Bridgepoint Development Capital’s Acquisition of Kreuzfahrtberater.de


Noerr has advised British PE investor Bridgepoint Development Capital on the acquisition of the cruise agency Kreuzfahrtberater.de.

Bridgepoint’s portfolio company cruise.co.uk is taking over the internet platform. This makes the new combined company which also includes cruise.uk and seascanner.com the largest cruise travel agency in Europe with cruise sales of approximately €250 million. The founders of Kreuzfahrtberater.de are reinvesting substantially in the joint business and will continue to hold key positions in the leadership team.

Travers Smith advised on the English law aspects of the transaction with a team including Ian Shawyer and George Weavil.

In Zurich, Walder Wyss advised Bridgepoint with Daniel Dedeyan (Corporate/Banking), Christoph Stutz (Employment) and Dirk Spacek (IP/IT).

Noerr LLP advised Bridgepoint Development Capital with a team including Falk Osterloh (Picture) (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Georg Schneider, Sebastian Voigt (both Private Equity, Dresden), Silvia Sparfeld (Corporate, Munich), Eckhart Schleifenbaum (Private Equity, Munich), Thomas Thalhofer (IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy, Munich), Fabian Badtke (Antitrust & Competition, Frankfurt), Michael Brandl, Julia Hecht (both Private Equity, both Munich), Janine Telke (Corporate, Berlin), Yvonne Dietzel (Employment & Pensions), Bärbel Milsch (Commerce & Trade, both Dresden), Konrad Zdanowiecki (IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy, Munich), Nina Elisabeth Herbort (Telecommunications, Berlin), Theresa Arand (Intellectual Property & Media), Dominik Pokora (Corporate, both Dresden).

CMS advised Kreuzfahrtberater.de with Jörg Lips, John Hammond, Dr. Jochen Lux (M&A), Stephan Werlen (M&A), Jesko Nobiling, David Hürlimann (Tax), Rolf Hempel (Antitrust), Heralt Hug (IP/IT), Juliane Voigtmann (M&A), Andreas Hofelich (Employment), Christoph Löffler, Peter Ollesch, Carien Schulte, Pia Klages (M&A), Pascal Stocker (M&A), Anja Schöder (Employment), Stefan Schreiber and Hans-Christian Woger (IP&IT)

Involved fees earner: Stephan Werlen – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Pascal Stocker – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; David Hürlimann – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Ian Shawyer – Travers Smith; George Weavil – Travers Smith; Daniel Dedeyan – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Christoph Stutz – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Dirk Spacek – Walder Wyss Ltd.; Falk Osterloh – Noerr; Georg Schneider – Noerr; Sebastian Voigt – Noerr; Silvia Sparfeld – Noerr; Eckhart Schleifenbaum – Noerr; Michael Brandl – Noerr; Julia Hecht – Noerr; Janine Telke – Noerr; Dominik Pokora – Noerr; Thomas Thalhofer – Noerr; Konrad Zdanowiecki – Noerr; Theresa Arand – Noerr; Fabian Badtke – Noerr; Yvonne Dietzel – Noerr; Bärbel Milsch – Noerr; Jörg Lips – CMS Hasche Sigle; John Hammond – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jochen Lux – CMS Hasche Sigle; Juliane Voigtmann – CMS Hasche Sigle; Christoph Löffler – CMS Hasche Sigle; Peter Ollesch – CMS Hasche Sigle; Carien Schulte – CMS Hasche Sigle; Pia Klages – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jesko Nobiling – CMS Hasche Sigle; Rolf Hempel – CMS Hasche Sigle; Heralt Hug – CMS Hasche Sigle; Stefan Schreiber – CMS Hasche Sigle; Hans-Christian Woger – CMS Hasche Sigle; Andreas Hofelich – CMS Hasche Sigle; Anja Schöder – CMS Hasche Sigle;

Law Firms: CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Travers Smith; Walder Wyss Ltd.; Noerr; CMS Hasche Sigle;

Clients: Bridgepoint Development Capital; Kreuzfahrtberater GmbH;