Union Investment’s acquisition of shopping center “Rathaus-Galerie” (City Hall Gallery) in Leverkusen

P+P advises Union Investment on the acquisition of the shopping center “Rathaus-Galerie” in Leverkusen Union Investment acquired the shopping center “Rathaus-Galerie” (City Hall Gallery) in Leverkusen for the open real estate fund UniImmo: Europa. The seller of the center, which opened in 2010 with retail space of around 36,300 m², was the open-ended CS EUROREAL […]

Inflexion’s investment in Cawood Scientific

Inflexion has completed the buyout of Cawood Scientific, the UK’s largest independent provider of analytical laboratory testing services for land-based industries. Founded over 25 years ago, Cawood delivers highly accredited analytical services to organisations within the agriculture and renewable energy sectors. The business serves over 3,500 customers across three divisions; NRM Laboratories, Sciantec Analytical and […]

Kieser Training AG’s Joint Venture with EuroSinoInvest

Noerr has advised Kieser Training AG on setting up a joint venture together with the Chinese project developer EuroSinoInvest (ESI). This joint venture marks Kieser’s entry to the Chinese market. The first Kieser training studio in China is soon to open in Beijing. Kieser Training, which focusses on health-oriented fitness training, currently operates 138 training […]

BNP Paribas Securities Services’s acquisition of a minority stake in fintech start-up Fortia Financial Solutions

BNP Paribas Securities Services has taken a minority stake in fintech start-up Fortia Financial Solutions, a software company which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and business process monitoring to help the fund industry meet rising compliance requirements and manage mounting volumes of data. Founded in 2012, Fortia has developed Innova, a new generation investment compliance […]

Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA’s Private Placement of 1,000,000 Ordinary Registered Shares

BEITEN BURKHARDT has advised Hornbach Familien-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH on the private placement of 1,000,000 ordinary shares on the capital market. The private placement in an accelerated bookbuild was announced by Commerzbank AG on 27 March and successfully completed on 28 March 2017. The sold one million ordinary registered shares equal 6.25 per cent of the KGaA’s […]

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Bank AG and WMF Group GmbH’s sale of their interest in BHS Tabletop AG

Gleiss Lutz and P+P have advised on the deal Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Deutsche Bank AG and WMF Group GmbH have sold their shareholdings in the publicly listed company, BHS Tabletop AG (BHS), to Serafin Unternehmensgruppe in Munich. Serafin is a Munich-based diversified group of companies whose philosophy derives from more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition […]

LDC’s €44 million management buyout of Fishawack Group Limited, the specialist provider of scientific communications services to global pharmaceutical companies

Addleshaw Goddard LLP has advised PE house LDC on the management buyout (MBO) of Fishawack Group, a medical communications agency headquartered in Knutsford. LDC’s investment will allow Fishawack to develop its buy-and-build strategy in a series of targeted acquisitions. Founded in 2001 by Oliver Dennis and Dominic Miller, who will both continue to lead the […]

AccorHotels Group’s acquisition of Availpro to create the European leader of digital services for independent hotels

Jones Day has advised AccorHotels in its acquisition of Availpro, the leader in France and one of the leading European software providers to hoteliers with more than 6,500 clients. The consolidation of these two major players will create the leading European digital services provider for independent hotels, ranked the third largest global player in its […]

C C Land Holdings’s £292 million acquisition of One Kingdom Street, London, from TH Real Estate

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Hong Kong investor, C C Land Holdings on its acquisition of One Kingdom Street, London, from TH Real Estate on behalf of the Cityhold Office Partnership (CHOP) for £292m. Located in Paddington Central, the Grade A, 264,898sq ft office building, is home to tenants including Vodafone, Shire, Mysis and Statoil and […]