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greenfort | 14.09.2022
Greenfort advised Kurtz Ersa
Greenfort advised Kurtz Ersa on the raising of an ESG-linked promissory note loan in the amount of EUR 93 million. The promissory note loan was issued by a syndicate of banks with UniCredit Bank AG, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg as arrangers.
Founded in 1779, Kurtz Ersa is a globally active mechanical engineering company and is family-owned in the seventh generation. As a technology and global market leader with approx. 1,500 employees in the areas of electronics production equipment, moulding machines and automation it is expected that Kurtz Ersa generate revenues of approx. EUR 360 million in 2022.
The Greenfort team included Anh-Duc Cordalis and Marius Garnatz. The team of partner Anh-Duc Cordalis advises Kurtz Ersa on financing transactions on a regular basis.
greenfort | 15.08.2022
Greenfort has advised Cesra GmbH & Co. KG in Baden-Baden
Greenfort has advised Cesra GmbH & Co. KG in Baden-Baden on the acquisition of three pharmacy-only over-the-counter (OTC) drugs from the Ingelheim-based company Niehaus Pharma GmbH & Co. KG. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of the year.
Cesra GmbH & Co. KG has been a recognized manufacturer of phytopharmaceutical drugs and medical cosmetics since 1929. The company’s goal is to further expand its portfolio with the acquisition of successful brands and thus to strengthen the company in its German home market.
greenfort | 09.08.2022
Greenfort advised funds advised by Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH on the financing of the acquisition of H. May GmbH & Co. KG, a German supplier of hospitality furniture.
Founded in 1957, H. May GmbH & Co. KG has locations and Lehrte and Hamburg and is a leading supplier of hospitality furniture. The product range includes seating furniture and tables for indoor and outdoor use in restaurants and hotels, as well as for offices and companies in the healthcare sector. The company serves over 2,000 active customers annually with a commitment to high design expertise and quality.
Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH is the independent investment manager of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG with a private equity direct investment fund as well as venture capital and private debt funds. The direct investment strategy of Kapital 1852’s private equity division is focused on structuring and financing corporate successions, the acquisition of group companies and expansion financing for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The team led by partner Anh-Duc Cordalis advises Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH on financing transactions on a regular basis, including the acquisition of COSAWA Sanierung GmbH in August 2021.
greenfort | 02.08.2022
Greenfort advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Greenfort advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Afinum 8) on the sale of Zeit für Brot Group to a purchaser consortium being composed of Afinum Neunte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Afinum 9) and Unigestion S.A. The founder of Zeit für Brot, Dirk Steiger, remains a shareholder of Zeit für Brot Group.
Zeit für Brot is a premium food concept built around bread and related products using organic ingredients of highest quality. It has numerous shops in cities throughout Germany.
greenfort | 03.06.2022
Greenfort advised HENN Connector Group on the acquisition of VMR
VMR GmbH & Co. KG is based in Mönchweiler and is a specialist in the 3D printing of complex prototypes made of plastic and metal as well as in the production of tools.
The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen, Hannibal Özdemir, André Fischels, Felix Ries, Magdalena Paul, Claus Pegatzky and Pascal Ludwig.
expertise | 12.05.2022
Article about Greenfort in brand eins Magazine “Best law firms”
Recent article about Greenfort in the current edition of brand eins magazine (best law firms), including statements from Tosca Hohm, Andre Fischels and Gunther Weiss.
greenfort | 04.04.2022
Greenfort advised NACON on the acquisition of Daedalic Entertainment
French Euronext-listed video gaming company NACON has acquired the Hamburg-based game development and publishing studio Daedalic Entertainment. NACON strengthens its market position with several key intellectual properties of Daedalic Entertainments and remarkable publishing and game development expertise. Daedalic Entertainment’s portfolio particularly includes a cooperation The Saul Zaentz Company (dba Middle-earth Enterprises) and certain rights license, development and publishing rights to The Lord of Rings works.
