DEICHMANN Group acquires Buffalo Boots GmbH


Gleiss Lutz has advised the founder and owner of Buffalo Boots GmbH, Michael Conradi, on the sale of the company to the DEICHMANN Group.

Closing of the transaction is still subject to approval by the competent cartel authorities.

Buffalo Boots GmbH has its registered office in Hochheim am Main and was established by Michael Conradi in 1979. The company sells boots and shoes under the German brand Buffalo. Both the brand and the company are to be maintained as independent entities after the takeover by DEICHMANN.

The DEICHMANN Group, which is headquartered in Essen, is the market leader in the German and European shoe business. It has around 37,300 employees worldwide and more than 3,700 branches in 24 countries.

The owner of Buffalo Boots GmbH, Michael Conradi, was advised by the following team of Gleiss Lutz lawyers: Dr. Michael Marquardt (Picture) (lead, partner, tax), Dr. Jan Bauer, Dr. Konstantin von Dryander and Dr. Rüdiger Schmidt-Bendun (all corporate/M&A) (all Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Jan Bauer – Gleiss Lutz; Konstantin von Dryander – Gleiss Lutz; Rüdiger Schmidt-Bendun – Gleiss Lutz; Michael Marquardt – Gleiss Lutz;

Law Firms: Gleiss Lutz;

Clients: Michael Conradi;