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Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

Sygnis AG acquires British Innova Biosciences Ltd. For this purpose Sygnis AG successfully placed EUR 10 million through capital increases. A team led by partner Dr. Thorsten Kuthe of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises Sygnis AG on the transaction. The transaction which was a significant success for Sygnis comprised in total 5 capital measures. In addition to the cash purchase price of EUR 8 million the Innova shareholders will receive 2 million Sygnis shares as compensation ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Winfried Gerold, the sole shareholder of Gewi regenerative energies, on the sale of all shares to swb CREA GmbH. swb group (formerly Stadtwerke Bremen utilities) intends to further expand its activities in renewable energies with the acquisition of Gewi. Winfried Gerold will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Husum-based Gewi regenerative energies was founded in 1998 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of Hamburg-based IT service provider HanseCom Gesellschaft für Informations- und Kommunikationsdienstleistungen mbH and supported the client throughout the transaction. HanseCom Gesellschaft für Informations- und Kommunikationsservices mbH was a joint venture of Siemens AG and Hamburger Hochbahnen AG. The company operates IT infrastructures for mid-sized enterprises and advises clients on developing their IT ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe and Dr. Christoph Gringel advises FinTech company THE NAGA GROUP AG (NAGA) on its IPO. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek acts as a transaction counsel for Hauck&Aufhäuser and NAGA. Listing of the shares is scheduled for July 10, 2017 on the open-market Scale segment – subject to earlier completion of the subscription. The offer is based on the securities prospectus approved by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on June 6 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) takes over the varnish and pressurized chemicals business from Fujifilm Europe B.V. A team led by Munich-based partners Dr. Ulrich Jork and Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert of the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Heidelberg comprehensively on the transaction. The acquisition of the two business units is part of the company's growth strategy ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Pär Johansson and Kristina Schneider from the Cologne office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Cedarlake Private Equity Fund, advised by Rantum Capital in Frankfurt, on the acquisition of the "Intralogistics" business unit, which was spun off by Freudenstadt-based family group SCHMID Group. A new high-tech company, montratec GmbH, whose majority will be acquired by Cedarlake Private Equity Fund I, will thus be established ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

On June 22, 2017, young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their business ideas in front of a high-profile audience at the Rhineland Pitch finals. As a partner of STARTPLATZ Düsseldorf, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is sponsoring the startup event. In addition, Dr. Kirsten Thiergart, lawyer at the business law firm, will also be a member of the jury to assess the finalists ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek comprehensively advised USU Software AG on the acquisition of EASYTRUST SAS, a French specialist for data center inventory management and Oracle license management, and accompanied the client throughout the transaction. EASYTRUST SAS is a highly specialized software manufacturer in automatic detection and analysis of hardware and software in complex infrastructures ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

ENERVIE group has been able to conclude its financial restructuring substantially earlier than expected. The new EUR 190 million syndicated loan agreement, consisting of a consortium of eight banks, was disbursed a few days ago. It replaces the reorganization master agreement that had been concluded with ENERVIE group’s financial creditors at the beginning of the reorganization in 2015. The energy company was advised on the refinancing transaction by a team led by Dr ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Michael Dröge, partner at the Hamburg office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the shareholders of PPS. Imaging GmbH on the sale of a majority stake to NORD Holding. The investment of NORD Holding is intended to continue the expansion of PPS. group. The acquisition price has not been disclosed. As part of the transaction, general managers Michael Krieger (CEO) and Roland Niggemeyer will remain associated with the company both operatively and as shareholders. PPS ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

With a Frankfurt-based team led by partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek comprehensively advised Vetter on a EUR 210 million refinancing transaction. The bank consortium consists of BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, DZ BANK, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, and SEB AG. The revolving credit line has a maturity of five years, with a two-year extension option of one year each ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

Capital market law expert Dr. Mirko Sickinger, partner at the Cologne office of the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Sven Radke, and Lena Pfeufer advised ÖKOWORLD AG on its change to the new OTC segment Scale at Frankfurt Stock Exchange ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

Supported by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, led by Dr. Anne de Boer, Cloud No 7 GmbH took out interim financing in the form of a secured bond. Cloud No. 7 GmbH is building the Cloud No 7 residential and hotel complex in Stuttgart's Europaviertel sector behind the main railway station; the hotel is leased to Steigenberger Hotels AG. Construction is funded by a project development bond that was issued in 2013 and will be due in July 2017 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

