Rödl & Partner advised Equitix on the acquisition of the geothermal plant in Traunreut


Munich, 21 February 2022: Rödl & Partner advised Equitix Infrastructure Investments Limited (Equitix), a London-based investor focused on infrastructure projects, on the acquisition of the geothermal plant in Traunreut from Grünwald Equity. This acquisition adds to Equitix' growing portfolio of assets with positive environmental characteristics and their goals as sustainable investors. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.


Deep-geothermal energy is considered a particularly suitable technology for energy transition, as electricity and heat can be generated CO2-free, base-load capable and around the clock.

Two deep boreholes drilled to a depth of more than 4 km each in 2013 will produce electricity and supply energy for the local district heating network. The project saves about 20,000 t of CO2 annually. Since commissioning in 2014 (district heating) and 2016 (electricity), there have been no harmful environmental impacts.


Equitix was advised on commercial, legal and tax aspects of the deal by an interdisciplinary Rödl & Partner team specializing in renewable energies and transactions led by Benjamin Richter and Mario Schulz.


About Equitix

Equitix is a global investor, developer, and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure assets. Founded in 2007, Equitix has long been a trusted partner, investor and developer in a diversified portfolio of core infrastructure assets. Building long-term partnerships has been a core value of Equitix since inception, leading to an extensive network of relationships across the core infra structure market.


Equitix is majority owned by TFG Asset Management L.P., a diversified alternative asset management business that owns majority and minority private equity stakes in asset management companies.


About Grünwald Equity

Grünwald Equity went along with the geothermal plant in Traunreut through the building phase and first phase of operation. Grünwald Equity invests in majority stakes in the SME market.


Advisor to Equitix

Rödl & Partner

Benjamin Richter, Partner, Munich, Overall project lead – Consulting Energy Sector

Mario Schulz, Partner, Munich – Legal

Reiner Gay, Partner, Nuremberg – Tax

Angela Kraus, Senior Associate, Nuremberg – Legal


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Benjamin Richter


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Mario Schulz, MA (Durham)


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