PwC advises Argentus on combination with Westbridge Advisory

February 17, 2022

Berlin, 17th February 2022

A multidisciplinary team of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC Germany) provided advised Argentus Holding GmbH (Argentus), a participation of GENUI, on the combination with Westbridge Advisory GmbH.

The team of PwC Legal provided to Argentus comprehensive advice in particular in the areas Corporate/M&A, Financing, IP/IT/Commercial, Energy Law and Labour Law. PwC Germany advised Argentus Holding GmbH on tax issues in the context of the transaction. PwC Legal and PwC Deutschland had already advised GENUI on the acquisition of Argentus.

The merger of Argentus and Westbridge Advisory will create a leading Environmental Social Governance (ESG) advisor in the German real estate industry. The combined group will have both the capacity and expertise to provide strategic and operational sustainability advice to the entire industry.

Argentus supports and accompanies clients of all asset classes on the German and European real estate market with regard to sustainable building management. Its services include commercial and technical energy management, real estate consulting and, in particular, sustainability management.

Westbridge Advisory specialises in optimising the operating costs of real estate portfolios­ and in facility and energy management consulting. The consultancy also supports investors and property owners in the operational development and implementation of ESG strategies.

Advisors Argentus:

PwC Legal:
Moritz Gröning (Corporate/M&A/Financing), Gerhard Wacker (both Lead, Corporate/M&A), Joy Otto Neugebauer (M&A/Financing), Henning Mühlendiek, Hauke Jaeschke, Artem Kolybin, Frauke Schubmann (all Corporate/M&A), Dr. Steffen Nguyen-Quang, Patrick Kominiak, Rainer Glaschy (all Labour Law), Jan-Lieven Stöcklein, Tobias Lutz (both Commercial Compliance), Dr Tobias von Tucher, Lukas Lundbeck, Beate Schindlbeck (all IP/IT/Commercial), Dr Gerung von Hoff, Justus Lucka (both Competition Law), Dr Friedrich Kneuper (Energy Law)

PwC Germany (Tax):
Daniel Windsheimer, Bernd Niedermayer

For further information, please contact:

Nils Philipp
PwC Communications
Tel.: +49 0211 981-2128
E-Mail

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Contributors

Moritz Gröning

Corporate/M&A

Tel: +49 30 2636-3410

Gerhard Wacker

Corporate/M&A

Tel: +49 911 94985-281

Joy Otto Neugebauer

Corporate/M&A

Tel: +49 69 95853653

Henning Mühlendiek

Corporate/M&A

Tel: +49 511 5357-5692

Steffen Nguyen-Quang

Employment law

Tel: +49 211 981-2949

Patrick Kominiak

Employment law

Tel: +49 211 981-1287

Dr Tobias von Tucher

IP, IT, Commercial

Tel: +49 89 5790 5647

Lukas Lundbeck

IP, IT, Commercial

Tel: +49 89 5790-5964

Dr Gerung von Hoff

Antitrust

Tel: +49 30 2636-2420

Dr. Friedrich Kneuper

Energy law

Tel: +49 30 2636-5219