Frankfurt am Main, April 26, 2018 A multidisciplinary and international team assembled from the PwC/PwC Legal network provided Smyths Toys Superstores (“Smyths Toys”) based in Galway (Ireland) with comprehensive advice on the acquisition of Toys “R” Us operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (“Target Companies”). PwC Legal (with teams from Germany, Austria & Switzerland) provided […]
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfergesellschaft (PwC) has provided the shareholders of AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH with comprehensive legal advice on the sale of all shares and the acquisition by ASM Technology Singapore Pte Ltd in the course of a bidding process.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided comprehensive legal advisory services to THI Investments GmbH on funding Novihum Technologies.
Düsseldorf, March 15, 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and its Czech Partner law firm PwC Czech Republic, as part of a consortium, won the bid to become the legal advisor for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA). Together with German law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Czech law firm Kocián […]
Hamburg/Berlin, March 12th 2018 PwC Legal acted as legal counsel to the FRIMO Group in Lotte (Westphalia) on a revolving credit facility with a bank syndicate in the amount of 80 million euro for refinancing purposes. The bank syndicate was arranged by Commerzbank, which together with DZ Bank, HSBC and LBBW acted as lender. The […]
Nuremberg, March 9th 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided the shareholders of Commsolid GmbH with comprehensive legal advice on the sale of all shares and the acquisition by Goodix Technology (HK) Company Limited. Commsolid GmbH was founded in 2015. Its shareholders are, among others, the founding shareholders Dr. Matthias Weiss, Lars Melzer, […]
PwC Legal gave comprehensive legal advice to reBuy reCommerce GmbH on a round of financing. The company amassed approximately €21 million as part of the corporate action. The investors involved were the Swiss holding company Evoco AG, the company’s own management, and the British investment funds of Headway Capital Partners and Keyhaven Capital Partners. The company plans on continuing its internationalisation efforts and strengthening its own brand in 2018.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided comprehensive legal advice to Learnship Networks GmbH and the majority of its shareholders on the sale of their shares to THI Investments GmbH. As part of the transaction THI Investments GmbH also invested €10 million in the company. Shareholders of the Cologne-based company include, amongst others, its founding shareholders Sushel Bijganath and Thomas Sonntag. Already in the past KfW, NRW.BANK, BDMI GmbH, Wecken & Cie. (limited partnership), DME Invest GmbH & Co. KG and Cartus Corporation have invested in the startup.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfergesellschaft (PwC) provided the city of Wuppertal with comprehensive business and legal advice on the consolidation of its non-profit housing association Gemeinnützige Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbh (“GWG”).
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfergesellschaft (PwC) provided the owners of Ebner, a traditional Regensburg bakery, with full legal and tax advice on the sale of the entire bakery business to Gäubodenbäcker Hahn Group.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Aktiengesellschaft Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided legal advice to the Helvetia Venture Fund on investing a single-digit million amount in the insurtech start-up INZMO. INZMO offers a fully digitalised B2B2C insurance process ranging from the managing of contracts and partnerships to claims reporting.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Aktiengesellschaft Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has advised Düsseldorf-based Statkraft Ventures GmbH on investing in ZOLAR GmbH, an online distributor of solar energy systems headed by co-founders Alexander Melzer and Gregor Loukidis, as part of the current Series A financing round. The Danish fund investor Sunstone Technology Ventures along with TS Ventures GmbH and the French fund investor Partech Ventures participated in the round. In addition to the co-founders, the Swiss Christian Gell and GP JOULE IPP Assets GmbH have already invested in the Berlin-based start-up.
On 26 June, 2017, the new Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz, or “GWG”, in the following the “Act”) implementing the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive came into force. The Act regulates inter alia the introduction of a so-called transparency register.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided extensive legal advice to Luxshare Limited on the purchase of business assets and shares from TRW Automotive Inc. TRW Automotive Inc. is a member of ZF Group, a worldwide leading supplier of driveline and chassis technology for cars and commercial vehicles. The focus of advice given by the lawyers of PwC legal was in particular relating to legal due diligence and contract negotiations, antitrust law and foreign investment law.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided comprehensive legal advice to international technology group Körber AG on the acquisition of MTC S.R.L, a leading manufacturer of folding lines for tissue paper products. The focus of advice given by the lawyers of PwC Legal was in particular relating to legal due diligence and contract negotiations. In close cooperation with the PwC Legal lawyers, experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC GmbH WPG) advised Körber in particular on the tax and on the financial due diligence.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided comprehensive advice to Evangelische Bank eG (Evangelische Bank), a church-based credit cooperative with registered office in Kassel, on a majority sub-participation in a loan portfolio in Austria. PwC Legal supported Evangelische Bank, in particular, in the legal due diligence, the assessment of state guarantees under EU state aid law and the structuring and drafting of the sub-participation agreement. The total loan portfolio amounts to ca. € 224 million as of December 30, 2016.
