London, 15 December 2011- Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised investment management firm Indigo Capital in relation to their investment in the frozen food home delivery company Eismann together with Dutch private equity firm Gilde Buy Out Partners.
Indigo Capital specialises in the provision of mezzanine and junior capital to privately-owned European businesses. This capital is often for transactions such as management buyouts, corporate acquisitions, expansion or recapitalisation. The firm frequently invests alongside leading private equity firms in addition to investing independently when appropriate situations arise requiring a mezzanine financing solution.
Eismann, founded in 1974 and headquartered in Mettmann in Germany offers around 1,700 frozen products and operates in Europe and Brazil with 120 distribution centres. It employs a total of 4,800 people, including staff and independent sales agents.
Eismann was acquired from British based mezzanine financiers Intermediate Capital Group who provided an equity and junior debt package to support the management buyout of Eismann in April 2008 from German firms Equity Capital Management and Parcom.
The Mayer Brown team was led by Frankfurt Banking & Finance partner Markus Strelow, assisted by Frankfurt associate Christiane Mühe.