Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises shareholders of Buchmann Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung on company sale

M&A specialists Dr. Andreas Lenz (Cologne) and Dr. Rainer Herschlein (Stuttgart) headed a team that advised the shareholders of folding carton producer Buchmann Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (Buchmann) on selling the company to WEIG group.

As an owner-managed firm for about 120 years, Buchmann develops and produces folding cartons with over 330 employees at its Annweiler plant. In 2022, Buchmann generated sales of around EUR 190 million. A sales deal was inked with WEIG group in early March.

WEIG is also an owner-managed group. Its activities include packaging, cartonboard, and recycling. WEIG group has operations in Germany and South America and generates sales of about EUR 800 million per year with about 1,500 employees.

The shares were sold to Buchmann as part of a pre-planned sales process.

Closing of the purchase agreement is still subject to antitrust approval.

Throughout the preparation and performance of the sale, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek offered extensive legal advice to the shareholders of Buchmann Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung.

Counsel to shareholders of Buchmann Gesellschaft
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Andreas Lenz, Cologne,
Dr. Rainer Herschlein, LL.M., (Corporate /M&A, Joint Lead), Stuttgart,
Dr. Johan-Michel Menke, LL.M., (Employment), Hamburg,
Michael Neises (Finance), Frankfurt,
Dr. Frank Baßler (Real Estate), Stuttgart,
Beatrice Stange, LL.M., (Competition), Düsseldorf,
Dr. Emanuel Teichmann,
Ramona Bauer-Schöllkopf, LL.M., (both Corporate/M&A), both Stuttgart,
Bastian Rieck,
Dr. Vera Randel (both M&A, Corporate), both Cologne,
Antje Münch, LL.M., (IP/IT/Data Protection), Stuttgart,
Bettina Neheider (Public Law, Environment),
Dr. Ruth Schneider (Commercial), both Munich,
Veronika Straub,
Ivana Djepic (both Real Estate), both Stuttgart,
Christian Staps,
Michèle von Lewinski (both Banking & Finance), both Frankfurt,
Dr. Arietta von Stechow,
Timo Trefzger (both Employment), both Hamburg,
Carina Bart (Employment), Stuttgart

On tax matters, the sellers were advised by lawyers and tax consultants Christian Roth and Jens Otto von Bansbach.

WEIG group was represented by a team from Graf von Westphalen Frankfurt am Main, led by lawyer Eric Messenzehl.

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