Düsseldorf / London — ARQIS advised Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co KG (Katjes Germany) on its investment in the British start-up Candy Kittens.
Founded in London in 2012 by Jamie Laing (photo left), star of the British TV series ‘Made in Chelsea’, and Ed Williams (photo right), the company has quickly become one of the UK’s best-known candy brands with its innovative gourmet sweets in authentic flavors and original packaging. All products are gluten-free and are made without artificial flavors or colors.
ARQIS regularly advises the Katjes Group on transactions. The firm also advised the confectionery manufacturer in 2016 on its entry into Veganz, Europe’s pioneer in vegan food, and in previous years on its acquisitions of confectionery producers Piasten and Dallmann.
Advisors Katjes Germany: ARQIS Attorneys at Law
Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP; Munich); Associates: Thomas Chwalek (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Philipp Maier (IP; Munich)
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (London): Nigel Collins et al (UK law)
ARQIS is an independent business law firm operating in Germany and Japan. The firm was founded in 2006 at its current offices in Düsseldorf, Munich and Tokyo. Around 45 lawyers advise domestic and foreign companies at the highest level on the core issues of German and Japanese business law. The focus is on M&A, corporate law, private equity, venture capital, employment law, private clients as well as intellectual property and litigation. For more information, visit www.arqis.com.