Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on takeover of WMF
09. July 2012
A holding company controlled by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. acquired on 6 July 2012, the majority of shareholdings in WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG from Crystal Capital GmbH, a holding company of Capvis Equity II L.P. fund. Furthermore the company announced to make a voluntary public takeover offer to all WMF shareholders.
Hengeler Mueller is advising the acquirer. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partner Jochen Vetter (Munich) and includes partners Maximilian Schiessl, Christian Schwandtner, Bernd Wirbel (all Düsseldorf) (all Corporate/M&A), Heinrich Knepper (Financing, Frankfurt), Thorsten Mäger (Competition, Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt), Counsel Attila Oldag (Corporate/M&A, Munich) as well as associates Daniel Halmer (Munich), Sonnhild Draack (Frankfurt), Simeon Held, Benjamin Leyendecker-Langner, Daniel Möritz, Lars Mesenbrink, Mikolaj Pogorzelski (all Düsseldorf) and Patrick H. Wilkening (Munich).