Kharis Capital acquires North Sea restaurant chain
Hamburg — Allen & Overy LLP advised Kharis Capital Advisory Belgium sprl in connection with the acquisition of Nordsee Holding GmbH by KC North Sea, a Kharis Capital company, from HK Food GmbH, a subsidiary of the Theo Müller group of companies.
NORDSEE GmbH, headquartered in Bremerhaven, has more than 350 locations and is Europe’s leading supplier of fish specialties with its restaurant, snack store, and seafood buffet sales channels and a total of 6,000 employees.
Kharis Capital is a family-funded investor in the consumer sector, with a dedicated focus on the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) market. The company currently controls approximately 550 Burger King, Quick and O’Tacos brand restaurants in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland through various companies. This acquisition is an important milestone for Kharis Capital on its way to becoming a leading player in the European QSR market.
Advisor Kharis Capital Advisory Belgium sprl: Allen & Overy LLP
The Allen & Overy team included partner Dr. Nicolaus Ascherfeld, counsel Max Landshut (both lead) and Marie-Luise von Buchwaldt, senior associate Dr. Sebastian Remberg, associates Dr. Stefan Witte, Louisa Graubner and Dr. Moritz Meister (all Hamburg), senior associates An-Sofie Van Hootegem and Stéphanie Dalleur and associate Gabrielle De Vliegher (all Corporate/M&A, all Brussels).
In addition, the team included partner Dr. Börries Ahrens (Hamburg), counsel Karel Bourgeois (Brussels), senior associate Dr. Ioannis Thanos (Hamburg, all antitrust); partner Fabian Beullekens, counsel Jacques Graas, senior associate Matthieu De Donder and associate Victoria Woestmann (all corporate/M&A, Luxembourg)¸ partner Dr. Jens Matthes (Düsseldorf), Senior Counsel Geert Glas (Brussels), Associate Anna Kräling (Düsseldorf, all IP); Partners Yves Van Pul, Vanessa Xu (both London), Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding and Thomas Neubaum (both Frankfurt), Counsel Dr. Ilja Baudisch (Munich), Senior Associates Julie Vander Donckt (Brussels), Elke Funken-Hötzel and Dr. David Schmidt (both Frankfurt), Associate Dr. Rauni Ahammer (Munich) and Transaction Support Lawyer Anastasiya-Evangelina Wiegand (Frankfurt, all Banking and Finance); Counsel Francois Guillaume de Liedekerke (Capital Markets, Luxembourg); Partners Markulf Behrendt, Counsel Sören Seidel (both Hamburg), Senior Associate Yukiko Hitzelberger-Kijima (Düsseldorf) and Associate Dr. Katharina Fischer (Hamburg, all labor law); Counsel Dr. Alice Broichmann (Dispute Resolution, Munich) as well as Partner Dr. Christian Hilmes, Senior Associate Dr. Marcus Grühn and Associate Dr. Daniel Bolm (all real estate law, all Hamburg).