Maxburg’s Acquisition of Bunny Tierernährung GmbH

Poellath provided comprehensive tax advice to Maxburg. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP also advised Maxburg on the transaction.

Maxburg Beteiligungen III, an investment company advised by Maxburg Capital Partners, has acquired a majority stake in Bunny Tierernährung GmbH.

Founded in 1988 and based in Melle, Lower Saxony, Bunny Tierernährung GmbH is a premium pet food manufacturer for small mammals in the German-speaking region. The products include a wide range of high-quality goods such as basic and health foods, snacks, bedding, hay and corresponding accessories. Under the “bunny nature” brand, the company is represented in almost 30 countries worldwide.

Maxburg is an investment company focused on the German-speaking region that invests with a flexible mandate along the capital structure in both privately held and listed companies. The Maxburg investment companies currently have capital commitments totaling around EUR 600 million at their disposal.

Together with Oliver Petzoldt, Bunny’s managing director, Maxburg intends to continue promoting Bunny’s national and international expansion.

The Poellath team was led by Gerald Herrmann (Picture), together with Michael Häußler.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP advised Maxburg with a team led by partner Dr. Axel Wahl, and included partner Dr. Patrick Meiisel, and associates Martin Waskowski, Jane Hentz, Cesare Vannucchi and Philip Thürmer.

Involved fees earner: Michael Häußler – P+P Pöllath + Partners; Gerald Herrmann – P+P Pöllath + Partners; Jane Hentz – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Patrick Meiisel – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Philip Thürmer – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Cesare Vannucchi – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Axel Wahl – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Martin Waskowski – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: P+P Pöllath + Partners; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Maxburg Capital Partners ;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler