Dr. KerstinHenrich

Partner

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5522

Kerstin Henrich has more than 13 years of experience advising corporates and financial investors on complex M&A transactions, venture capital investments, and transactions in the renewable energy sector. Clients in the automotive, logistics, retail, plastics, and other industries have relied on her negotiating skills and her hands-on, practical approach.

Kerstin's recent engagements include advising a listed shareholder of Jumia Technologies AG, the holding company of African e-commerce ventures Jumia and Kaymu, in connection with the company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition, Kerstin has advised financial investors and family offices on the acquisition and sale of wind and solar energy projects with a total capacity of hundreds of megawatts. Her recent engagements in the renewable energy sector include advising a German investment holding on the sale of the majority shareholding in Italy's largest PV power plant, a European family office on the acquisition of the project rights for an offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea and the successful participation in the Second German auction for offshore wind concessions, and a Luxembourg-based asset manager for institutional investors on the acquisition of a portfolio of wind energy and PV projects from leading developers such as juwi and Windwärts.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Kerstin represented California-based solar company Sungevity in the negotiation of a joint venture with E.ON.

Kerstin is an alumna of the prestigious German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and regularly serves as a mentor for young professionals. She is a member of the Düsseldorf Bar and the German American Lawyers Association.

Experience

  • Mister Spex successfully completed €65 million (US$71.7 million) financing roundJones Day advised an undisclosed investor in a €65 million (US$71.7 million) financing round of Mister Spex GmbH, Berlin, Europe's leading online retailer for eyewear.
  • Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainersJones Day advised Garmin Ltd. in its acquisition of the Tacx group, a Dutch family business that designs and manufactures high end indoor bike trainers, tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications.
  • SolEs Montalto sells 78.5 percent stake in largest PV plant in ItalyJones Day advised SolEs Montalto GmbH, an investment holding managed by the AREAM group – a European asset manager in the renewable sector headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany – on the sale of 78.5 percent of the shares in a company which manages two photovoltaic plants with a total installed capacity of 51.4 MW in Montalto di Castro, Italy, to ERG Power Generation S.p.A., an affiliate of the ERG group.
  • Parkwind acquires offshore wind project in German Baltic SeaJones Day advised Parkwind NV, a leading offshore wind company headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), on its acquisition of KNK Wind GmbH from WV Energie AG, Bad Vilbel, and Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel GmbH.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires wind farm in Perl, SaarlandJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. in the acquisition of a wind farm in Perl, Saarland, from project developer juwi.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires wind farm in Zöthen, ThuringiaJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. in its acquisition of a wind farm in Zöthen, Thuringia.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires Windpark Düste GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. on the acquisition of Windpark Düste GmbH & Co. KG, which holds the project rights for the development and construction of an onshore wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires Windkapital GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. on the acquisition of Windkapital GmbH & Co. KG, the operator of an operational wind farm near Gütersloh, Northrhine-Westfalia.
  • Schöller Wind sells Wind Farm in BavariaJones Day advised Schöller Wind GmbH in the sale of an onshore wind farm in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
  • Schöller Wind acquires Wind Farm Project in Southern GermanyJones Day advised Schöller Wind GmbH in the acquisition of an SPV which holds the project rights for the development and operation of an onshore wind farm in Southern Germany.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised a listed Swedish telecom company on a €300 million financing round of a joint venture with Rocket Internet and MTN Group.

    Advised Imperial Logistics on the disposal of port and transport logistics provider Neska to Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG.

    Advised French-listed Plastivaloire Group on the acquisition of Karl Hess GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German system supplier for plastics technology and tools.

    Advised Mistras Group, which is listed on the NYSE, on the acquisition of the GMA Group, a German provider of nondestructive testing solutions.

    Advised a foreign strategic investor on an investment in a leading German online venture.

    Advised Holidaybreak, an education, leisure, and activity travel group based in the United Kingdom, on the acquisition of the Meininger Group, which operates hotels in Germany, the U.K., Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

    Advised Findos Investor on the acquisition of Faist ChemTec Group, a manufacturer of products for reducing structure-borne sound for the automotive and home appliances industries from the Hannover Finanz Group and Faist Invest.

    Advised the main shareholders of Metro AG (the Beisheim, Haniel, and Schmidt-Ruthenbeck family offices) on the sales of: a portfolio of 45 retail properties (mostly METRO Cash & Carry wholesale-retail properties) to affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management L.P. and a portfolio of 23 retail properties (mostly food retailing markets) to a consortium of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) Global VII and Redos Real Estate.

    Advised EDEKA Group on the sale of 36 beverage and liquor wholesale stores to Oetker Group, Veltins Group, and REWE Dortmund.

    Advised the shareholder of the trinkgut Group, Germany's leading operator of beverage and liquor wholesale stores, on the sale to EDEKA Group.

    Advised Schöller Wind GmbH on the acquisition of wind farms in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate from juwi Energieprojekte GmbH.

    Advised AREAM Advisory on the acquisition of the project rights to a wind farm in Rhineland-Palatinate from a German project developer.

    Advised Nord/LB on the financing of a wind farm in Brittany that was planned and constructed by a German developer.

    Advised Athos Solar GmbH on the acquisition of the project rights to a 10 MW PV plant in Brandenburg, on the acquisition of the project rights to a 8.6 MW PV plant in Brandenburg and on the sale of the plant to a Luxembourg-based investment fund, and on the acquisition of the project rights to two solar parks (36 MW in total) in England and on the sale of the parks to a British investor.

    Advised Voigt & Coll. GmbH on the acquisition of a 5.2 MW PV plant in Thuringia from CASIC Europe, on the acquisition of a 6.6 MW onshore wind farm in Rhineland-Palatinate from Schöller Wind, on the acquisition of a 10 MW PV plant in Saxony-Anhalt from Green Energy 3000 GmbH, and on the planned acquisition of an onshore wind farm in Saxony.

    Advised SUPERIOR Beteiligungen AG on the restructuring and sale of a portfolio of rooftop PV systems in southern Germany.

    Advised FLEX Fund New Energy GmbH on the acquisition of a 4.4 MW PV plant in Lower Saxony from SUPERIOR Beteiligungen AG.

    Advised a German investor on the acquisition of a photovoltaic plant in Brindisi, Puglia (Italy) from Centrosolar Group AG.

    Additional Publications

    • 2019
      Hölters, Handbook Acquisition of Companies (Handbuch Unternehmenskauf), 9th edition, chapter 10 "Special Features of the Anglo-American Contract System"
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