Online retailer DEUBA sells majority to Rieker Investment

12. June 2018

Merzig/ Tutt­lin­gen — The previous sole share­hol­der of DEUBA GmbH & Co KG from Merzig has sold 60 percent of its shares to Rieker Invest­ment GmbH from Tutt­lin­gen. Taylor Wessing, led by Düssel­dorf M&A part­ner Ernst-Albrecht von Beau­vais, provi­ded legal advice for the tran­sac­tion. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the purchase price.

The company DEUBA was foun­ded in 2002 as a pure online distri­bu­tor. At that time, online retail was still in its infancy. Today, the company is one of Germany’s largest online retail­ers, with over 100,000 square meters of warehouse space, a product port­fo­lio of more than 2,000 items and more than 1,000,000 custo­mers per year. The range includes, for exam­ple, garden and leisure artic­les, toys, sports equip­ment and furniture.

The new majo­rity share­hol­der Rieker Invest­ment is part of the Rieker Finance Group, which is backed by the Rieker family of entre­pre­neurs with the shoe brand of the same name. It focu­ses on long-term invest­ments in medium-sized compa­nies in a wide range of sectors.

Legal Advi­sors Share­hol­ders of DEUBA GmbH & Co. KG
Taylor Wessing:
Lead Part­ner Dr. Ernst-Albrecht v. Beau­vais (Part­ner, M&A, Düssel­dorf), Patri­que Willems (Senior Asso­ciate, M&A), Dr. Simon Wepp­ner (Part­ner, Tax), Dr. Joachim Mandl (Salary Part­ner, Real Estate) (all Düsseldorf)

WICORA Attor­neys at Law: Dr. Diet­mar Benne

Legal advi­sors Rieker Invest­ment GmbH:

Lawy­ers Oppen­län­der (Stutt­gart): Dr. Felix Born, Dr. Teresa Bopp, Dr. Hannes Dreher, Dr. Ulrich Klumpp, Dr. Daniel Schil­ler­wein, Dr. Chris­tian Gunßer.
Ebner Stolz Attor­neys at Law (Stutt­gart): Volker Schmidt, Armand von Alberti

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