Bird & Bird advises NürnbergMesse on acquisition of Forum

2. August 2019

Munich — Bird & Bird LLP has advi­sed Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH on the acqui­si­tion of an 80% majo­rity stake in FORUM SA, the Greek market leader for exhi­bi­tion events.

With sales of around EUR 17.5 million, the Athens subsi­diary will be the largest foreign subsi­diary of Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH. Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH is alre­ady present with subsi­dia­ries in Brazil, China, India, Italy and the USA and orga­ni­zes exhi­bi­ti­ons world­wide. The exhi­bi­ti­ons orga­ni­zed by FORUM SA and Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH also over­lap in terms of content in the areas of (orga­nic) food, bever­a­ges and gastronomy.

Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH was advi­sed by the follo­wing Bird & Bird lawy­ers: Coun­sel Michael Gaßner (lead) and Part­ner Stefan Münch, both Corporate/M&A, Munich. In Greece, the project team was supported by part­ners Kate­rina Poli­to­pou­lou and Maria Golfi­no­pou­lou of the Greek law firm Your Legal Partners.
Client Rela­ti­onship Part­ner of Nürn­berg­Messe GmbH is Stefan Münch, who has been advi­sing the Fran­co­nian company on tran­sac­tions in Germany and abroad for years.

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