ARQIS advises Liberta Partners on the acquisition of Kienzle Automotive
Munich — ARQIS has supported the Munich-based multi-family holding Liberta Partners in the acquisition of Kienzle Automotive GmbH. The transaction was carried out through Liberta Partners Fund II as part of a successor partnership. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place in early November.
Kienzle is the leading German provider of sales and related services for networked devices and systems in the automotive aftermarket sector. In the area of data management and fleet telematics, Kienzle works with established software developers to create customer-specific evaluations and readout options. The medium-sized company is based in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
“The name Kienzle has stood for reliability in the transportation industry for more than 70 years,” says Nils von Wietzlow, partner at Liberta and responsible for succession solutions. “We want to continue to be a reliable partner in the vehicle technology sector and consistently expand the telematics sector by strengthening the distribution system.” Liberta Partners invests in companies in German-speaking countries with clear operational and strategic development potential, especially in succession situations and corporate spin-offs.
ARQIS has acted for Liberta Partners for the second time. For example, Dr. Mauritz von Einem’s team advised on the acquisition of the Liechtenstein-based mechanical engineering company FMA Mechatronik Solutions and the takeover of the tour operator Ameropa, a former subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG.
Advisor Liberta Partners: ARQIS Attorneys at Law
Dr. Mauritz von Einem (Lead; Corporate/M&A/Taxes), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP/Commercial; both Munich), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (Labor Law), Dr. Christof Alexander Schneider (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate; all Düsseldorf); Associates: Benjamin Bandur (Corporate/M&A), Tanja Kurtzer (Labor Law), Nora Meyer-Stratmann (IP/Commercial; all Munich), Martin Weingärtner (Labor Law), Jennifer Huschauer (Real Estate; both Düsseldorf)
Niitväli (Frankfurt): Evelyn Niitväli (Antitrust)
ARQIS Attorneys at Law is an independent business law firm operating in Germany and Japan. The firm was founded in 2006 in Düsseldorf, Munich and Tokyo. Around 55 professionals advise domestic and foreign companies at the highest level on German and Japanese business law. www.arqis.com.