Storskogen buys ready meals producer “The Fresh Kitchen
Stuttgart — A team led by Stuttgart-based partner Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer provided legal advice to Storskogen Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of A & K — Die frische Küche GmbH, a leading manufacturer of ultra-fresh ready meals, which also operates a delivery service (meals-on-wheels) through its subsidiary Casino Services. The company will be integrated into Storskogen’s Products business area in the Industry segment.
Following the acquisition of SF Tooling Group at the end of 2021, this is already the second transaction within a short period of time in which Heuking has advised Storskogen.
Storskogen acquires and operates well-managed and profitable medium-sized companies in the business areas of industry, trade and services in Northern Europe, the DACH region and the UK. As of September 30, 2021, Storskogen consisted of 94 business units with a total of around 7,000 employees and annual sales of approximately 1.8 billion euros.
A & K — Die frische Küche GmbH, headquartered in Recklinghausen and with locations in Wuppertal and Alsdorf, employs around 150 people and generated sales of 16 million euros in 2021. Every day, around 20,000 meals are cooked in the company’s own Cook & Chill kitchen with ten production lines. Meals are delivered to various institutions and households around the sites via the subsidiary Casino Service, a meals-on-wheels company.
Advisors to Storskogen Deutschland GmbH: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, LL.M. (Lead Partner, Corporate/M&A), Stuttgart
Dr. Alexander Schott, Anika Lisa Daschmann (both Corporate/M&A), both Stuttgart
Dr. Juliane Reichelt, Ferhat Kayhan (both Real Estate), both Stuttgart
Antje Münch, LL.M. (IP, Media & Technology), Stuttgart
Christoph Hexel, Laura-Felicia Bokranz, LL.M (both Labor Law), both Düsseldorf