Refresco’s Acquisition of Hansa-Heemann

Mayer Brown advised Lange-HANSA-Holding GmbH and ULM Management GmbH on the deal.

Refresco, the largest independent private label and branded beverage bottler in Europe and North America, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Hansa-Heemann.

HANSA-Heemann AG, which was previously family-owned, is one of the leading suppliers of mineral water and soft drinks in Germany. HANSA-Heemann has around 850 employees at six sites and serves three different market segments: private label, own brands and contract manufacturing. In addition to the production and sale of well-known brands such as Hella, Fürst Bismarck and St. Michaelis, HANSA-HEEMANN undertakes contract filling, for example for Aldi. With around 1.7 billion bottles produced in 2020, HANSA HEEMANN achieved according to own statements most recently annual sales of around 300 million Euro.

Refresco with headquarter in Rotterdam is the world’s largest independent beverage bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retail and has according to own statements annual sales of four billion Euro.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Frankfurt Corporate & Securities partner Dr. Julian Lemor (Picture) and included: Corporate & Securities – partner Dr. Ulrike Binder (Frankfurt), counsel Dr. Jan Streer (Düsseldorf), senior associate Anna-Lena Haggeney, associates Dominique Kurtz and Darius Mey (all Frankfurt), Antirust & Competition – partner Christian Horstkotte and associate Teresa Gerhold (both Düsseldorf).

Involved fees earner: Ulrike Binder – Mayer Brown; Teresa Gerhold – Mayer Brown; Anna-Lena Haggeney – Mayer Brown; Christian Horstkotte – Mayer Brown; Dominique Kurtz – Mayer Brown; Julian Lemor – Mayer Brown; Darius Mey – Mayer Brown; Jan Streer – Mayer Brown;

Law Firms: Mayer Brown;

Clients: Lange-HANSA-Holding; ULM Management;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler