Hans Im Glück Burger Chain’s Acquisition From Investors

Hengeler Mueller advised Hans Christian Limmer and Dirk Schneider on their acquisition. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH.

Former majority shareholder AML Invest Treuhandgesellschaft mbH sold and transferred its stake in HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH to an investor group. The group includes GAB Grundstücks-, Finanzierungs-, Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, an existing minority shareholder, and the founders of bakery chain Backwerk, Dr. Dirk Schneider and Dr. Hans-Christian Limmer. The transaction was closed in Düsseldorf on Friday, January 17, 2020. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The new shareholders primarily intend to strengthen and further expand the franchise system. The two current general managers Johannes Bühler and Jens Hallbauer will remain with HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH.

Hans Christian Limmer and Dirk Schneider are the founders of the franchise “BackWerk”.

Hans im Glück Franchise GmbH, known simply as Hans im Glück, is a chain of fast food restaurants of German origin, with headquarters in Munich.

Hengeler Mueller advises Hans Christian Limmer and Dirk Schneider on the transaction. The team is led by partner Christian Schwandtner (Picture) and includes partners Gerd Sassenrath and Christian Möller, counsel Alexander Bekier as well as associate Jesco Lindner (all M&A, Düsseldorf).

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s team included Prof. Dr. Georg Streit (Picture – Lead, Restructuring), Dr. Kai Büchler (Restructuring) and Dr. Stephan Degen (Tax), all Munich.
Involved fees earner: Alexander Bekier – Hengeler Mueller; Jesco Lindner – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Möller – Hengeler Mueller; Gerd Sassenrath – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Schwandtner – Hengeler Mueller; Kai Uwe Büchler – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Stephan Degen – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Georg Streit – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Hengeler Mueller; Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: Dirk Schneider; Hans Christian Limmer; HANS IM GLÜCK;