Thalia has acquired Lehmanns Media GmbH group from Lafayette Mittelstand Capital. Lehmanns Media, which is particularly operating in the B2B sector, is one of the largest and leading specialist information retailers with a broad range of specialized services for modern media procurement.
Specialist information retailing and the B2B sector are gaining ever more strategic importance for Thalia. With the acquisition, Thalia is investing in a key topic for the future, thus boosting the business with its proven e-commerce expertise and its extensive network of bookstores.
Closing of the cooperation is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities.
Heuking has been advising Thalia for many years and supported the client in past transactions, including most recently in a joint venture with Tübingen-based book retailer Osiander.
Counsel to Thalia
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Götz G. Karrer (Corporate/M&A), Düsseldorf