Effective June 1, 2015 Stuttgart-based R + M Graphik GmbH, was merged with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland, Hanover. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Konica Minolta on the subsidiary's restructuring and merger under corporate and employment law with a team led by Hamburg-based partner Jörg Schewe. The firm also advised on the notarization of the merger agreement and on the merger resolutions.
The acquisition allows Konica Minolta to expand its product portfolio by graphical offset systems: The Production Printing Graphic Arts (PPGA) division of former R+M Graphik will be integrated into Konica Minolta's direct sales structure. In the future, Konica Minolta will therefore cover the entire set of system demands of companies operating in the field of graphics.
Counsel to Konica Minolta
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Jörg Schewe (M&A/Corporate, Lead), Hamburg
Dr. Karsten Kühne (Notary Services), Berlin
Christoph Prochnau (Corporate),
Dr. Eva Schreiber, LL.B. (Employment Law), both Hamburg