LEO II. Fonds’ Acquisition Of Gesellschaft Für Reisevertriebssysteme GmbH


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek supported financial investor LEO II. Fonds, which was advised by DUBAG Group, on the acquisition of Gesellschaft für Reisevertriebssysteme GmbH.

At its Bochum headquarters and Berlin offices, GfR, previously a wholly owned subsidiary of insolvent Thomas Cook Touristik GmbH, provides numerous renowned tourism portals with services covering all aspects of professional travel customer management. GfR is a leading provider of tourist call center services in Germany. Established in 1997, GfR has some 500 employees, qualified tourism professionals, who, depending on the order, process bookings, check data, or respond to inquiries of end customers in German and English.

The acquisition resulted from a structured sales process in which the purchaser prevailed over other interested parties.

Munich-based DUBAG Group advises and manages private equity funds, focusing on the acquisition and active development of companies in special situations. Currently, DUBAG Group is investing funds from LEO II, a fund successfully launched with institutional investors in September 2019.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s team included Dr. Andreas Lenz (Picture – Corporate M&A, Lead), Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten, Bastian Rieck (both Corporate M&A), all Cologne, Dr. Johan Schneider, David Loszynski (Insolvency), both Hamburg, Christoph Hexel (Employment), Düsseldorf, Dr. Guido Hoffmann, LL.M., Dr. Christian Appelbaum (Finance), both Düsseldorf, Dominik Eickemeier (Data Protection/IT, IP), Cologne.

Involved fees earner: Christian Appelbaum – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Jörg aus der Fünten – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Dominik Eickemeier – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Christoph Hexel – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Guido Hoffmann – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Andreas Lenz – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; David Loszynski – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Bastian Rieck – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Johan Schneider – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: LEO II. Fonds;