Heuking advises on sale of burger chain Hans im Glück to GAB and Backwerk
Munich — A team led by Prof. Dr. Georg Streit advised HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH on the sale of the Hans im Glück burger chain. The former majority shareholder AML Invest Treuhandgesellschaft mbH sold and transferred its stake in HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH to a group of investors. This group of investors includes GAB Grundstücks‑, Finanzierungs‑, Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, which has already been a minority shareholder, and the founders of the Backwerk bakery chain, Dr. Dirk Schneider and Dr. Hans-Christian Limmer. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
The new shareholders want above all to strengthen and further expand the franchise system. The two current managing directors Johannes Bühler and Jens Hallbauer will remain with HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH.
In the months leading up to the transaction, the Heuking team was entrusted with legal support, particularly with regard to corporate and M&A, in the context of a complex situation and was involved in multi-layered negotiations.
HANS IM GLÜCK was founded in 2010 by Thomas Hirschberger in Munich and most recently held via his family holding AML Invest Treuhandgesellschaft mbH. With 81 stores, the brand is on course for growth. In 2019, HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH recorded its strongest sales growth since its founding, with more than 147 million euros in external sales.
Advisors to HANS IM GLÜCK Franchise GmbH: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Prof. Dr. Georg Streit (Lead Partner, Restructuring)
Dr. Kai Büchler (Restructuring),
Dr. Stephan Degen (Tax), all Munich