is KKR. Clifford Chance also provided advice on a platform financing of the acquisition and further growth.

AXA IM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AXA Group, Crédit Agricole Assurances a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A.

Founded in 2014 with financing from KKR, ELL leases more than 150 Siemens Vectron locomotives to over 20 customers across Continental Europe.

The international Clifford Chance team advising AXA IM and Crédit Agricole Assurances comprised  partners Markus Stephanblome and Kerstin Kopp, associates Nadine Fell, Arian Nazari-Khanachayi and Natalie Hemberger (all Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt); partner Barbara Mayer-Trautmann, senior associates Alexander Lang and Jennifer Seipelt (all Acquisition Finance, Munich); partner Olaf Mertgen (Tax, Frankfurt); partners Christof Häfner, Stephen Chance (both Frankfurt) and Michael Pearson (London), senior associate Dominic Watts (London) and associate Gregor Zymek (Frankfurt, all Project Finance); partner Marc Besen, senior associate Caroline Scholke and associate Arne Gayk (all Antitrust, Düsseldorf); partner Stefan Simon (Frankfurt) and associate Mario Maier (Munich, both Employment); partner Peter Dieners, of counsel Ulrich Lembeck and associate Magdalena Thole (all Corporate, Düsseldorf) as well as partner Claudia Milbradt and associate Günter Barth (both IP, Düsseldorf).

Clifford Chance berät AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets und Crédit Agricole Assurances beim Erwerb von European Locomotive Leasing

Die internationale Anwaltssozietät Clifford Chance hat AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (AXA IM), die im Auftrag ihrer Kunden agiert, und Crédit Agricole Assurances rechtlich und steuerlich zu der Übernahme von ELL (European Locomotive Leasing) beraten. Der Verkäufer ist KKR. Clifford Chance beriet auch bei einer Plattformfinanzierung der Akquisition und des weiteren Wachstums.

AXA IM und Crédit Agricole Assurances sind hundertprozentige Tochtergesellschaften der AXA Gruppe bzw. der Crédit Agricole S.A.

ELL wurde 2014 mit einer Finanzierung von KKR gegründet und verleast mehr als 150 Siemens Vectron Lokomotiven an über 20 Kunden in Kontinentaleuropa.

Das beratende Clifford Chance-Team für AXA IM und Crédit Agricole Assurances bildeten die Partner Dr. Markus Stephanblome und Dr. Kerstin Kopp, Associates Dr. Nadine Fell, Dr. Arian Nazari-Khanachayi und Natalie Hemberger (alle Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt); Partnerin Barbara Mayer-Trautmann, Senior Associates Alexander Lang und Jennifer Seipelt (alle Acquisition Finance, München); Partner Olaf Mertgen (Tax, Frankfurt); die Partner Dr. Christof Häfner, Stephen Chance (beide Frankfurt) und Michael Pearson (London), Senior Associate Dominic Watts (London) und Associate Gregor Zymek (Frankfurt, alle Project Finance); Partner Marc Besen, Senior Associate Caroline Scholke und Associate Arne Gayk (alle Antitrust, Düsseldorf); Partner Dr. Stefan Simon (Frankfurt) und Associate Mario Maier (München, beide Employment); Partner Dr. Peter Dieners, Of Counsel Ulrich Lembeck und Associate Magdalena Thole (alle Corporate Düsseldorf) sowie Partnerin Dr. Claudia Milbradt und Associate Günter Barth (beide IP, Düsseldorf).