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07.12.2022 | Deal Notifications

KPMG Law and KPMG advise Global Savings Group on preparation of merger with Pepper

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) together with KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) advised Global Savings Group GmbH on the planned merger with Pepper Media Holding GmbH.

Global Savings Group is a shopping rewards company with an international presence in more than 20 markets. GSG was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Munich. The company employs more than 700 people in 12 offices around the world. From its headquarters in Berlin and offices in Guadalajara, London, Lyon and Winnipeg, Pepper Media Holding operates social commerce platforms such as Dealabs, hotukdeals and mydealz, which are used by 25 million consumers per month.

The parties have signed the contract for the merger – it is the largest merger in the industry in 2022.

KPMG Law jointly advised GSG KPMG UK, KPMG France and KPMG Canada on the due diligence and transfer of companies in the various jurisdictions involved. In doing so, KPMG Law worked with a cross-country and cross-location team primarily from the areas of corporate law/M&A, employment law, IP and IT. KPMG advised on financial due diligence and tax due diligence as well as tax structuring.

Consultant Global Savings Group GmbH:

Inhouse Legal: Dr. Andrea Köhler (Group General Counsel)

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Maximiliane Prüm (Partner, Lead, Düsseldorf),
Laura Klaukin
(Manager, Hamburg),
Moritz Count Stenbock-Fermor
(Manager, Düsseldorf), Imen Mohammad (Senior Associate, Hamburg), all Corporate/M&A; Dr. Martin Trayer (Partner, Frankfurt), Fulya Neubert (Senior Associate, Frankfurt), both Labor Law; Francois Heynike (Partner, Frankfurt),
Leonie Schönhagen
(Manager, Frankfurt), Marc Holzer (Senior Associate, Frankfurt), all IT and data protection law; Dr. Thomas Beyer (Senior Manager, Berlin),
Marie-Valentine Goffin
(Senior Associate, Düsseldorf), IP Law;

KPMG LLP (UK): Jenna Ostrowski (Director), Eve Oppenheimer (Senior Manager), Amarit Dhaliwal (Assistant Manager), all Corporate/M&A; Dorothee Giret (Director), Andrea Akwei (Assistant Manager), both Employment;

KPMG Avocats: Albane Eglinger (Partner), Xavier Lemaréchal (Director), Pauline Fartaria (Manager), all Corporate/M&A; Constance Mouren (Manager), Employment Law;

KPMG Law Canada: Anna Balinsky (Partner), Jordan Fenton (Senior Manager), all Corporate/M&A

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Deal Advisory: Christian Prokesch (Partner, Frankfurt), Ansgar Heese (Manager, Frankfurt); Lan Nguyen (Assistant Manager; Frankfurt);

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Tax: Prof. Dr. Jens Berberich (Partner, Frankfurt), Alexander Weise (Senior Manager, Stuttgart)

SPA and transaction advice: V14 – Vogel Heerma Waitz Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

About KPMG Law

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) is a dynamically growing, internationally oriented, multidisciplinary legal practice. Since 2007, KPMG Law has been advising its clients regionally from 17 German offices with more than 330 lawyers and is also networked worldwide with more than 3,000 lawyers via its Global Legal Services Network. KPMG Law focuses on providing its clients with personalized and needs-oriented advice in order to find practical and implementation-oriented solutions to complex challenges. In this context, the topic of legal tech plays a decisive role, because law and technology are increasingly growing together and therefore require special attention. In addition, KPMG Law can draw on the global network of its cooperation partner KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) to optimally master its clients’ challenges with complementary multidisciplinary knowledge, both economically and technologically.

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