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Latham & Watkins advises CDH on investment in WOW Tech Group

11. March 2020

Munich — Latham & Watkins LLP advi­sed CDH Invest­ments (CDH) on the acqui­si­tion of a signi­fi­cant stake in WOW Tech Group, a leading global provi­der of premium sensory health and well­ness products. The manage­ment of WOW Tech Group as well as the exis­ting inves­tors will remain share­hol­ders of WOW Tech Group and will conti­nue to hold stra­te­gic and opera­tio­nal func­tions. WOW Tech Group was advi­sed by ARQIS Attor­neys at Law .

As one of the world’s leading suppliers, WOW Tech Group specia­li­zes in the deve­lo­p­ment, manu­fac­ture and marke­ting of high-quality products for lovemaking.

CDH, with offices in Sing­a­pore, Hong Kong and Beijing, mana­ges assets of appro­xi­mately USD 20 billion. The company has invest­ments in over 150 compa­nies focu­sed on consu­mer goods and health­care industries.

Latham & Watkins LLP advi­sed CDH with the following team:
Dr. Rainer Trau­gott (Part­ner, Lead, Munich), Susanne Decker (Part­ner, Frank­furt), Hanno Witt, Dr. Thomas Diek­mann, Dr. Hendrik Ley, Anja Schind­ler, Dr. Andreas Holz­g­reve, (all Asso­ciate, Private Equity), Dr. Ulf Kieker (Coun­sel, Tax), Thomas Weit­kamp (Part­ner), Ludwig Zesch, Phil­ipp Büch­ler (both Asso­ciate, all Banking and Finance, all Munich), Joachim Gritt­mann (Coun­sel, Regu­la­tory, Frank­furt), Dr. Jana Dammann (Coun­sel, Hamburg) Jan Voll­kam­mer (Asso­ciate, both Anti­trust, Frank­furt), Anne Kleff­mann (Part­ner), Annika Juds (Asso­ciate, both Labor Law, Munich) as well as lawy­ers from Latham’s Hong Kong office.

Advi­sors WOW Tech Group: ARQIS Rechts­an­wälte (Düssel­dorf)
ARQIS advi­sed Johan­nes Graf Plet­ten­berg, the foun­der and CEO of WOW Tech Group (WOW Tech), a Berlin-based sex toy manu­fac­tu­rer, in connec­tion with the sale of his busi­ness shares to Sing­a­­pore-based private equity group CDH Invest­ments (CDH) and his subse­quent re-inves­t­­ment in the target group.
Dr. Jörn-Chris­­tian Schulze (Lead; Corporate/M&A); Coun­sel: Dr. Stepha­nie Lenze (Labor Law); Asso­cia­tes: Dr. Maxi­mi­lian Back­haus (Corporate/M&A); Martin Wein­gärt­ner (Labor Law)

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