Dr. KerstinHenrich

Partner

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5522

Kerstin Henrich has more than 15 years of experience advising corporates and financial investors on complex M&A transactions and venture capital investments, with particular experience in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. She is recognized as one of the most renowned corporate and M&A lawyers in Germany by Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers and recommended for M&A, corporate law and energy (transactions / financing), by the JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms.

Kerstin's recent engagements include advising Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company, on the financing of a 257 MW offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea; a German developer on the conclusion of a co-development agreement with Italian ERG group to implement a 600 MW subsidy-free photovoltaic power portfolio in Germany; and a German investment holding on the sale of the majority shareholding in Italy's largest photovoltaic power plant. In the infrastructure sector, she recently advised Atlas Arteria, a global owner and operator of toll roads, on the capital restructuring of a German toll road.

In the venture capital space, Kerstin recently acted for a European shareholder of Mister Spex, the German online eyewear retailer, in connection with the IPO of Mister Spex on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Kerstin is a member of Women of New Energies e.V. (w.one) and of the German-American Lawyers' Association. She is an alumna of the prestigious German National Merit Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service.

Experience

  • Ophthalmic lens manufacturer completes €375 million IPO by Mister Spex SE and €50 million cornerstone investment in Mister SpexJones Day advised an ophthalmic lens manufacturer as existing shareholder in the initial public offering (IPO) by Mister Spex SE, a leading digitally native omni-channel retail optical brand focusing on both online and offline retail channels for eyewear located in Berlin, Germany, and in the €50 million cornerstone investment in Mister Spex in the course of the IPO.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • Atlas Arteria establishes new capital structure for Warnow Tunnel in GermanyJones Day advised Atlas Arteria, a global owner, operator, and developer of toll roads, on a new approximately 29-year debt facility for its Warnow Tunnel in Germany as part of a capital restructuring.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires subsidy-free solar PV plantJones Day represented Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. in its acquisition of a subsidy-free solar PV plant in Southern Germany.
  • Aream and ERG co-develop early stage solar portfolio in Eastern GermanyJones Day advised Aream Group, a Düsseldorf-based developer in the area of sustainable energy infrastructure, in connection with the conclusion of a co-development agreement with Italian ERG Group to implement an early stage solar portfolio of around 600 MW in Eastern Germany.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding II Sarl, a Luxembourg-based fund, on the acquisition of Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KG, an SPV operating an onshore wind farm in Bade-Wuerttemberg, Germany, from a German renewable energy group.
  • 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 sold 78.5% stake in largest PV plant in ItalyJones Day advised SolEs Montalto GmbH, an investment fund managed by the AREAM group – a European asset manager in the renewable sector headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany – on the sale of 78.5% 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, and on the planned acquisition of a German injection molding supplier from the insolvency administrator.

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

    Advised an Indian investor on the planned acquisition of a German valve manufacturer from the insolvency administrator.

    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.

    Additional Publications

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