Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on acquisition of Universum Film
27. February 2019
Funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) announced the acquisition of Universum Film GmbH from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Based in Munich, Universum is a nationally and internationally operating provider of audiovisual media. Universum develops, produces as well as acquires rights to feature films and series and monetises them in film distribution (e.g. “Earth”, “The Hateful 8”, “Valerian”) and through the distribution of DVD and Blu-Ray as well as online. Furthermore, Universum is active in the radio play market and owns two subscription-based video-on-demand channels.
Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Stefan Richter (M&A/Corporate, Berlin), Maximilian Schiessl (M&A, Düsseldorf), Albrecht Conrad (M&A/TMT), Sebastian Schneider (M&A/Corporate ) (both Berlin), Christian Schwandtner (M&A/Corporate), Carl-Philipp Eberlein (Capital Markets) (both Düsseldorf), Jan D. Bonhage (Public Law, Berlin), Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Martin Klein (Tax) and Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment) (both Frankfurt), counsel Fabian Seip (TMT, Berlin) and Eckbert Müller (Employment, Frankfurt) as well as associates Alexander Bekier, Hermann Dahlitz, Jonas Brost, Tobias Begemann (all M&A, Berlin), Marius Marx (Tax, Frankfurt), Anja Balitzki (Antitrust), Deniz Tschammler (both Düsseldorf) and Charlotte Riemann (Berlin) (both Public Law).