Weil advises Alibaba Digital Commerce Group on investment in Visable Group

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16. Novem­ber 2023

The Munich and Frank­furt offices of the inter­na­tio­nal law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP have advi­sed Alibaba Inter­na­tio­nal Digi­tal Commerce Group (“AIDC”) in connec­tion with an invest­ment in the Visa­ble Group via a subsidiary.

The German Visa­ble Group, a former port­fo­lio company of Capvis, opera­tes one of Europe’s leading B2B market plat­forms with over 3 million Euro­pean corpo­rate custo­mers. The manage­ment of the Visa­ble Group remains inves­ted in the company.

For AIDC, an inde­pen­dent divi­sion of the Chinese tech­no­logy group Alibaba Group Holding, which bund­les the inter­na­tio­nal e‑commerce plat­forms, this invest­ment is of stra­te­gic importance due to the inten­ded expan­sion of its B2B platform.

Advi­sor Alibaba: Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Munich corpo­rate part­ners Manuel-Peter Fringer and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt were in charge and compri­sed part­ner Benja­min Rapp (Tax, Frank­furt), coun­sel Florian Wessel (Regu­la­tory, Munich), Thomas Zimmer­mann (Finance, Munich), Julian Schwa­ne­beck (Corpo­rate, Frank­furt) and Dr. Konstan­tin Hoppe (IP/IT, Munich) as well as asso­cia­tes Amelie Zabel, Chris­to­pher Schlet­ter (both Corpo­rate, Munich), Alexia Kuhn­münch (Regu­la­tory, Munich), Silvia Lengauer (Finance, Munich), Mario Kuhn (Data Protec­tion, Frank­furt), Fabian Kraupe (Labor Law, Munich) and Stef­fen Giolda (Anti­trust Law, Munich).

About Weil

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is an inter­na­tio­nal law firm with more than 1,100 lawy­ers. Weil has offices in New York, Boston, Brussels, Dallas, Frank­furt, Hong Kong, Hous­ton, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Prince­ton, Shang­hai, Washing­ton, D.C. and Sili­con Valley. In Germany, the firm has two offices and around 60 lawyers/tax advi­sors in Frank­furt and Munich. The focus here is on provi­ding specia­li­zed advice to natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal clients on cross-border private equity and M&A tran­sac­tions, high-profile liti­ga­tion manda­tes, complex restruc­tu­rings and finan­cings as well as tax structuring.

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