BWK joins CruiseVision
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 www.arqis.com.