Feb 13, 2024

Smith Gambrell Russell Advises Heramba on Successful Completion of the Acquisition of Kiepe Electric from Knorr-Bremse

SGR Advises Heramba on Successful Completion of the Acquisition of Kiepe Electric from Knorr-Bremse

ATLANTA (February 13, 2024) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm advised Heramba GmbH on structuring, negotiation and acquisition of Kiepe Electric GmbH, Düsseldorf, and Kiepe Electric, LLC, Alpharetta, GA from Knorr-Bremse.

Kiepe Electric GmbH is a German manufacturer of electrical traction equipment for trams, trolleybuses other road and rail transport vehicles, as well as air-conditioning and heating systems, and conveyor device components. The company has 550 employees and revenues of more than 140m EUR.

The SGR legal team included Dr. Stefan Buske, a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group located in the Firm’s Munich office, and Thomas Hong, Head of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group located in the Atlanta office.

“The transaction was highly technical, as effects of the subsequent de-SPAC and NASDAQ listing, including interim financing and risk allocation, had to be addressed,” said Dr. Stefan Buske, a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group. “We are proud to have closed this acquisition on behalf of Heramba. Our mutual locations in Germany and Atlanta have helped us develop a strong partnership across the globe.”

SGR’s Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys have extensive experience representing private and public companies in a wide range of cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as equity and debt financings, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and going-private transactions.

About Heramba GmbH
Heramba GmbH was founded in January 2023 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Atlanta, Georgia, is a special-purpose company focused on investing in companies with technologies and capabilities that can accelerate the decarbonization of commercial transportation. To learn more, visit:

About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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