Hengeler Mueller advises KKR on squeeze-out of WMF AG

22. January 2015

On 20 January 2015, a merger related squeeze-out was resolved at WMF AG’s extraordinary general meeting resulting in the transfer of the minority shareholders’ shares to the majority shareholder Finedining Capital AG (“Finedining”), a holding company indirectly controlled by funds advised by KKR (together with affiliates, “KKR”).

Hengeler Mueller is advising KKR and Finedining on the transaction as on the voluntary public tender offer to the holders of preference shares of WMF AG last year and on the acquisition of a majority stake and on the voluntary public takeover offer for WMF in 2012. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by Jochen Vetter (Munich) and includes partners Maximilian Schiessl (Düsseldorf) (both Corporate/M&A), Simon Patrick Link (Corporate, Munich) and counsel Petra R. Mennicke (Corporate, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Elisabeth Kreuzer and Moritz Schuler (both Corporate, Munich).