The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Felix Ries (IP/IT), Claus Pegatzky (Public Law/Regulatory), Pascal M. Ludwig (Employment), André Fischels (Employment), Tosca Hohm (Corporate/Commercial), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A) and Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate).
expertise | 24.06.2022
Germany’s Best Lawyers
Annika Nielsen, Carsten Angersbach, Tobias Glienke, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Mark Lembke, Pascal Ludwig, Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter, Daniel Röder, Andreas von Oppen and Gunther Weiss have been recognized by Best Lawyers and German Handelsblatt as Germany’s Best Lawyers. Tosca Hohm has been recognized as rising star and Mark Lembke has even won the Oscar for Germany’s Best Employment Law Lawyer.
greenfort | 04.04.2022
Greenfort advised smartclip/RTL Germany on the acquisition of Realytics
showsface | 04.05.2022
Gunther Weiss “shows face”
“I want to show my face because it would have helped me a lot during my own job interviews to know successful LGBTIQ+ lawyers as role models. Above all, there is nothing to “hide” here. Diversity is an enrichment for every legal profession, be it a law firm, court, authority or in-house counsel. So let’s all show our “proud” faces!”
greenfort | 14.03.2022
Leaders League, an international rating agency with a particular focus on professional services, has ranked the following Greenfort lawyers as “Highly recommended”: Mark Lembke and Jens Oberwinter (for Labor & Employment Germany – Best Law Firms for Labor Law – 2022 – Leaders League) as well as Andreas von Oppen and Anh-Duc Cordalis (for M&A mid-cap transactions Germany – Best Law Firms for M&A: Mid-Cap – 2022 – Leaders League).
greenfort | 28.02.2022
GREENFORT advised the founders and shareholders of Westbridge Advisory GmbH on the merger with Argentus Holding GmbH.
The combination of Argentus and Westbridge Advisory creates a leading ESG service provider in the German real estate industry.
greenfort | 10.01.2022
Greenfort advised Planethome in connection with its investment in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH
Greenfort advised the Planethome Group with seat in Unterföhring, a leading real estate service provider in Germany and Austria, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH. Following the closing of the transaction at the beginning of January this year, Planethome Group now holds the majority of the shares in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH through its subsidiary Planet Group GmbH.
The family-owned real estate advisor with a particular strong presence in central Germany has a large network of national and international proprietors and investors in the apartment house / interest house sector.
The Greenfort team consisted of: Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Anh-Duc Cordalis (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection) and Pascal M. Ludwig (Employment).
greenfort | 17.03.2022
Greenfort advised in connection with the sale of the BVT Bellmann Group to Konzmann GmbH
Greenfort advised Dr. Harald Bellmann in connection with the disposal of a majority stake in the BVT Bellmann Group to Konzmann GmbH and the subsequent re-investment. Konzmann GmbH is a portfolio company of Adiuva Capital.
greenfort | 10.03.2022
Greenfort advised Yaveon in connection with the acquisition of OctoCon AG
Greenfort advised Yaveon GmbH with seat in Würzburg on the acquisition of all shares in OctoCon AG located in Winterlingen.
The IT service provider in the area of ERP solutions complements Yaveon GmbH with its international expertise, particularly in the area of medical technology.
Yaveon GmbH was advised by the Greenfort lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Dr. Felix Ries (IP/IT/Datenschutz) and Dr. André Fischels (Employment).
greenfort | 01.02.2022
Greenfort advised sellers in connection with the acquisition of ion2s GmbH by a holding company for IT services founded by Rigeto
Greenfort advised on the acquisition ion2s GmbH with its seat in Darmstadt by AndCompany GmbH. After closing of the transaction in January this year, AndCompany GmbH now holds all shares in ion2s GmbH.
AndCompany GmbH was founded by a group of investors led by Rigeto Unternehmerkapital GmbH to serve as a holding company for a network of independent companies in the field of software development and digital and IT services.
ion2s GmbH, a digital manufactory which develops highly complex digitalization solutions, web portals, eShops and SaaS applications, is Rigeto’s first acquisition in the implementation of its buy-and-build concept.
Greenfort’s team consisted of Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A) and Anh-Duc Cordalis (Corporate/M&A).
greenfort | 05.01.2022
Greenfort advised Agder Energi AS on its sale of Nordgröön Energie GmbH
Nordgröön provides services within energy optimization, synchronization and integration of renewable energy sources to the German market. Greenfort assisted Agder Energi together with the Norwegian law firm CLP.
greenfort | 09.12.2021
Greenfort advised Sorb Industri on the acquisition of a majority stake in Truck-line
Greenfort has advised the Swedish Sorb Industri AB on the acquisition of a majority stake in Truck-line GmbH with registered offices in Ahrensburg.
