Weil Advises Centerbridge Partners in its Acquisition of Senvion SE

Weil advised financial investor Centerbridge Partners, a global private equity firm, on its definitive agreement with Suzlon Energy Limited to acquire a 100% stake in Senvion SE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The transaction is subject to regulatory and other customary closing conditions.

Weil has advised Centerbridge Partners on other recent matters including its $1.2 billion acquisition of IPC Systems, its acquisition (via its portfolio company Capmark Financial Group Inc.) of Bluestream Brands, Inc., its investment in syncreon Holdings Limited, and its $1.1 billion take private of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., among others.

The transaction involved significant cooperation across Weil’s international offices in Frankfurt, Munich, New York, and London. The cross-office Weil team was led by Frankfurt Corporate partner Gerhard Schmidt and included partners Stephan Grauke, Heiner Drueke, Barbara Jagersberger and Private Equity partner Doug Warner; Tax partner Tobias Geerling; Finance partners James Hogben and Patrick Bright; Corporate associates Oliver Olah, Kamyar Abrar, Annabell Grupp and Verena Schwarz; Tax associates Ludger Kempf, Julia Huebner and Annette Rickert; Finance associates Jasmin Dettmar and Thomas Zimmermann; and Employment associates Mareike Pfeiffer and Johannes Allmendinger.