Gleiss Lutz advises BHS Verwaltungs AG’s takeover offer for BHS tabletop AG


Gleiss Lutz advises BHS Verwaltungs AG, an affiliated company of Serafin group, on its takeover offer for BHS tabletop AG.

BHS Verwaltungs AG entered into a share purchase agreement with the majority shareholders of BHS tabletop AG Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Deutsche Bank AG and proHeq GmbH as well as into further share purchase agreements with shareholders to acquire a total of 86.05% in the share capital and voting rights of BHS tabletop AG. The consummation of the share purchase agreements is subject to the antitrust clearance by the competent authorities. Immediately thereafter, BHS Verwaltungs AG published its decision to launch a voluntary public takeover offer to acquire the shares in BHS tabletop AG from its shareholders.

Serafin is a Munich-based diversified group of companies whose philosophy derives from more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of the owner family. Serafin acquires corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies. With more than 2,900 employees and group companies located in Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Serafin currently generates an annual turnover of approx. EUR 500 million.

BHS tabletop AG is a manufacture of porcelain, especially for the hotel and catering industry, listed in the Regulated Market segment in Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich as well as in the over-the-counter market in Stuttgart. The company manufactures solely in Germany with locations in Selb, Schönwald (Oberfranken) and Weiden in der Oberpfalz. BHS tabletop AG combines the three porcelain brands Bauscher, Tafelstern professional porcelain and Schönwald.

Serafin was advised by a Gleiss Lutz team led by Dr. Jan Balssen (Picture) (Munich) and Dr. Christian Cascante (Stuttgart) (both partner, corporate/M&A) which included the following lawyers: Dr. Nico Holtkamp, Dr. Michael Ilter, Dr. Markus Martin, Dr. Jan Stenger, Sava Kasaliyski (all corporate/M&A, Stuttgart), Dr. Stefan Mayer (partner, tax, Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Jan Balssen – Gleiss Lutz; Christian Cascante – Gleiss Lutz; Nico Holtkamp – Gleiss Lutz; Michael Ilter – Gleiss Lutz; Markus Martin – Gleiss Lutz; Jan Stenger – Gleiss Lutz; Sava Kasaliyski – Gleiss Lutz; Stefan Mayer – Gleiss Lutz;

Law Firms: Gleiss Lutz;

Clients: BHS Verwaltungs AG;