The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen and Florian Bader (both Corporate / M&A), Pascal Ludwig and Johanna Keil (both Labour & Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (Data Protection and IP).
greenfort | 09.12.2021
Greenfort advised Feintool on the acquisition of Kienle + Spiess group
A subsidiary of Feintool International Holding AG, a globally acting technology and market leader in the business area of fineblanking as well as a worldwide provider of high-quality and cost-effective fineblanked, formed steel components and punched electro sheet metal products, has acquired all shares in Kienle + Spiess GmbH.
Kienle + Spiess group is a leading supplier of rotors and stators for highly efficient electric drives.
With the acquisition of Kienle + Spiess group, Feintool is significantly expanding its latest business pillar, electric sheet stamping, and positioning itself as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of motor cores for battery electronic vehicles (BEV) and hybrids (HEV), industrial drives ans regenerative energies.
The transaction remains subject to approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities.
The Greenfort team consisted of: Daniel Röder, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Martin Asmuß, Florian Bader (all Corporate M&A), Mark Lembke, Pascal Ludwig, Johanna Keil (all Employment Law), Claus Pegatzky (Public Law), Magdalena Paul (Real Estate), Ann-Sophie Reitz (Finance)
greenfort | 22.11.2021
Greenfort advised PlanetHome
greenfort | 23.11.2021
Greenfort advised on the sale of Schlaadt Plastics
expertise | 07.09.2021
Greenfort is again nominated as best boutique firm for trainee lawyers by iurratio.
We are happy that our continuous commitment to the education of young lawyers is recognized.
greenfort | 10.08.2021
Greenfort advised Mediengruppe RTL on the acquisition of Gruner + Jahr’s publishing assets and brands
Congratulation to our long standing client Mediengruppe RTL for creating a German cross-media champion with Gruner + Jahr.
The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A/Commercial), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A/Commercial), Magdalena Paul (Commercial/Real Estate), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Prof. Dr. Claus Pegatzky (Public Law) and Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate).
greenfort | 06.07.2021
Greenfort advises Elanders AB (publ) on acquisition of Schätzl Druck & Medien GmbH & Co. KG
greenfort | 02.07.2021
Greenfort advised 3D Systems in acquisition of Additive Works
3D Systems Inc., a NYSE-listed worldwide developer und producer of 3D printers, 3D printing supplies and 3D scanners, has acquired all shares in startup Additive Works GmbH. Additive Works specializes in simulation-based 3D printing workflow and print preparation optimization software.
The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Employment), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Pascal M. Ludwig, André Fischels, Dorothee Wahlen (all Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/data protection).
greenfort | 19.04.2021
Greenfort advises Romaco Group on its acquisition of STE Tecpharm, S. L., a Spanish manufacturer of processing equipment.
Through the acquisition of Tecpharm, Romaco is further expanding its processing division. The company will operate under the name Romaco Tecpharm, S. L. By effective purchase agreement, Romaco will acquire 75 percent of the shares in owner-managed STE Tecpharm, S. L. in a first step. The remaining 25 percent will be transferred at a later point.
Tecpharm was founded in 2013 by David Mateo, Bárbara Jané and Pedro Cuadrado as a spin-off of the STE Group. The core competence of the supplier of equipment for the pharmaceutical industry is the development, assembly and marketing of coating systems for pills. In addition, the manufacturer supplies various technologies for wet granulation on a laboratory and production scale. Post-closing of the transaction, Tecpharm will continue to operate as an independent business unit of the Romaco Group based in Spain.
With the new addition, Romaco operates a total of five production sites in Germany, Italy and Spain. With its technologies, the European pharmaceutical machine manufacturer covers the entire process chain in the manufacture, processing and packaging of pharmaceutical solid products. In the future, the processing division will be represented by the product brands Romaco Innojet, Romaco Kilian and Romaco Tecpharm and their technologies wet granulation, pellet coating, tabletting and tablet coating.
Further information: www.romaco.com
greenfort | 06.07.2021
Greenfort advises Panasonic in connection with sale of one of its European business divisions
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, a German subsidiary of Japan-based Panasonic group, has sold its European Security and Industrial Medical Vision (IMV) business to a European subsidiary of Japanese i-PRO Sensing Solutions group. i-PRO used to be part of the Panasonic group until a few years ago. Closing of the asset deal is subject to certain conditions precedent and is expected to occur on October 1, 2021.
