Sumitomo Corporation’s acquisition of a minority interest in Hay Holding GmbH

Gleiss Lutz has been advising the listed Japanese Sumitomo Corporation, a leading integrated trading company engaged in diverse businesses, on the acquisition of a minority interest in Hay Holding GmbH (“Hay”). Sumitomo Corporation will acquire a 25% stake in Hay from Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd (“Musashi”). Musashi is engaged in the manufacture and sale […]


Gleiss Lutz advises Helaba on sale of HANNOVER LEASING Group to CORESTATE CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), a fully integrated real estate investment manager and co-investor, is purchasing 94.9% of the shares in the HANNOVER LEASING Group. The sellers are essentially the majority shareholders of the HANNOVER LEASING Group, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba) and Hessisch-Thüringische […]

GEMA v. Webedia GmbH

GÖRG and BEITEN BURKHARDT have advised on the case On 19 April 2017, the Berlin Court of Appeal is due to hear the appeal in GEMA versus Webedia GmbH – a publisher of leading entertainment brands such as Filmstarts, Moviepilot, GameStar, GamePro and IGN. In March 2016, the publishing group, whose focus is on digital […]

Squeeze-out of GfK SE

Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on the deal Acceleratio Capital N.V. and GfK-Nürnberg, Gesellschaft für Konsum-, Markt- und Absatzforschung e.V. (Association for Consumer, Marketing and Sales Research) informed GfK SE that they intend to carry out a squeeze-out resulting in the transfer of the minority shareholders’ shares to the majority shareholder Acceleratio Capital N.V., a holding […]

Swiss Life Asset Managers’ Acquisition of Stuttgart shopping mall SchwabenGalerie

GSK Stockmann has advised Swiss Life Asset Managers on the acquisition of the Stuttgart shopping mall SchwabenGalerie for a fund of its subsidiary Swiss Life Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (Swiss Life KVG). Seller is a fund of Deutsche Fonds Holding AG, Stuttgart. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The acquisition of SchwabenGalerie, which […]

Vistra’s Acquisition of Optegra Group

Noerr has advised Vistra, one of the world’s leading corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary, private office, and fund administration services, on the acquisition of optegra, a German based specialist in auditing, tax consultancy and management consultancy services. With offices in Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, optegra specialises in providing consulting services to various […]

NorthEdge Capital’s investment in independent soft drinks company Clearly Drinks Group Limited.

Bond Dickinson has advised NorthEdge Capital on its investment in independent soft drinks company Clearly Drinks Group Limited. Based in Sunderland, Clearly Drinks is a soft drinks manufacturer, bottler and distributor operating in the fast-growing flavoured spring water sector. The company specialises in sugar-free products with brands including Perfectly Clear, 1870 Mixers and Northumbria Spring, […]