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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at the Hamburg office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, legally advised the shareholders of Elanity Network Partner GmbH on the sale of Elanity to MCL IT GmbH, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners. Founded by Andreas Waltje and Peter Schröder in Hanover in 2000, full-service system house Elanity has 40 employees in Hanover, Hamburg, and Uelzen ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

Funds advised by Deutsche Invest Mittelstand acquired Sundwiger Messingwerk GmbH & Co. KG and The Miller Company from Diehl Stiftung & Co KG. A team led by Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised Deutsche Invest Mittelstand on the cross-border carve-out transaction. Sundwiger Messingwerk GmbH & Co. KG and The Miller Company, Inc. are suppliers of strip made of special bronze and brass alloys such as sheet metal and wire ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

Osiander, the traditional Tübingen-based bookseller, and Thalia Mayersche, created in mid-2019 when Thalia and Mayersche Buchhandlung merged, are establishing a strategic partnership via a joint sales company. The new long-term partnership aims to strengthen the competitiveness of German booksellers in relation to multinational corporations by cooperating in the areas of IT, web store, and procurement ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

In mid-September, billing service provider AvP Deutschland GmbH, advised by Heuking had filed for insolvency at Düsseldorf Local Court, which appointed Dr. Jan-Philipp Hoos as preliminary insolvency administrator. At the end of September, additional companies of AvP group, AvP Dienstleistung GmbH and holding company AvP Service AG, filed for insolvency ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

On October 13, 2020, following a Europe-wide invitation to bid, Oldenburger Land Control Center awarded the contract for a new digital documentation system. The system will control the data flow from rescue workers to treating physicians. The new technology enables rescue workers to quickly and efficiently record all necessary information on a tablet and transfer it to the relevant hospital ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

A Cologne-based team comprised of Dr. Pär Johansson and Tim Remmel advised dogado GmbH, a portfolio company of private equity fund Triton, on the acquisition of Profihost AG. dogado group includes the alfahosting, checkdomain, easyname, and busymouse brands. At more than 170 employees and about 250,000 customers, the group is a leading cloud hosting provider for business customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

On October 7, 2020, Hamburg’s oldest wooden ship returned to the port of Hamburg. A 137-year-old pilot schooner, No. 5 Elbe certainly had an eventful history, but its most exciting day came on June 8, 2019: After having just been lavishly restored at EUR 1.7 million with federal funding, pilot schooner No. 5 Elbe collided with a container feeder ship at around 3 p.m. Fortunately, a German Life Saving Association vessel was nearby so that all 43 passengers were saved ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2020
Germany

In mid-September, billing service provider AvP Deutschland GmbH, advised by Heuking had filed for insolvency at Düsseldorf Local Court, which appointed Dr. Jan-Philipp Hoos as provisional insolvency administrator. At the end of September, additional companies of AvP group, AvP Dienstleistung GmbH and holding company AvP Service AG, filed for insolvency ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

A team led by Dirk W. Kolvenbach and Michael Pauli has provided legal advice to MarketAxess on the acquisition of the Regulatory Reporting Hub of Deutsche Börse Group. MarketAxess is acquiring the business via its wholly owned subsidiary in the Netherlands, Trax NL B.V ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

In an off-market transaction and on behalf of a Dutch family office, DERECO sold a nursing home in Velbert-Langenberg including the neighboring hotel to one of Patrizia AG’s healthcare funds. A team led by Dr. Sönke Görgens, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised on the transaction. DERECO had acquired the two properties in the historic center of Velbert-Langenberg on a turnkey basis from Hochtief in 2010 and has since held them in its asset management portfolio ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Mathias Schröder, Partner at law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Munich office, advised Curavas GmbH on establishing the company and on its first funding round. As part of a capital increase, several well-known investors took out holdings in Curavas GmbH in the funding round ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

With a team led by partner and capital market expert Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised BluGreen Company Limited as bidder in the public takeover bid for S&O Beteiligungen AG. BluGreen had gained control of S&O Beteiligungen and thus published a bid document approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on September 18. The acquisition is part of an overall transaction in which BluGreen incorporates Enapter group into S&O Beteiligungen AG ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

Dr. Mathias Schröder, Partner at law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Munich office, provided lead counsel to Organic Garden AG on the participation of an investor in 2020. In addition to a cash capital increase in connection with the investor’s entry, authorized capital was also created. This offers the company the opportunity to attract additional investors in the future and to continue its expansion strategy ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

