IK Investment’s Acquisition of Studienkreis


Renzenbrink & Partner, Clifford Chance, Oppenländer, KNPZ Rechtsanwälte, Schramm Meyer Kuhnke, Ego Humrich Wyen, P+P Pöllath and Shearman & Sterling advised on the deal

IK Investment finalized the acquisition of Studienkreis from Aurelius.

Studienkreis, founded in 1974 operates a network of over 1,000 learning centers that offer small group tutoring to 60,000 primary and secondary school students across Germany. The company, led by Jürgen Hüholdt, Alexander Bob and Franz Dahlmanns, is based in Bochum.

EQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately €37 billion in raised capital across 25 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the United States with total sales of more than €19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees.

Renzenbrink & Partner advised IK Investment with Ulf Renzenbrink (Picture – M&A), Marc Kotyrba (Tax), Niels Maier, Martin Degenhard, Alexander Haunschild, Alexander Steven (M&A) and Florian Seitz (Tax).

Clifford Chance advised IK Investment with Thomas Weitkamp, Jennifer Seipelt, Alexander Lang and Ololade Oni (Banking & Finance)

Oppenländer advised IK Investment with Andreas Hahn (Antitrust)

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte advised IK Investment with Kai-Uwe Plath (IP/IT)

Schramm Meyer Kuhnke advised IK Investment with Nils Schramm (Employment).

Ego Humrich Wyen advised Aurelius with Alexander Ego, Jan-Henning Wyen (M&A).

P+P Pöllath + Partners advised the management with Barbara Koch-Schulte (M&A/Tax).

Shearman & Sterling advised EQT Mid-Market Credit Fund (EQT) on the financing of the acquisition of Studienkreis with a team including Winfried M. Carli, Andreas Breu, Marina Kieweg. Matthias Weissinger advised the super senior lender and partner Esther Jansen advised Wilmington Trust.

Involved fees earner: Alexander Ego – Ego Humrich Wyen ; Jan-Henning Wyen – Ego Humrich Wyen ; Kai-Uwe Plath – KNPZ Rechtsanwälte – Klawitter Neben Plath Zintler; Nils Schramm – Schramm Meyer Kuhnke; Ulf Renzenbrink – Renzenbrink & Partner; Niels Maier – Renzenbrink & Partner; Martin Degenhard – Renzenbrink & Partner; Alexander Haunschild – Renzenbrink & Partner; Alexander Steven – Renzenbrink & Partner; Marc Kotyrba – Renzenbrink & Partner; Florian Seitz – Renzenbrink & Partner; Andreas Hahn – Oppenländer; Barbara Koch-Schulte – P+P Pöllath + Partners; Winfried Carli – Shearman & Sterling; Andreas Breu – Shearman & Sterling; Esther Jansen – Shearman & Sterling; Thomas Weitkamp – Clifford Chance; Jennifer Seipelt – Clifford Chance; Alexander Lang – Clifford Chance; Ololade Oni – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Ego Humrich Wyen ; KNPZ Rechtsanwälte – Klawitter Neben Plath Zintler; Schramm Meyer Kuhnke; Renzenbrink & Partner; Oppenländer; P+P Pöllath + Partners; Shearman & Sterling; Clifford Chance;

Clients: EQT Partners; IK Investment Partners; Wilmington Trust; AURELIUS SE & Co. KGaA; Jürgen Hüholdt; Alexander Bob; Franz Dahlmanns;