Hengeler Mueller advises GfK on sale of four global divisions

01. August 2018

GfK SE has entered into an agreement with Ipsos SA on the sale of four global divisions of GfK SE's custom research business: Customer Experience; Experience Innovation; Health; and Public Affairs, for an enterprise value of EUR 105 million. The sale includes GfK's respective businesses in 25 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA). The transaction remains subject to mandatory clearances from relevant anti-trust authorities.

Hengeler Mueller has advised GfK on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partners Thomas Meurer (Düsseldorf) and Emanuel P. Strehle (Munich) (both M&A) and included partners Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust), Vera Jungkind (Public Law) (both Düsseldorf), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Labour), Lucina Berger (Corporate) (both Frankfurt), Matthias Scheifele (Tax, Munich), counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich), Peter Wehner (Labour, Frankfurt) and Patrick H. Wilkening (IT/IP, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Elisabeth Kreuzer (Munich), Jesco Lindner, Benedikt Statz, Maximilian Schauf (all Düsseldorf), David Harbecke (London) (all Corporate/M&A), Anja Balitzki, Christian Dankerl (both Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Norman Koschmieder, Deniz Tschammler, Tobias Winkler (all Public Law, Düsseldorf), Marius Mayer (Labour, Frankfurt), Maximilian Wosgien (IP/IT, Düsseldorf).