Waterland Private Equity ("Waterland") acquires 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.
Hengeler Mueller advised Waterland on the transaction. The team was led by partners Alexander Nolte (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).