SCP Group sells real Group to family office Tischendorf and a real team
Munich — SCP Group has sold real Group to the family office of the Tischendorf family of entrepreneurs and a team of real Group managers. International law firm Clifford Chance advised SCP Group (SCP) and real Group on the complex divestment process of retailer real.
Since the purchase of real Group by investor SCP from METRO AG in June 2020, real Group has undertaken far-reaching measures for the disposal of locations to competitors in the food industry and the transformation of its operating business, which were accompanied by Clifford Chance.
The divestment of the remaining 63 sites was contractually agreed in December 2021 and completed on July 1, 2022. In addition to the actual transaction, Clifford Chance also advised on a new supply relationship with REWE and a complex carve-out of parts of the real Group in preparation for the change of ownership.
The new owners of the real Group are the family office of the Tischendorf entrepreneurial family and a team of managers from the real Group. The successful completion of the transaction as the final step in the transformation process means that real stores can now continue to operate under the new brand name “mein real” at 63 locations across Germany.
On the side of the purchasers, the transaction was comprehensively accompanied by the law firm act legal Germany (AC Tischendorf Rechtsanwälte).
The Clifford Chance team advising SCP and real Group was led by partner Dr. Cristina Weidner (Restructuring & Insolvency, Frankfurt) and partner Frederik Mühl (Corporate/Private Equity, Frankfurt).
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