Renzenbrink & Partner advises investor group on the acquisition of the Vapiano business from the insolvent Vapiano SE

26 June 2020

Renzenbrink & Partner advises a consortium of investors led by former Vapiano board member Mario C. Bauer on the acquisition of substantial parts of the German and worldwide business of the Vapiano group, including a number of Vapiano restaurants in Germany as well as various companies of the Vapiano group, including trademark and franchising rights.

The Cologne Local Court had opened insolvency proceedings on the assets of Vapiano SE on 1 June 2020. The creditors’ committee approved the sale of the essential part of the business of Vapiano SE and its subsidiaries in Germany to the investor group.

Renzenbrink & Partner advised the purchasers on all corporate and commercial law issues of the transaction. The team comprised the partners Dr Ulf Renzenbrink (Corporate/M&A, lead partner) and Dr Bernd Egbers (Finance) as well as Counsel Christopher Blumenthal and Senior Associate Dr Alexander Haunschild (both Corporate/M&A).

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