05.05.2021 | Deal Notifications, Press releases

KPMG Law advises HANNOVER Finanz and ARCUS Capital on the acquisition of Löwenstark Group

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) provided legal advice to the private equity funds HANNOVER Finanz and ARCUS Capital on the acquisition of the Löwenstark Group during the legal due diligence process.

HANNOVER Finanz and ARCUS Capital have acquired a majority stake in Löwenstark Online-Marketing GmbH, the parent company of the Löwenstark Group. KPMG Law conducted a legal due diligence review. Here, KPMG Law worked with a cross-location team primarily from the areas of IP/IT, data protection and corporate law.

The Löwenstark Group from Braunschweig is an online marketing service provider operating in the D-A-CH region. Founded in 2006, the group has a total of 150 employees and recently generated sales in the lower double-digit million range at ten locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The range of services includes digital consulting, performance marketing, e-commerce & CMS, and brand marketing for predominantly medium-sized clients in all industries. In doing so, Löwenstark covers all aspects of online marketing through specialized agencies that belong to the group.

Founded in 1979, HANNOVER Finanz has been an equity partner for SMEs for over 40 years. The private equity house with headquarters in Hanover and an office in Vienna is one of the first venture capitalists for the D-A-CH region in Germany and is an owner-managed investment company in its second generation. HANNOVER Finanz’s commitments range from traditional industries to trade and new technologies. Since its founding, the equity partner for SMEs has completed over 250 projects and invested over two billion euros. Investment opportunities are mainly growth financing and succession planning for solid medium-sized companies with annual sales of 20 million euros or more. The portfolio currently includes 35 companies.

ARCUS Capital AG is a Munich-based investment company that focuses on investments in medium-sized companies in the D-A-CH region. ARCUS Capital invests its own capital and the capital of selected co-investors with a flexible investment horizon. Currently, the company portfolio consists of industrial, media and online companies with a total turnover of approximately 300 million euros.

HANNOVER Finanz Inhouse (Negotiation): Dr. Christina Silberberger, General Counsel/Partner, Hanover

Advisor HANNOVER Finanz/Arcus Capital, Legal Due Diligence

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Dr. Christian Nordholtz (lead), Partner, Dr. Dimitri Immermann, Manager, Frederik Wesch, Associate, Sandra Horn, Associate, Marlon Wehrenberg, Associate, all Hanover, all Corporate/M&A; Dr. Martin Trayer, Partner, Frankfurt, Jens Helbich, Senior Associate, Hanover, both Labor Law; Dr. Anna-Kristine Wipper, Partner, Dr. Ariane Loof, Senior Manager, Felix Schnorr, Associate, all Berlin, all IP/IT and data protection law

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