Reed Smith has advised the owners of Butsch & Meier Group on its sale to French Kiloutou Group. A multi-disciplinary team led by Dr. Octávio de Sousa provided corporate law, finance, real estate, tax and labour law advice.

Butsch & Meier Group specializes as a rental company for working platforms and teleforklifts and is one of the dominant players in this sector nationally. Kiloutou is the fourth-largest rental company in the field of construction equipment and operates at more than 440 locations in France, Poland, Spain, Germany and Italy.