Ashurst advised funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe and their portfolio company Vivonio Furniture GmbH on the acquisition of fm Büromöbel Franz Meyer GmbH Co. KG from the fm Group.
The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction still requires the approval of the cartel authorities.
By the purchase, Vivonio is further extending its competence as a major player in the European furniture market.
The Ashurst team was led by the corporate partner Dr Benedikt von Schorlemer (picture), including partners Nicolas Deuerling (real estate), Dr Martin Bünning (tax) and Dr Bernd Egbers (finance). They were assisted by counsel Dr Philip Cavaillès, associates Anna-Maria Krekeler and Jan Ischreyt, paralegal Julia Stumpf (Corporate); senior associate François Maartens Heynike (IP / IT and data protection); associate Felix Bergfort (Real estate); counsel Dr Marius Fritzsche and senior associate Juditha von der Heydt (Employment); associate Carina Park (Tax); and counsel Carsten Endres and paralegal Franziska Nebollieff (Finance).
Involved fees earner: Benedikt von Schorlemer – Ashurst; Philip Cavaillès – Ashurst; Anna-Maria Krekeler – Ashurst; Jan Ischreyt – Ashurst; Nicolas Deuerling – Ashurst; Felix Bergfort – Ashurst; Martin Bünning – Ashurst; Carina Park – Ashurst; Bernd Egbers – Ashurst; Carsten Endres – Ashurst; François Maartens Heynike – Ashurst; Marius Fritzsche – Ashurst; Juditha von der Heydt – Ashurst;
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