The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Prof. Dr. Mark Lembke, Dr. Pascal M. Ludwig (Labor & Employment), Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate/M&A)
greenfort | 03.05.2021
DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH acquires majority shareholding in Engelmann Sensor GmbH
Greenfort advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Engelmann Sensor GmbH from NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and capiton AG.
Engelmann is the leading European manufacturer of smart heat meters for the sub-metering industry. In recent years, Engelmann has continuously strengthened its market positioning by evolving its comprehensive product portfolio towards becoming the preferred system provider in the market. The transaction remains subject to approval from the relevant competition authorities.
For further details: www.dpe.de/en/
greenfort | 15.03.2021
Greenfort coaches the teams of the Universities of Bielefeld, Frankfurt a.M., Münster and Onsnabrück for the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2021.
On 4 March 2021, Greenfort held a virtual mock pleading with the four teams and their coaches in which two teams competed against each other at a time with their arguments before Greenfort as the arbitral tribunal. After the pleadings, Greenfort provided extensive feedback both regarding the content of the pleading and the demeanor of the team members.
greenfort | 04.03.2021
Greenfort advises Mediengruppe RTL on acquisition of outstanding 50% shareholding in SUPER RTL from Disney
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland acquires the 50 % stake in SUPER RTL held by BVI Television Investments, Inc. a Walt Disney Company. This increases Mediengruppe RTL’s stake to 100 per cent and makes it the sole shareholder of SUPER RTL. The transaction is subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority and will be notified to the competent media authority.
Greenfort provided legal advice to Mediengruppe RTL in the area of Corporate/M&A.
Legal: Dr. Caroline Vedder (Vice General Counsel / RTL / Corporate/M&A); Dr. Ralph Sammeck (General Counsel / RTL / Antitrust); Dr. Olaf Christiansen (Antitrust / Bertelsmann)
Tax: Michael Beisheim / Bertelsmann, Andre Schley / Bertelsmann
Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate / M&A); Martin Asmuß (Corporate / M&A); Carina Junkert (Corporate / M&A)
greenfort | 24.02.2021
sdWomen #Talk – Employment law basics for women
Hardly any other area of law is as closely interwoven with one’s own life as employment law, since it deals with the legal relationship that usually forms the economic basis of one’s existence. The numerous participants in yesterday’s sdWomen #Talk, in which Johanna Keil and Anna Franziska Hauer spoke on the topic of “Employment law basics for women”, confirmed that there are topics that do not exclusively, but nevertheless predominantly, affect women.
greenfort | 12.02.2021
Greenfort advised WPO on its acquisition of Kaiserwetter’s German, Danish and Spanish asset management operations.
WPO, the leading independent provider of asset management and specialized services for renewables has announced the expansion of its European platform with the acquisition of Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management GmbH’s German and Danish asset management and advisory operations together with 100% of the share capital of its Spanish subsidiary, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management S.L.U.
greenfort | 24.02.2021
Greenfort advises EDP European Dental Partners on acquisition of a majority stake in Kentzler-Kaschner Dental
EDP European Dental Partners GmbH, a subsidiary of Swedish Lifco AB, has acquired a majority stake in dental company Kentzler-Kaschner Dental GmbH, based in Ellwangen, Germany.
greenfort | 14.01.2021
Greenfort advised the shareholder of WM Beautysystems AG (WMBS)
Greenfort advised the shareholder of WM Beautysystems AG (WMBS) – the largest beauty and tanning studio chain operator in Germany and Europe, running its studios under the well-known brand Sunpoint – on the sale of a majority stake to Rieker Investment.
greenfort | 14.01.2021
Greenfort advised Austrian HENN Group
Greenfort advised Austrian HENN Group in its acquisition of the business of Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG, Waiblingen, and its US-subsidiary Eisele Connectors Inc. from the insolvency estate of Eisele Pneumatics. Completion of the transaction is inter alia subject to the condition precedent that HENN Group is able to also acquire the business premises used by Eisele Pneumatics, which are not part of the insolvency estate, from its current owner.
expertise | 04.12.2020
Greenfort advised TSR Recycling GmbH in connection with a Joint Venture with Rhein Main Rohstoffe GmbH
greenfort | 26.11.2020
Greenfort advises Swedish Lifco on acquisition of Rissmann Dental
people | 27.11.2020
Interview with Mark Lembke by Think-it
greenfort | 27.10.2020
Greenfort advises EDP European Dental Partners on acquisition of a majority stake in Kaniedent
EDP European Dental Partners GmbH, a subsidiary of Swedish Lifco AB, has acquired a majority stake in dental company Kaniedenta Dentalmedizinische Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herford, Germany. The transaction is subject to merger control clearance.
