OHB SE ("OHB"), the German space and technology company, today announced the strengthening of its capital base to implement its growth strategy, with KKR as a minority investor. To this end, OHB has signed an investment agreement with KKR and the Fuchs Family Foundation as the majority shareholder of OHB, as well as with investment vehicles controlled by the Fuchs family. The agreement includes a voluntary public takeover offer of KKR for all outstanding shares of OHB as well as a separate agreement on a capital increase of 10% of the share capital of OHB. The Fuchs family will not sell any of its shares and will thereby retain the majority shareholder of OHB.
KKR will also invest through convertible instruments in Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a portfolio company of OHB. Rocket Factory Augsburg AG develops the microlauncher RFA One.
Hengeler Mueller team for KKR
Corporate/M&A/Private Equity: Christian Schwandtner, Oda Christiane Goetzke (both Dusseldorf), Elisabeth Kreuzer (Munich, all lead), Martin Ulbrich (all partners), Matthias Cloppenburg, Caspar Haarmann (both counsel, all Dusseldorf), Marika Öry (Frankfurt), Maxi Ludwig (Dusseldorf), Jan Häller (Frankfurt), Philipp Pauschinger (Berlin), Matthias Reidt, Anika Sonnenberg, Okan Isikay, Grigory Bekritsky and Tim Jaeger (all Dusseldorf, all associates),
Regulatory: Jan Bonhage (Berlin), Markus Röhrig (Brussels, both partners), Jan Schülting (Dusseldorf), Anton Petrov and Kevin Marschhäuser (both Berlin, all associates),
Employment: Hendrik Bockenheimer (partner), Musa Müjdeci and Andreas Kaletsch (both associates, all Frankfurt),
IP/IT: Matthias Rothkopf (counsel) and Johannes Jäkle (associate, both Dusseldorf),
Financing: Daniela Böning (partner, Frankfurt) and Mathias Menzel (associate, London).