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Annette Schmitt 

Director of Corporate Finance, KPMG in Germany

Annette Schmitt joined KPMG Corporate Finance in 1996 and specialised on infrastructure transactions, notably in energy and transport, ranging from corporate transactions to privatisations to public private partnerships and project financings. Annette leads KPMG’s M&A team in the energy & natural resources sector in Frankfurt, KPMG Germany.

 

Annette is an expert in Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources and Transport. The following are a selection of the most important project Annette took part of:

 

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Advice to a European utility on the partner search for an offshore wind project in the German North Sea
  • Advice to a consortium of municipal utilities on the acquisition of a stake in a regional distribution company
  • Advice to a European utility on acquisitions in the energy services and facility management sector
  • Advice to a European utility on the disposal of a generation asset in Germany
  • Advice to Mitsubishi Corporation on the acquisition of a 49% stake in the HelWin2 and DolWin2 offshore transmission assets in the German North Sea from TenneT Holding B.V.
  • Advice to RWE AG on the disposal of the majority shareholdings in regional distribution and supply businesses Süwag Energie AG and KEVAG Koblenzer Elektrizitätswerk und Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft
  • Advice to Vattenfall GmbH on the disposal of a 25.1% stake in Vattenfall Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH and Vattenfall Wärme Hamburg GmbH to the City of Hamburg
  • Regulatory advice to a bidding consortium for a German gas transport system operator
  • Advice to Mitsubishi Corporation on the acquisition of a 49% stake in the BorWin 1 & 2 offshore transmission assets in the German North Sea from TenneT Holding B.V.
  • Advice to a consortium of municipal utilities on the proposed acquisition of a stake in a German offshore wind project
  • Advice to a major European utility on entering the German offshore wind market
  • Review of the renewables strategy and investments of a major German municipal utility
  • Advice to Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH on the disposal of a 49% stake in the offshore wind project DanTysk to Stadtwerke München GmbH • Advice to a major European utility on regulatory aspects of their gas transport business
  • Advice to a bidding consortium on the proposed acquisition of onshore wind projects in Germany and France
  • Advice to a major German utility on their renewables business strategy
  • Advice to a bidder for an offshore wind project in the German North Sea
  • Advice to a bidding consortium for an offshore wind project in the German North Sea
  • Advice to a bidder on the proposed acquisition of GESO Beratungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and ENSO Energie Sachsen Ost GmbH, a regional electricity and gas distribution and retail business
  • Advice to a bidder on the proposed acquisition of WEMAG AG, a regional electricity distribution and retail business 
  • Advice to a shortlisted bidder for a 51% stake in swb AG, the integrated utility of the City of Bremen, including 1 GW of generation capacity (hard coal and natural gas)
  • Advice to CEPS a.s., a shortlisted bidder for Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH
  • Advice to the Sultanate of Oman on the privatisation of Oman Electricity Transmission Co.
  • Advice to the City of Leipzig on the proposed privatisation of 49.9% in Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH
  • Advice to the City of Weißwasser on the disposal of 74.9% of Stadtwerke Weißwasser GmbH to Veolia Environment
  • Advice to the City of Leipzig on strategic options for its local utility Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH, including a regional merger and a trade sale
  • Advice to RWE Gas AG on the disposal of its 45% stake in EMB Erdgas Mark Branden-burg GmbH, a regional gas distribution company, to a consortium of Gaz de France Deutschland GmbH and VNG - Verbundnetz Gas AG
  • Advice to VNG - Verbundnetz Gas AG on the acquisition of 10.1% of EMB Erdgas Mark Brandenburg GmbH

 

Water, waste water, waste management

  • Advice to the District of Köthen (Anhalt) and the City of Köthen/Anhalt on the privatisation of Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft Köthen mbH, its waste management business
  • Advice to Berliner Wasserbetriebe AöR on the disposal of their waste management subsidiary Sekundärrohstoff-Verwertungszentrum Schwarze Pumpe GmbH to investor group Nord GB
  • Advice to a consortium of Vivendi Water, RWE Umwelt and Allianz on its successful bid for a 49.9% stake in Berliner Wasserbetriebe AöR, the water supply and waste water disposal business of the City State of Berlin
  • Advice to Vivendi Water on its successful bid for a 25.1% stake in MIDEWA Wasserversorgungsgesellschaft in Mitteldeutschland mbH, a regional water supply and waste water disposal company
  • Advice to hanseWasser Ver- und Entsorgungs GmbH, a consortium of Gelsenwasser AG and swb AG Bremen, on the acquisition and the financing of Abwasser Bremen GmbH

 

Transport & Logistics

  • Advice to Finnlines plc on the potential acquisition of LHG Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH
  • Advice to the City of Hamburg on the partial privatisation of its port operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) which was undertaken by an initial public offering of 30% of the shares

 

Healthcare

  • Advice to the City of Hamburg on the carve out and privatisation of the nursing homes operations of pflegen & wohnen AöR
  • Advice to West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust on their public private partnership model for an acute hospital
  • Advice to West Berkshire Priority Care Service NHS Trust on their public private partnership model for a psychiatric hospital and care unit

 

Public Private Partnerships

  • Advice to autobahnplus, the international bidding consortium of BAM PPP, Fluor, Egis, Volker Wessels and Berger Bau, on their successful bid for the first motorway DBFO model in Germany (BAB A8 Augsburg-Munich, so-called A-model) 
  • Advice to SKE GmbH, the successful bidder, on the refurbishment and operation of 41 schools of Offenbach in a public private partnership model
  • Advice to the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia on the feasibility and economic viability of a public private partnership for the extension of the art collection (Kunstsammlung NRW)

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