Copus Group NV acquires Primus Personaldienstleistungen GmbH with support from Heuking

A team led by Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer comprehensively advised Belgian HR specialist Copus Group NV on all legal and tax matters in relation to the acquisition of Germany’s Primus Personaldienstleistungen GmbH. The transaction is subject to the usual closing conditions.
Primus Personaldienstleistungen has extensive experience in recruiting skilled workers in Eastern Europe, which Copus wants to utilize. The acquisition of Primus allows Copus Group to gain a foothold in northwestern Germany after having already operated in the southwestern regions of Germany by way of the temp agency SPP Direkt.
Through the acquisition of Primus the number of employees at Copus Group NV increases to more than 350 and the number of offices to 110. In 2022, the group aims to generate sales of EUR 250 million through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
Copus Group, best known through its subsidiary Vivaldis Interim, is owned by private equity players Dovesco (part the textile family around Jan De Clerck) and Buysse & Partners. The group is operating with various temporary staffing specialists in Belgium and Germany.

Counsel to Copus Group NV
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, LL.M. (Lead, Corporate/M&A), Stuttgart
Dr. Alexander Schott (Corporate/M&A), Stuttgart
Anika Lisa Daschmann (both Corporate/M&A), both Stuttgart
Christoph Hexel,
Laura-Felicia Bokranz, LL.M. (both Employment), both Düsseldorf
Fabian G. Gaffron,
Dr. Sarah Slavik-Schulz (both Tax), both Hamburg
Juliane Reichelt,
Ferhat Kayhan (both Real Estate), both Stuttgart
Antje Münch, LL.M. (IP, Media & Technology), Stuttgart
Dr. Frederik Wiemer (Antitrust), Hamburg

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