Frankfurt Office Advises SLV Management Team on SLV’s Acquisition by Cinven

April 4, 2011

European buyout firm Cinven reaches agreement to acquire lighting company SLV Group from HgCapital.

On April 4, it was announced that European buyout firm Cinven has reached an agreement to acquire lighting company SLV Group from HgCapital. Willkie represented SLV’s management team in the transaction. With subsidiaries and associated companies in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong, the US and Russia, SLV Group is one of the fastest growing and most successful providers of lighting products in Europe. As a B2B mail-order business, the company focuses on marketing its products through resellers in over 60 countries across the world. The deal was handled by partners Mario Schmidt and Dr. Patrick Meiisel, national partner Dr. Christian Rolf and associates Jochen Riechwald, Dr. Maximilian Schwab and Sabine Weber.