Waterland’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Duvenbeck Group

Hengeler Mueller and Wolf Theiss advised Waterland on the transaction. Flick Gocke Schaumburg advised Thomas Duvenbeck.

Waterland Private Equity acquired a majority share in Duvenbeck group.

With about 6,000 employees and annual turnover recently reaching approximately EUR 700 million, Duvenbeck is one of Europe’s leading providers of transport and logistics solutions. Previous sole owner Thomas Duvenbeck will remain with the company as a key shareholder. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary antitrust approval.

The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partners Alexander Nolte (Picture – Düsseldorf) and Jens Wenzel (Berlin) (both M&A) and included partners Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment), Nikolaus Vieten (Financing) (both Frankfurt) and Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich), counsel Patrick Wilkening (IP/IT), Anja Balitzki (Antitrust) (both Düsseldorf), Peter Dampf (Financing, Frankfurt) and Marius Marx (Tax, Munich) as well as associates Alexander Orlowski, Theresa Scharff (both Berlin), Nicholas Kubesch, Malte Christians, André Jahn (all Frankfurt), Johannes Fütterer (Düsseldorf) (all M&A), Sebastian Dworschak (Antitrust), Frederic Geber (Public Law) (both Düsseldorf), Andreas Kaletsch (Employment), Daniel Adolph (Financing), Talbot Zander (Real Estate) and Patrick Schmidt (IP/IT) (all Frankfurt).

The Wolf Theiss team included Florian Kusznier, Martina Edlinger (both Lead), Maciej Olszewski (Warschau), Mircea Ciocirlea (Bukarest); Associates: Nikolaus Wollner, Katerina Kulhankova (Prag), Zoltan Bodog (Budapest), Dalibor Palaticky (Bratislava; all Corporate/M&A).

The Flick Gocke Schaumburg team included Dr. Jens Eggenberger (Lead), Christian Zimmermann (Hamburg; both M&A), Dr. Florian Haus (Competiton law); Associates: Dr. Christoph Brünger, Dr. Benjamin Westermann (both M&A; both Hamburg), Anika Wegner (Corporate/M&A), Fabian Schmidt (Competiton law).

Involved fees earner: Christoph Brünger – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Jens Eggenberger – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Florian Haus – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Fabian Schmidt – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Anika Wegner – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Benjamin Westermann – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Christian Zimmermann – Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Daniel Adolph – Hengeler Mueller; Hendrik Bockenheimer – Hengeler Mueller; Malte Christians – Hengeler Mueller; Peter Dampf – Hengeler Mueller; Sebastian Dworschak – Hengeler Mueller; Johannes Fütterer – Hengeler Mueller; Frederic Geber – Hengeler Mueller; Andreas Kaletsch – Hengeler Mueller; Nicholas Kubesch – Hengeler Mueller; Thorsten Mäger – Hengeler Mueller; Marius Marx – Hengeler Mueller; Alexander Nolte – Hengeler Mueller; Alexander Orlowski – Hengeler Mueller; Theresa Scharff – Hengeler Mueller; Patrick Schmidt – Hengeler Mueller; Nikolaus Vieten – Hengeler Mueller; Gunther Wagner – Hengeler Mueller; Jens Wenzel – Hengeler Mueller; Patrick Wilkening – Hengeler Mueller; Talbot Zander – Hengeler Mueller; Zoltán Bódog – Wolf Theiss; Mircea Ciocîrlea – Wolf Theiss; Martina Edlinger – Wolf Theiss; Katerina Kulhankova – Wolf Theiss; Florian Kusznier – Wolf Theiss; Maciej Olszewski – Wolf Theiss; Dalibor Palaticky – Wolf Theiss; Nikolaus Wollner – Wolf Theiss;

Law Firms: Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Hengeler Mueller; Wolf Theiss;

Clients: Thomas Duvenbeck; Waterland Private Equity;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler