KKR’s Acquisition Of i&u TV


Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on the transaction.

Funds advised by KKR announced the purchase of i&u TV. i&u is a German television production company for information as well as entertainment formats founded by Günther Jauch. The company produces television shows such as “stern TV”, “Klein gegen Groß”, “Die Ultimative Chartshow” or “Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen” for Germany’s most popular television channels. i&u works, in addition to Günther Jauch, with show presenters such as Barbara Schöneberger, Thomas Gottschalk, Kai Pflaume, Jörg Pilawa and Oliver Pocher.

i&u is planned to complement the independent group of companies for film and TV content that KKR is creating around Tele München Gruppe and Universum Film, which it purchased already in February 2019.

The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Sebastian Schneider (Picture), Maximilian Schiessl (M&A, Düsseldorf), Stefan Richter (M&A/Corporate), Albrecht Conrad (M&A/TMT) (both Berlin), Christian Schwandtner (M&A/Corporate), Carl-Philipp Eberlein (Capital Markets) (both Düsseldorf), Jan D. Bonhage (Public Law, Berlin), Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Martin Klein (Tax) and Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment) (both Frankfurt), counsel Fabian Seip (TMT, Berlin) and Eckbert Müller (Employment, Frankfurt) as well as associates Alexander Bekier, Hermann Dahlitz, Jonas Brost, Marvin Vesper-Gräske, Tobias Begemann (all M&A, Berlin), Marius Marx, Maximilian Reischl (both Tax, Frankfurt), Anja Balitzki (Antitrust), Deniz Tschammler (both Düsseldorf) and Charlotte Riemann (Berlin) (both Public Law).

Involved fees earner: Anja Balitzki – Hengeler Mueller; Tobias Begemann – Hengeler Mueller; Alexander Bekier – Hengeler Mueller; Hendrik Bockenheimer – Hengeler Mueller; Jan Bonhage – Hengeler Mueller; Jonas Brost – Hengeler Mueller; Albrecht Conrad – Hengeler Mueller; Hermann Dahlitz – Hengeler Mueller; Carl-Philipp Eberlein – Hengeler Mueller; Martin Klein – Hengeler Mueller; Thorsten Mäger – Hengeler Mueller; Marius Marx – Hengeler Mueller; Eckbert Müller – Hengeler Mueller; Maximilian Reischl – Hengeler Mueller; Stefan Richter – Hengeler Mueller; Charlotte Riemann – Hengeler Mueller; Maximilian Schiessl – Hengeler Mueller; Sebastian Schneider – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Schwandtner – Hengeler Mueller; Fabian Seip – Hengeler Mueller; Deniz Tschammler – Hengeler Mueller; Marvin Vesper-Gräske – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: KKR;