Hengeler Mueller advises Österreichische Post on sale of trans-o-flex

08. March 2016

On 7 March 2016, Österreichische Post announced the sale of its logistics provider trans-o-flex headquartered in Weinheim. Amberger Familien GbR, Tegernsee, and Schoeller Holding, Munich/Zürich, acquire the target company in equal shares. trans-o-flex is a logistics company with revenues of about EUR 500 m focusing on providing transport solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer electronics sectors in Germany. trans-o-flex retains 1,900 employees and operates 91 sites in Germany and Austria. The closing of the transaction is still subject to the approval of the German Competition Authority which is expected to be obtained within the coming weeks.

Hengeler Mueller is advising Österreichische Post on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partner Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain (M&A, Munich) and includes partners Steffen Oppenländer (M&A, London), Matthias Scheifele (Tax, Frankfurt), Hans-Jörg Niemeyer (State Aid/Antitrust, Brussels), Martin Geiger (Financing), Daniel Kress (Restructuring) (both London) and Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt), counsels Andrea Schlaffge and Patrick H. Wilkening (both IP/IT, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Jakub Lorys, Daniel Engel, Daniel Illhardt, Georg Heiß (all M&A, Munich), Marc Gossmann (Tax, Frankfurt), Christian Kovács (Atate Aid/Antitrust, Brussels), Robert Rentsch (Labour, Frankfurt), Eva Frankenberger (IP/IT, Düsseldorf), Marc Roberts (Public Law, Berlin) and Deniz Tschammler (Public Law, Düsseldorf). Responsible for this transaction within Österreichische Post’s in-house legal department is Anneliese Ettmayer. The Austrian law firm Eisenberger & Herzog is acting as local counsel for Österreichische Post. The Eisenberger & Herzog team includes partners Jana Eichmeyer and Alric A. Ofenheimer.