Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof’s Akquisition Of Sportscheck GmbH From Otto Group

Hengeler Mueller advised Otto Group on sale of Sportscheck to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof.

The Otto Group has decided to sell its Sportscheck GmbH group company, headquartered in Unterhaching near Munich, to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. Following successful completion of the deal, Sportscheck GmbH is to be integrated into the omnichannel retail portfolio of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. Both parties have already signed a corresponding contractual agreement. The sale remains subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office.

Otto (GmbH & Co KG) operates as an e-commerce company. The Company is engaged in the business areas of multichannel retailing, financial services, and services. Otto serves customers worldwide.

SportScheck GmbH provides different products for sports field. The Company offers sports equipments, clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, bags, and other related accessories. SportScheck operates in Germany.

Hengeler Mueller advises Otto Group on the transaction. The team includes partners Emanuel P. Strehle (Picture), Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Employment, Frankfurt), Matthias Scheifele (Tax, Munich) and Daniel Kress (Restructuring, Berlin), counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) as well as associates Jakub Lorys, Hendrik Ley, Florian Dendl, Christian Lutz (all Corporate/M&A, Munich), Henning Hilke (Financing, Frankfurt), Christian Dankerl and Janine Linden (both Antitrust, Düsseldorf).

Involved fees earner: Alf-Henrik Bischke – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Dankerl – Hengeler Mueller; Florian Dendl – Hengeler Mueller; Henning Hilke – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Hoefs – Hengeler Mueller; Daniel Kress – Hengeler Mueller; Hendrik Ley – Hengeler Mueller; Janine Linden – Hengeler Mueller; Jakub Lorys – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Lutz – Hengeler Mueller; Matthias Scheifele – Hengeler Mueller; Emanuel Strehle – Hengeler Mueller; Gunther Wagner – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: Otto Group GmbH;