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DORDA advises HNA and Cubic on the acquisition of C-QUADRAT

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The DORDA M&A-, Banking- and Capital Markets-Team advised Chinese conglomerate HNA Group on the successful acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Austrian listed C-QUADRAT Investment AG. The DORDA Team represented HNA as well as Cubic (London) Limited with respect to obtaining of the regulatory approval of the transaction by the Austrian Financial Market Authority. DORDA also advised HNA in Austria on corporate, takeover and merger issues related to the transaction and assisted in obtaining the approval by the Austrian Competition Authority as well as the Austrian Takeover Commission.

The DORDA Team under the lead of Andreas Mayr (Lead, M&A, Capital Markets) and Andreas Zahradnik (Banking) was comprised by Christoph Brogyanyi (Corporate, Takeover), Heinrich Kühnert (Merger Control), Maurizia Anderle-Hauke (Banking, Regulatory) and Hans-Peter Alphart (M&A).

Andreas Mayr about the successful transaction: "With the acquisition of C-QUADRAT, HNA could acquire a majority interest in an important player in the asset management industry. We are happy that we could represent HNA in this interesting transaction."

The HNA Group is a Chinese conglomerate active in areas such as technology, tourism as well as banking and finance. In Europe HNA holds shareholdings in Deutsche Bank, Hilton and Swissport.

C-QUADRAT is an Austrian Asset Management company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange with assets worth more than 10 billion EURO.

Dorda is a leading law firm in Austria and provides legal advice in all areas of business law. Besides M&A, Banking- and Capital Markets law other areas such as Corporate, Real Estate, Insolvency and Restructuring, IT/IP and Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Tax Law, Competition Law, Employment and Public Law are a focus of the law firm.

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