PwC Legal advises Metalogalva on the acquisition of the lighting business from Europoles

January 26, 2021

Frankfurt/Stuttgart, 26th January 2021

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) advised the Portuguese company Metalogalva – Irmãos Silvas, S.A. (Metalogalva) on the acquisition of the lighting business from the insolvent German Europoles GmbH & Co. KG and Eurocoatings GmbH (together: Europoles). The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. PwC Legal has accompanied the client through the whole German legal process from the due diligence up to signing / closing of the transaction.

Founded in 1971, Metalogalva is the oldest VigentGroup company and the national leader in its main activity, the field of steel engineering and protection. In addition, it is also one of the main European players in the production of public lighting columns and other connected structures areas, such as energy transport, renewables, telecommunications, highways, railways, and hot dip galvanizing.

German legal advisors of Metalogalva:

PwC Legal (Frankfurt / Stuttgart):

Dr. Steffen Schniepp (Partner), Sven-Fabian Protz, Dr. Minkus Fischer (both lead; Corporate, M&A, Restructuring), Sebastian Knapp, Michael Häupler, Helena Madlen Schoch, Jasmin Kluike (all Corporate, M&A, Restructuring), Frank Degenhardt, Martin Vollmann, Thomas Peter (all Labour Law), Nils Gildhoff (Competition Law), Lukas Lundbeck (IP/IT) 

For further information please contact:

Martin Krause
PwC Communications
Tel.: (0211) 981 – 16 57

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Dr. Steffen Schniepp


Tel: +49 711 25034 1103

Sven-Fabian Protz


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Dr. Minkus Fischer


Tel: +49 711 25034-1372

Sebastian Knapp


Tel: +49 69 9585-1888

Helena Madlen Schoch


Tel: +49 711250341219

Dr. Frank Degenhardt

Employment and immigration law

Tel: +49 69 9585-6457

Martin  Vollmann

Employment and immigration law

Tel: +49 30 2636-5629

Lukas Lundbeck

IP, IT, Commercial

Tel: +49 89 5790-5964