BWK joins CruiseVision

Cate­gory: Private Equity
7. March 2018

Stuttgart/ Düssel­dorf — BWK GmbH Unter­neh­mens­be­tei­li­gungs­ge­sell­schaft has acqui­red a mino­rity stake in Crui­se­Vi­sion GmbH. Foun­ded in 2009 by Chris­tian Paulick and Mirko Berloge, the company is one of the tech­no­lo­gi­cal leaders in photo and video products on ocean cruise ships. It curr­ently employs 14 perma­nent staff at its site in Sche­ne­feld near Hamburg and around 95 freelancers.

Crui­se­Vi­sion offers custo­mi­zed photo and film solu­ti­ons for up to 25,000 passen­gers daily on cruise ships opera­ting world­wide. Further­more, Crui­se­Vi­sion offers guided bicy­cle tours for cruise passen­gers and plans to expand the successful concept to new market segments. “CruiseVision’s indus­­try-expe­ri­en­­ced and inno­va­tive manage­ment as well as its profi­ta­ble and scalable busi­ness model have convin­ced us. We will cons­truc­tively support the company in the imple­men­ta­tion of its growth stra­tegy,” explains BWK Mana­ging Direc­tor Bernd Bergschneider.

BWK GmbH Unter­neh­mens­be­tei­li­gungs­ge­sell­schaft, based in Stutt­gart, is one of the oldest German private equity compa­nies and pursues a long-term invest­ment approach. ARQIS first acted for the company through a cont­act of part­ner Chris­tof Alex­an­der Schneider.

Advi­sors to BWK GmbH: ARQIS Rechts­an­wälte (Düssel­dorf)
Dr. Chris­tof Alex­an­der Schnei­der (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (Labor Law), Marcus Noth­hel­fer (IP & Commer­cial; Munich); Coun­sel: Saskia Kirsch­baum (Labor Law); Asso­cia­tes: Carina Engel­hard (Labor Law), Dr. Phil­ipp Maier (IP & Commer­cial; Munich), Scha­bana Alam Yar (Legal Support Specialist)

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

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