HEUKING advises equity investor AUCTUS Capital Partners AG on the acquisition of the petroleum and bitumen logistics division of HOYER Group

A HEUKING team led by M&A partners Boris Dürr, Marcel Greubel and Christian Schild has provided comprehensive legal advice to private equity investor AUCTUS on the acquisition of the petroleum and bitumen logistics division of HOYER Group, consisting of HOYER Mineralöl Logistik GmbH, HOYER Bitumen Logistik GmbH and HOYER Gas and Petroleum Logistics Ltd., as part of a carve-out.

The acquired companies are among the leading providers of transport and contract logistics services for petroleum products and bitumen in Europe. The companies' service portfolio includes services for retail petrol station networks, commercial and industrial customers, airports and airfields, bitumen consumers and LNG/LPG consumers. The companies also provide direct refuelling of aircraft at airports and airfields and the management of aviation fuel depots and hydrants. The company has a modern fleet of around 900 lorries and almost 950 tank trailers and, with 2,600 employees, most recently generated sales of around EUR 300 million at 94 locations in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Czech Republic. In future, the company will operate under the name Oxalis Logistics.

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG is a Munich-based investment company. With over 400 transactions since 2001, AUCTUS is one of the leading private equity investors in Germany. The AUCTUS team, consisting of over 35 experienced investment experts, currently manages around 50 platform investments from various sectors of the economy with a global turnover of over EUR 2 billion.

The team led by Boris Dürr regularly advises AUCTUS on M&A transactions. Most recently, the team provided legal advice to the private equity investor on the acquisition of the mechanical and plant engineering company BMA AG and on the takeover of the laboratory equipment supplier a1-envirosciences Group.

Advisor to AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

Boris Dürr (lead),
Marcel Greubel,
Christian Schild, LL.M. (all Corporate/M&A),
Peter M. Schäffler (Tax),
Andreas Schruff (Corporate/M&A),
Felix Noack (Corporate/M&A),
Marilena Schöck (Corporate/M&A), all Munich,
Judy-Anne Krug, LL.M. (Distribution & Trade), Hamburg
Bettina Neheider (Public Law), München,
Christoph Nöhles, LL.M.,
Dorothee Kirsten Linnartz, LL.M.,
Katharina Wübken, LL.B.,
Fabian Schmitz (all Real Estate), all Düsseldorf,
Astrid Wellhöner, LL.M. Eur.,
Stephanie Wurm, (both Employment), both Munich,
Sandra Pfister, LL.M.,
Larissa Krebs,
Sebastian Mangold (all Acquisition financing), all Hamburg,
Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler, Cologne,
Astrid Luedtke (both IP, Media & Technology), Düsseldorf,
Dr. Ruth Schneider (Antitrust),
Dr. Martin Ströhmann, LL.M. (Compliance), both Munich.

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