Expertise | 21.09.2020
Greenfort advised REMONDIS, Germany‘s largest recycling company, in its successful bid for a 49% stake in FES
Greenfort advised REMONDIS, Germany‘s largest recycling company, in its successful bid for a 49% stake in FES, Frankfurt‘s public private partnership that is responsible for the city’s waste disposal. REMONDIS signed contracts worth roughly EUR 2.4 billion. The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss and Tobias Glienke (both M&A/Corporate) as well as Prof. Dr. Claus Pegatzky (Public law/Regulatory).
people | 15.10.2020
Gunther is one of the 40 faces of ALICE’s LGBT+ project
Gunther Weiss is one of the 40 faces of ALICE’s LGBT+ project.
greenfort | 21.08.2020
Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Mining Group on the sale of substantial business activities and shareholdings
Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Mining Group on the sale of substantial business activities and shareholdings, including the sale of the majority stake in the copper mine in Armenia (ZCMC), the sale of the chrome mine in South Africa, the sale of the majority stake in CRONIMET Mining Processing Group and the sale of the CRONIMET Mining Energy AG. The Greenfort-Team consisted of Gunther Weiss (Federführung), Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Sarah Widmaier, Magdalena Paul and Dr. Felix Ries.
greenfort | 21.08.2020
Lifco Group acquires all shares of Consys GmbH
Greenfort advised the Swedish Lifco Group on the acquisition of all shares in Consys GmbH, Munich. Consys develops and distributes software in the dental sector. The Greenfort-Team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Pascal Ludwig (Arbeitsrecht) and Hannibal Özdemir (IT/Datenschutz/Commercial).
people | 28.05.2020
Andreas von Oppen and Daniela Hangarter are co-initiators of #stayonboard, an initiative aimed at changing the Stock Corporations Act to allow board members to take a break for family reasons (e.g. pregnancy, parenting, caring for family members).
Greenfort | 18.06.2020
Let the pleadings begin!
Continuing the established tradition, Greenfort once again supported a team of students from the Goethe University Frankfurt in the preparations for this year’s Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court, which will take place in June 2020. The case, which is embedded in “European Labour Law”, deals with current issues relating to the relocation of business operations to the private home office. Due to the current circumstances, the meeting with Anna Hauer and Johanna Keil did not take place in the offices as usually, but virtually. The students had the opportunity to present their pleadings in English. Afterwards, the content, style of presentation, legal aspects of the presented case as well as procedural tactics were discussed and debated in a joint session. The team had the opportunity to obtain suggestions, ideas and proposals for improvement from the practice.
The Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court is an initiative of labour law lecturers at the University of Amsterdam. Its declared aim is to deepen and improve knowledge of labour law at European level. Since 2016, it has taken place on an annual basis – always in different European Member State. This year’s event was supposed to take place in Tbilisi, Georgia. However, due to the current situation, it will be held virtually. Germany will be represented for the third time by a team of tree students from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Greenfort wishes “our” team the best of luck and much success!
People | 29.06.2020
Interview with Mark Lembke by Handelsblatt
People | 04.05.2020
TOP RANKING CORPORATE / M&A AND EMPLOYMENT IN CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2020
In Chambers Europe Guide 2020, Greenfort was again ranked as one of the top law firms in Germany. In “Corporate / M & A – Mid Market (Germany)” Greenfort was ranked in Band 2 and as to Employment Greenfort was ranked in Band 4. Andreas von Oppen was named as “Leading Individual” for Corporate / M&A and Mark Lembke and Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter for Employment.
People | 24.02.2020
Chambers Global Guide 2020
Chambers Global, the international Legal Journal, which covers over 185 jurisdictions, has ranked Andreas von Oppen in Chambers Global Guide 2020 for the practice areas Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 2. Andreas von Oppen demonstrates notable expertise in cross-border acquisitions including asset deals as well as joint ventures. “He is a good sparring partner,” notes one impressed client.
People | 28.05.2020
Awarded for Employment Law Specialist
German Wirtschaftswoche identified Greenfort and particularly Mark Lembke and Daniela Hangarter to belong to Germany’s most prestigious Employment Law Specialist.