PwC Legal is strengthening its Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions practice group: on August 1st 2016, Dr Patrick Nordhues joined PwC Legal as a Local Partner at the Essen office. Patrick Nordhues (42) came from the Cologne-based corporate law firm Seitz Rechtsanwälte, where he was Partner in the field of corporate law since 2015. He previously worked at PwC Legal in Düsseldorf for over three years and brings with him a total of ten years of experience at international law
Frankfurt am Main, September 08, 2016 PwC Legal comprehensively advised Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the Würth Group, on the legal aspects of the acquisition of the electronics company AMBER wireless GmbH. Due diligence, contract design, the negotiations and the execution of the purchase of company shares and assets were […]
Frankfurt am Main, September 5th, 2016. PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided comprehensive legal advice to Swedish family company Scandector AB as well as to the Australian corporations Avenir Initiative Pty Ltd. and Wilhelmina Investments Pty Ltd. on the acquisition of the majority of shares in Erich Utsch AG, one of the world’s […]
Frankfurt am Main, August 30th 2016. PwC Legal advised the Bamberg-based Mediengruppe Oberfranken (MGO) on the acquisition of shares in Edelweiss72 GmbH, a Munich-based agency for interactive media. MGO is now the new majority stakeholder in Edelweiss72, which will continue to operate as an individual brand and handle client projects nationwide independently of the Bamberg […]
Frankfurt am Main, August 24th August 2016 PwC Legal provided comprehensive legal advice to the graphite and carbon manufacturer SGL Carbon SE on the legal separation of its business unit Performance Products. The planning and realisation of the carve-out in eight countries with regard to corporate and labour law were the focus of the consultation […]
Frankfurt am Main, August 15th 2016. PwC Legal provided Service Partner One GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, with comprehensive legal advice on a series A financing round. This involved, in particular, the design of investment and participation contracts, their negotiation and execution. The lead investor is the venture capital firm EQT Ventures. The capital, amounting to […]
Frankfurt am Main, July 20th 2016 PwC Legal has comprehensively advised the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on the state aid law notification procedure before the European Commission for the financing of the planned Bremerhaven Offshore Terminal (OTB). In its decision dated July 14th 2016, the European Commission granted investment aid for the construction of […]
Frankfurt, 15 July 2016 Pricewaterhouse Coopers Legal AG (PwC Legal) advised the international technology group Körber on its acquisition of the Danish depalletising provider. Körber AG takes over 100% of shares in Qubiqa Logistics from the Danish investment company BWB Partners. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. PwC Legal provided Körber with […]
Frankfurt am Main, July 15th 2016 PwC Legal provided Klinikum Augsburg with comprehensive advice on its conversion into a university hospital. As the responsible body of the hospital, the Hospital Administration Association of Augsburg (Krankenhauszweckverband Augsburg, or KZVA), which covers the city and district of Augsburg, is the contractor. PwC Legal has guided the KZVA […]
Frankfurt am Main, July 12th 2016 PwC Legal advised Bayerische Landesbank on issuing a promissory note loan of €250 million for the services company Edenred S.A. The loan was arranged by Bayerische Landesbank and Commerzbank AG. It was significantly oversubscribed. The promissory note loans consist of five to seven year tranches (average maturity of 6.1 years) with […]
Frankfurt am Main, May 19th 2016 PwC Legal provided comprehensive legal advice to the private investor Devario Invest GmbH on the sale of its student accommodation portfolio “Headquarter” to the international investor Global Student Accommodation (GSA). The “Headquarter” portfolio consists of four properties in Münster, Dresden, Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main. The total usable space […]
Frankfurt am Main, April 8th, 2016 PwC Legal has provided comprehensive advice to Proto Labs, Inc., a prototype and low-volume production parts manufacturer with global headquarters in the USA and listed on NYSE, on the acquisition of the business operations of the insolvent companies Alphaform AG in Feldkirchen, Germany, and Alphaform Claho GmbH in Eschenlohe, […]
Frankfurt am Main, March 8th 2016. PwC Legal advised Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG (NOZ Medien) on its acquisition of Medien Holding Nord GmbH (mh:n). The deal is still subject to approval under competition law. PwC Legal performed legal due diligence for the Osnabrück-based media company and provided advice on purchase contract negotiations and […]