Kajo Neukirchen Group, a family office, specializing among others in investmenta in companies and real estate, acquired a number of office and commercial buildings in Mannheim and Heidelberg from a project developer based in the Rhine-Neckar region. The purchase includes a listed office property and a residential complex. Kajo Neukirchen Group thus continues its growth in the real estate sector. Kajo Neukirchen Group was advised by a team led by Frankfurt-based real estate specialist Dr ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

Corporate law experts Dr. Mirko Sickinger, partner at the Cologne office of business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and Tobias Nagel advised BE Beteiligungen Fonds GmbH & Co. geschlossene Investmentkommanditgesellschaft on an investment in iic group GmbH. The investment was made by direct participation via the acquisition of shares as part of a capital increase of iic group GmbH and mezzanine financing by granting a shareholder loan ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

In its April 20, 2017 judgment, Düsseldorf Regional Court found that Chinese company Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. infringed on the German part of patent EP 1 169 636 B1. French company Echosens and its subsidiary SEISME had filed legal action. The companies claimed that Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. had infringed on the German part of this patent by offering the "FibroTouch FT1000" device in Germany. Lawyers Dr. Anton Horn and Dr ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

The entire corporate team of Cologne-based M&A boutique CORSO Rechtsanwälte LLP, private equity lawyer Dr. Andreas Lenz and corporate lawyers Dr. Vera Randel and Bastian Rieck, will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Cologne as of June 1, 2017. Lenz will work as an equity partner at the Cologne office, reinforcing the well-developed Private Equity and Corporate/M&A departments ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

On Friday, May 5, 2017, the creditors agreed to the insolvency plan submitted jointly by VfR Aalen (Verein für Rasenspiele 1921 e.V. Aalen), represented by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and the insolvency administrator Dr. Holger Leichtle of Schultze & Braun at the deliberation and coordination hearing scheduled and held by Aalen insolvency court. This means that VfR Aalen’s self-administered reorganization has been successful ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | May 2017
Germany

Düsseldorf's business founders will meet from May 5 to 12, 2017 for the second Start-up Week. On May 8 and 9, the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will offer five seminars on corporate law, e-commerce, IP/IT, tax law, and employment law with the aim of promoting young entrepreneurs. “Our goal is to provide founders with legal know-how for their start in business,” said Dr. Kirsten Thiergart ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | April 2017
Germany

TOM TAILOR Holding AG was transformed from a national stock corporation to a European company (Societas Europea) by merging with its Austrian subsidiary, TOM TAILOR Wien AG. A team led by Dr. Michael Sörgel advised TOM TAILOR comprehensively on all aspects of corporate and employment law upon the transformation into an SE. The move had been decided at the annual general meeting of the publicly listed fashion company in June 2015 and is now documented in the Commercial Register ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | April 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on a capital increase against cash contributions with exclusion of subscription rights. The company has generated proceeds of some EUR 21.7 million from the transaction. 759,000 new shares were placed with institutional investors as part of the capital increase. The company intends to strengthen its equity and finance further growth with the gross issue proceeds of EUR 21.7 million ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | April 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Katharina Prasuhn from the Hamburg office advised the sellers on the sale of rental car company CARO Autovermietung ("CARO") to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Deutschland ("Enterprise"). The acquisition of CARO by Enterprise establishes one of Germany's largest car rental companies. CARO was founded by Stefan Peters in 1998 and operates in the corporate and replacement sectors. The company has more than 800 employees at 46 locations throughout Germany. Enterprise Holdings Inc ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | April 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on a capital increase against cash contributions with exclusion of subscription rights. The company has generated proceeds of some EUR 21.7 million from the transaction. 759,000 new shares were placed with institutional investors as part of the capital increase. The company intends to strengthen its equity and finance further growth with the gross issue proceeds of EUR 21.7 million ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | April 2017
Germany

NETTO ApS formed the "RTG Retail Trade Group" joint venture with real,-, Bartels-Langness, Bünting, Klaas & Kock, and Georg Jos. Kaes effective April 3, 2017. Dr. Christoph Froning, LL.M. and Dr. Stefan Bretthauer from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office comprehensively advised NETTO ApS throughout the process. The Hamburg-based joint venture is intended to strengthen the competitiveness of the six food retail companies on the procurement markets ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | March 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Guido Hoffmann, LL.M., comprehensively advised Superior Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels for light vehicles, on a takeover bid for German wheel manufacturer Uniwheels AG. The advice focused on structuring the transaction, on matters pertaining to corporate law, employment law, and commercial law, and on due diligence. The takeover bid is for 100% of the outstanding Uniwheels shares with the agreement by the owner of 61% of the shares ...

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