A Heuking team led by capital markets expert Dr. Thorsten Kutheadvised 4basebio AG on a takeover bid by Sparta AG. Sparta AG issued a voluntary public takeover offer to all 4basebio shareholders to buy their shares at EUR 2.00 per share. 4basebio AG with its registered office in Heidelberg through their technologies and products enables advances in medical science and patient care focusing on technologies and products centered around DNA ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

A team led by Sandra Pfister, a partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek based in Hamburg, successfully advised A 49 Autobahngesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, and its shareholders STRABAG Infrastrukturprojekt GmbH and Meridiam Investments SAS on the financing of the A49 PPP motorway project ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

The founding family of MACH AG sold the majority of its company to software investor Main Capital. A team led by Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised the Müller-Ontjes founding family, who will remain active co-owners of MACH AG, on the merger. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The strategic partnership with Main Capital will allow MACH to benefit from the software investor’s long-standing industry expertise ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

Billing service provider AvP Deutschland GmbH, advised by Heuking, has filed for insolvency at Düsseldorf Local Court. The crisis was caused by operational difficulties, which led to the financing partners losing trust in the company. In recent months, the company had already parted ways with a senior manager responsible for the division. A team led by insolvency lawyer Dr. Johan Schneider advises AvP Deutschland GmbH and has initiated the company’s reorientation ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised VR Equitypartner GmbH on acquiring a significant minority interest in aku.automation, a specialist for industrial image processing. VR Equitypartner intends to pursue a sustainable growth strategy with this transaction that is expected to be closed by the beginning of September 2020. As part of the transaction, aku.automation’s two founders and managing partners will keep stakes in the company ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Sönke Görgens, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate on the acquisition of four daycare center project developments in North Rhine-Westphalia for its open-end special fund “Zukunft Invest” that was launched at the beginning of the year. The team led by Görgens performed legal and tax due diligence for the acquisitions. The properties are located in Bochum (two properties), Duisburg, and Oberhausen and offer a total of 395 daycare spots ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office, legally advised funds advised by Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH (“DPE”) on the acquisition of majority stakes in B plus L Infra Log GmbH (“B plus L”) and Defoxx GmbH. With joint investments in new business areas, DPE will support B plus L group in its expansion. B plus L’s founder Gunnar Förster will retain a major stake of the company in the future ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2020
Germany

Dr. Ute Jasper, Dr. Christopher Marx, and Dr. Laurence M. Westen, Partners in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s public procurement law team, are advising six German and Austrian transportation companies on the awarding of contracts for 504 regional light rail vehicles. In addition to vehicle development, production, and permitting, the innovative invitation to bid includes vehicle maintenance for 30 years ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, Partner at the Stuttgart office, legally advised Sodecia Group on the acquisition of the assets and business activities of B&B Holding GmbH & Co. KG and BRAUN CarTec GmbH (jointly BCT). The buyer, newly incorporated Sodecia Automotive Oelsnitz GmbH (SAOEL), is part of Sodecia Group, a global automotive supplier headquartered in Maia, Portugal. Sodecia Group will take over all activities at BCT’s Saarlouis site, which was built only a few years ago ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Jörg Schewe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Hamburg, advised Danish recycling company Scanmetals A/S and its investor KIRK KAPITAL A/S on the acquisition of 85% of the shares in non-affiliated Scanmetals Deutschland GmbH. With the transaction, Scanmetals A/S is taking over a recycling plant in Germany, increasing its annual metal recovery volume from 30,000 to 45,000 tons ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2020
Germany

A team led by Stuttgart-based Partner Dr. Juliane Reichelt advised SEMODU Olympisches Dorf Entwicklungsgesellschaft 1 mbH on the sale of all shares in the three project companies “Olympisches Dorf B3”. The seller is a subsidiary of SEMODU AG. SEMODU had used the three project companies that were now sold to acquire various plots of land comprising an area of 17,700 square meters on the territory of the former Olympic Village near Berlin in 2019 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised venture capital investor German Startups Group (GSG) on its merger with SGT Capital Pte. Ltd, a global alternative investment and private equity asset manager. The merger is subject to the approval of German Startups Group’s annual general meeting that will be held on August 7, 2020. Upon conclusion of the merger, the merged company will be renamed SGT German Private Equity GmbH & Co. KGaA ...

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