Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch have signed a sale and purchase agreement pursuant to which Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). With over 40 years of expertise, NileDutch is one of the leading providers of container services from and to West Africa. Closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of the responsible antitrust authorities.
Hengeler Mueller advises Hapag-Lloyd on the transaction in an integrated team together with Best Friend De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. The team is led by partner Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain (M&A) and includes partners Markus Ernst (Tax) (both Munich) and Markus Röhrig (Antitrust, Brussels), counsel Jakub Lorys (M&A, Munich) as well as associates Christian Linke, Ioanna Tsotsa (both M&A, Munich) and Anja Balitzki (Antitrust, Düsseldorf).