Hengeler Mueller advises Axel Springer SE on acquisition of Business Insider

30. September 2015

Axel Springer SE announced a binding agreement to purchase additional approximately 88% of the shares in US-based business- and news portal Business Insider for a purchase price of USD 343 m (currently approximately EUR 306 m). Axel Springer already holds a stake of approximately 9% in the company and, after this purchase, will hold a stake of approximately 97%. Business Insider is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S. This acquisition is a vital part of Axel Springer’s strategy to expand its digital journalism offerings in English-language.

Hengeler Mueller advised Axel Springer SE on corporate and capital market aspects. The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Carsten Schapmann and Andreas Austmann as well as associate Michael Danzeglocke (all Düsseldorf).