SIGNA Retail acquires Internetstores Holding GmbH


On November 8, it was announced that Willkie client EQT Expansion Capital II has sold Internetstores Holding GmbH (“internetstores”) to SIGNA Retail.

Internetstores is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in the bike and outdoor category. Supported by EQT since 2012, internetstores has strengthened its position as the leading European online retailer for bike and outdoor by emphasizing technology and logistics as well as through a systematic focus on efficient internationalization.

EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately €30 billion in raised capital.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Jan Wilms (Photo) and Mario Schmidt and national partner Axel Wahl, and included partners Susanne Zuehlke and Patrick Meiisel; national partners Christian Rolf, Verena Etzel and Bettina Bokeloh; associates Stefan Buehrle, Johannes Eckhardt, Andreas Feith, Andreas Knoedler, Christina Mann, Patrick Wacker, Martin Waskowski, Daniel Zakrzewski, Christopher Clerihew, Jochen Riechwald, Nicolas Dominic Wolski, Georges Balit, Sayjel Revell and Matteo Matteucci; and transaction lawyer Ilie Manole.

Involved fees earner: Jan Wilms – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Mario Schmidt – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Axel Wahl – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Stefan Bührle – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Johannes Eckhardt – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Andreas Feith – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Andreas Knödler – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christina Mann – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Patrick Wacker – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Martin Waskowski – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Daniel Zakrzewski – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christopher Clerihew – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Georges Balit – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Sayjel Revell – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Matteo Matteucci – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Susanne Zuehlke – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Patrick Meiisel – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Bettina Bokeloh – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christian Rolf – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jochen Riechwald – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Verena Etzel – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: EQT Partners;