Equistone Partners Europe ("Equistone") acquires a majority stake in Omnicare group, a German pharmaceutical wholesaler. Seller is Omnicare Holding, in which a consortium of shareholders is bundled. It will retain a significant stake in the company. The acquisition is subject to approval by antitrust authorities.
Hengeler Mueller advises the sell-side on the transaction. The team is led by partner Emanuel Strehle (Munich) and includes partners Jens Wenzel (Berlin) (both M&A/Private Equity), Simon Patrick Link (Corporate), Matthias Scheifele (Tax) (both Munich), Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment), Daniela Böning (Financing) (both Frankfurt) and Wolfgang Spoerr (Public Law, Berlin), Counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) and Andreas Breier (M&A, Berlin) as well as associates Christian Lutz, Niels Christian Schwaiger (both M&A/Private Equity, Munich), Tobias Begemann, Maike Hölty (both Corporate/M&A, Berlin), Jochen Schnepper (Corporate/Financing), Lisa Kopp (Corporate) (both Munich), Christian Dankerl (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Erasmus Hoffmann, Anton O. Petrov (both Public Law), Ansgar Jahnke (M&A/Private Equity), Jan Michael Krusche (IP/IT) (all Berlin), Miriam Peter (Financing) and Susanne Walzer (Employment) (both Frankfurt).