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Digital transformation specialist Genpact acquires Barkawi Consulting

25. July 2018

Frank­furt a. M. — The U.S. services company Genpact acqui­res the Munich-based consul­ting firm Barkawi. Henge­ler Muel­ler, Latham & Watkins, Noerr and Baker Hostet­ler advised.

Genpact has signed an agree­ment to acquire Barkawi Manage­ment Consul­tants. Genpact is a global services company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and specia­li­zing in digi­tal transformation.

Barkawi Manage­ment Consul­tants was foun­ded in Munich in 1994 and is a global consul­ting firm specia­li­zing in supply chain manage­ment, supply chain tech­no­logy and after­sa­les services with over 200 employees in offices in Munich, Vienna, Riyadh, Dubai, Shen­zhen, Shang­hai and Atlanta. The merger of Barkawi Manage­ment Consul­tants with Genpact’s Supply Chain Service Line crea­tes ’ ”Barkawi Manage­ment Consul­tants — A Genpact Company”, a global provi­der of manage­ment consul­ting, mana­ged services and digi­tal transformation.

As part of the tran­sac­tion, Noerr provi­ded tax advice to Barkawi’s limi­ted part­ners in the prepa­ra­tion and during the tran­sac­tion. The Noerr team was led by Munich tax law part­ner Dr. Cars­ten Heinz. Noerr invol­ved the US law firm Baker Hostet­ler for the US tax issues.

Advi­sor Genpact: Henge­ler Mueller
Dr. Daniel Wiegand, Part­ner, Lead, M&A, Munich, Dr. Bernd Wirbel, Part­ner, Lead, M&A, Düssel­dorf, Dr. Chris­tian Hoefs, Part­ner, Labor Law, Frank­furt, Dr. Alf-Henrik Bischke, Part­ner, Anti­trust, Düssel­dorf, Dr. Markus Ernst, Coun­sel, Tax, Munich, Patrick H. Wilke­n­ing, Coun­sel, IP, Düssel­dorf, Dr. Andrea Schlaffge, IP, Düsseldorf
Asso­cia­tes: Dr. Maxi­mi­lian Schauf (M&A, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Achim Speng­ler, Dr. Vero­nika Wimmer (both M&A, Munich), Vicki Treib­mann (Labor Law), Dr. Anja Balitzki (Anti­trust Law), Dr. Maxi­mi­lien Wosgien (IP) (all Düssel­dorf), Dr. Sebas­tian Adam (Tax, Frankfurt)

Advi­sors­Bar­kawi: Latham & Watkins LLP
Dr. Rainer Trau­gott, Lead, Part­ner, Corporate/M&A, Munich, Dr. Nils Röver, Part­ner, Corporate/M&A, Hamburg, Dr. Thomas Fox, Part­ner, Tax, Munich, Dr. Chris­tian Engel­hardt, Coun­sel, IP/IT, Hamburg
Asso­cia­tes: Dr. Michael Schweppe, Corinna Freu­den­ma­cher (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Dr. Chris­tine Watz­in­ger (Tax Law, Munich)

On US tax law: Baker Hostetler 
Paul Schmidt, John D. Bates

Advi­sors to the limi­ted part­ners of Barkawi Manage­ment Consul­tant GmbH & Co: Noerr LLP
Dr. Cars­ten Heinz, Lead, Tax, Berlin/Munich, Peter Scheuch, Tax, Dres­den, Michael Tommaso, Tax, Berlin, Dr. Uwe Brend­ler, Corpo­rate M&A, Dresden

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