Süd Beteiligungen GmbH’s $20 Million Investment in Janoschka Group


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Janoschka group on entering into an investment agreement with a financial investor and management. The group’s parent company, Janoschka Assets GmbH & Co. KG, that has previously been family-owned will initially be converted into a stock corporation. In a further step, Süd Beteiligungen GmbH (SüdBG) and management of Janoschka group intend to acquire a stake in the future Janoschka AG.

Janoschka group will thus receive a substantial amount of new funds to finance its continued expansion. Closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

Internationally operating Janoschka group, headquartered in Kippenheim, Baden-Württemberg, employs some 1,200 people and is one of Europe’s largest full-service providers for tailor-made products and services in the packaging market and one of the world’s leading companies in the prepress sector. Its services include engraving and laser engraving, etching, gravure and graphic services, and flexo and offset printing. Janoschka has 24 sites in 14 countries worldwide, including France, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina, and Mexico.

SüdBG is an investment company of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW). It focuses on medium-sized businesses with the objective of sustainable corporate development and profitable growth. SüdBG does not assume any operational tasks.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Janoschka group with a team including Günther M. Bredow (Picture), Finn-Michael Liebscher, Alexander J. Thum (M&A), Klaus Weinand-Härer (Tax), Bernd Weller (Employment), Rainer Velte, Beatrice Stange and Michael Vetter, (Antitrust)

Involved fees earner: Günther Bredow – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Finn-Michael Liebscher – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Alexander Thum – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Klaus Weinand-Härer – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Bernd Weller – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Rainer Velte – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Beatrice Stange – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Vetter – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: Janoschka Holding GmbH;

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