Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) on the acquisition of an interest in Minimax Viking Group. ICG led the arranging of the transaction, taking over, together with the Danish family-run enterprise Kirkbi A/S, all shares from the previous investor IK. ICG and Kirkbi, together with the management and the Groos family, now hold 100 percent of the shares. Minimax Viking, headquartered in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, is one of the largest fire protection companies in the world. The parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.
The Kirkland team in Munich was led by corporate partners Volker Kullmann and Dr. Björn Holland and included finance partner Wolfgang Nardi, tax partner Dr. Ulf Kieker, as well as corporate associates Dr. Marcus Klie and Dirk Kramer.