Gilde Buy Out Partners’ Investment in Caseking

Sidley advised Gilde Buy Out Partners in its investment in Caseking, a leading supplier of high-performance PC gaming equipment and peripherals.

Funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners executed the acquisition of Caseking Group, together with the Founders and management. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Caseking, a leading supplier of high-performance PC-gaming equipment and peripherals, maintains a track record of strong organic growth, excellent market understanding and successful product placement supporting the future growth of the Company.

Caseking has displayed consistent growth, both organically as well as through add-on acquisitions, becoming a leading platform for PC-gaming equipment in Europe. Operations are based in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Portugal and Taiwan. The Company processes 540.000 orders and sells approximately 4 million products worldwide per year. Products sold include own brands, brands exclusively available at Caseking and third-party brands.

The Sidley team included Munich Private Equity/M&A partners Dr. Christian Zuleger (Picture) and Nicole Janssen, and partners Dr. Markus Feil (Munich, Finance) and Dr. Roderic Pagel (Munich, Tax). Additional team members included Armin Mustafic, Patrick Heinrichs and Sebastian Walczak (associates, Munich, Private Equity/M&A), Maximilian Mayer and Dr. Peter Gseller (associates, Finance), Jacob Schreiber (associate, Tax), Wim De Vlieger (partner, London, Private Equity), Susan Fanning (partner, London, Labor, Employment and Immigration), Peter McCorkell (associate, London, Labor, Employment and Immigration), Zoe Woodhouse (associate, London, Private Equity), Jade Williams-Adedeji and Jack Mayall (counsel and associate, London, Real Estate) and Nils Gravenhorst (associate, London, Global Finance).

Involved fees earner: Christian Zuleger – Sidley Austin LLP; Nicole Janssen – Sidley Austin LLP; Patrick Heinrichs – Sidley Austin LLP; Sebastian Walczak – Sidley Austin LLP; Wim De Vlieger – Sidley Austin LLP; Zoe Woodhouse – Sidley Austin LLP; Markus Feil – Sidley Austin LLP; Maximilian Mayer – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter Gseller – Sidley Austin LLP; Nils Gravenhorst – Sidley Austin LLP; Roderic Pagel – Sidley Austin LLP; Jacob Schreiber – Sidley Austin LLP; Susan Fanning – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter McCorkell – Sidley Austin LLP; Jade Williams-Adedeji – Sidley Austin LLP; Jack Mayall – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: Gilde Buy Out Partners;