Frankfurt am Main, February 17th 2016. PwC Legal advised DIHAG Holding GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, on the acquisition of shares in the Belgian steel and iron foundry Allard-Europe NV. The shares were acquired as part of a joint venture with Royal IHC, a Dutch company specialising in shipbuilding and equipment for maritime construction. DIHAG […]
Frankfurt am Main, 26th November 2015. PwC Legal advised Aareal Bank AG, a real estate and mortgage bank which is listed on the MDAX index, concerning the sale of a credit portfolio to Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG. Our main activities lay in the contractual negotiations. Credit engagements, originally finalised by Corealcredit Bank AG, formed part of […]
Frankfurt am Main, October 9th 2015 PwC Legal advised Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG (HGK) in the full acquisition of Neska Schiffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH. HGK already held 35% of shares in Neska. As part of the transaction, which is still subject to approval by the antitrust authority and the municipal supervisory body, HGK will […]
Frankfurt am Main, September 18th 2015 PwC Legal advised the German Tennis Federation (Deutscher Tennis Bund, or DTB) during negotiations with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). After years of disagreement, a settlement was reached regarding the legal dispute concerning the compensation of legal fees incurred during a lawsuit, which centred on the downgrading of […]
Frankfurt am Main, January 28, 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided extensive advice to the Japan based JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) during the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Standardkessel Power Systems Holding GmbH (SPSH), a holding company owning 100 percent of the shares in the Standardkessel Baumgarte Group. Standardkessel […]
Frankfurt/Main, 23. December 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has advised Gerry Weber International AG in its acquisition of all shares in Hallhuber Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH and its subsidiary Hallhuber GmbH. PwC Legal offered comprehensive legal advice to the acquirer in matters relating to contract negotiations, antitrust law and due diligence. The transaction is still […]
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Le-gal) has advised the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the re-tendering of services so far provided by „EnergieAgentur.NRW“. A bidder consortium of agiplan GmbH and EE Energy Engineers GmbH emerged as the winner of the tender […]
Frankfurt am Main, June 17, 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has advised DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb GmbH, a subsidiary of publishing company Gruner + Jahr AG & CO. KG, on the acquisition of a 50.1 percent share in bitmanager-media GmbH. bitmanager-media provides IT services focusing on customer relationship management systems (CRM) and has been […]
Frankfurt am Main, May 28, 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has advised TBWA (Germany) Holding GmbH, a member of the TBWA worldwide network of advertising agencies, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Heimat Werbeagentur GmbH. In return, Heimat acquired shares in TBWA Düsseldorf. Furthermore, PwC Legal has advised TBWA Germany on […]
Frankfurt am Main, May 5, 2014. PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided extensive advice to Klambt Programmzeitschriften GmbH, a company of Klambt media group, on the acquisition of ten TV programming guides from Funke media group by means of an asset deal. The focus of the advice was on negotiating the sales agreement […]
Frankfurt am Main, April 17, 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has provided extensive advice to the Afinum group during the acquisition of 40 percent of company shares in Ludwig Görtz GmbH by way of a capital increase. The shares were acquired by AF Eigenkapitalfonds für deutschen Mittelstand GmbH & Co. KG, a holding […]
Frankfurt am Main, 14. Oktober 2013 Die PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) hat den Insolvenzverwalter der Haarmann Group, Thomas Georg von der Kanzlei Mönning & Georg, beim Verkauf des Aluminiumunternehmens an die niederländische Beteiligungsgesellschaft H2 Equity Partners umfassend bei den Vertragsverhandlungen beraten. Gemeinsam mit den Anwälten von PwC Legal waren bei diesem Projekt auch […]
Frankfurt am Main, September 23, 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) advises Stahlgruber Group, a leading automotive parts trader and workshop equipment supplier, in the acquisition of 51 % of the shares in PV Group – operating in the market under “PV Automotive”. The acquisition is subject to approval by the competent antitrust authorities. […]
Frankfurt am Main, 14. January 2013 The law firm PwC Legal has advised Krones AG, a German MDax listed manufacturer of beverage filling and packaging systems, on the acquisition of 26 percent of the shares in Klug GmbH, a supplier of logistics systems. Krones therefore repositioned itself in the fields of material flow technology/intralogistics. The […]