Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on voluntary public tender offer to the holders of preference shares of WMF AG

20. June 2014

Finedining Capital GmbH (“Finedining”), a holding company indirectly controlled by funds advised by KKR (together with affiliates, “KKR”) and majority shareholder of WMF AG, announced its intention to make a voluntary public tender offer to all holders of preference shares of WMF AG for the acquisition of all non-voting bearer preference shares of WMF AG.

KKR has entered into an agreement with FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH (“FIBA”) as the second major shareholder in WMF AG. KKR and FIBA will combine their shareholdings in WMF in a holding structure, after the public tender offer has been executed and anti-trust clearance has been given.

Hengeler Mueller is advising KKR and Finedining on the transaction as on the acquisition of a majority stake and on the voluntary public takeover offer for WMF in 2012. The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Wolfgang Meyer-Sparenberg, Maximilian Schiessl and Jochen Vetter (all Corporate/M&A), Heinrich Knepper (Financing) and Thorsten Mäger (Competition) as well as associates Alexander Ego, Elisabeth Kreuzer, Lars Mesenbrink, and Dennis Schlottmann.