Secondary: HgCapital acquires MeinAuto

Cate­gory: Private Equity
11. Janu­ary 2018

Frankfurt/Main- Shear­man & Ster­ling has advi­sed the exis­ting share­hol­ders of Mein­Auto GmbH, inclu­ding Holtz­brinck Ventures GmbH, Global Foun­ders Capi­tal GmbH & Co Betei­li­gungs KG Nr. 1, Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures GmbH and Mr. Nico­las Leut­wi­ler, on the sale of their shares to the British invest­ment company HgCa­pi­tal.

Mein­Auto GmbH is the leading Inter­net new car broker in Germany with As a pioneer in the field of online new car sales, the Colo­­gne-based company has deve­lo­ped from an up-and-coming start-up to an estab­lished player in the indus­try since its foun­ding in 2007. Today, the portal regis­ters over 16 million website visi­tors annu­ally and coope­ra­tes with over 9,000 auto­mo­bile dealers throug­hout Germany.

The Shear­man & Ster­ling team, led by Dr. Alfred Koss­mann, included asso­cia­tes Dr. Aliresa Fatemi and Evelin Moini (all Fran­k­­furt-Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons). In addi­tion, part­ner Simon Burrows (London-Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons), coun­sel Dr. Mathias Stöcker (Fran­k­­furt-Anti­­trust) and Dr. Anders Kraft (Fran­k­­furt-Tax) as well as asso­cia­tes Dr. Phil­ipp Jaspers, Sven Opper­mann and Marc Lorenz (all Fran­k­­furt-Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons) advi­sed on the transaction.

About Shear­man & Sterling
Shear­man & Ster­ling is an inter­na­tio­nal law firm with 20 offices in 13 count­ries and appro­xi­m­ately 850 lawy­ers. In Germany, Shear­man & Ster­ling is repre­sen­ted at the Frank­furt office. The firm is one of the inter­na­tio­nal market leaders in advi­sing on complex cross-border tran­sac­tions. World­wide, Shear­man & Ster­ling prima­rily advi­ses inter­na­tio­nal corpo­ra­ti­ons and large natio­nal compa­nies, finan­cial insti­tu­ti­ons, and large mid-sized compa­nies. For more infor­ma­tion,

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