12. October 2022

OPPENLÄNDER advises Rieker Finanz-Gruppe

OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte advised Rieker Investment GmbH on the acquisition of a stake in KOBRA Formen GmbH.

KOBRA Formen GmbH was founded more than 30 years ago by Rudolf Braungardt and has since developed into the world’s leading mold maker. With around 500 employees worldwide – around 400 of them at the main site in Germany – and 6 subsidiaries in Europe and North America as well as sales partners in Canada, Europe and Asia, KOBRA Formen GmbH is a technological trendsetter in the concrete block market. The managing partner Holger Stichel will continue to lead the company together with the existing management. All internal company structures will remain in place in the same way. For an orderly company succession and for the strategic development of the group of companies, a strong partner, Rieker Investment GmbH, joins KOBRA Formen GmbH. As part of the Rieker Investment family, KOBRA Formen GmbH is positioned for the long term for the next decades and can continue its corporate strategy in the same way.

Rieker Investment GmbH is a company of the Rieker Finanz-Gruppe. The Rieker Finanz-Gruppe is an independent part of the Rieker Group, which also includes the shoe manufacturer Rieker Schuh. The Rieker Finanz-Gruppe invests in the long term and openly in medium-sized companies. The investments are managed independently by the existing management.

OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte provided comprehensive legal advice to the Rieker Finanz-Gruppe during the transaction. Various teams of international law firms in the respective countries, coordinated by OPPENLÄNDER, advised on the aspects of foreign law in Europe and North America. Under the leadership of Dr. Felix Born (Partner), the following OPPENLÄNDER team was active: Dr. Malte Weitner (Partner, IP/IT/Commercial), Dr. Christian Gunßer (Partner, Corporate/Finance), Dr. Damian Schmidt (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Anne-Kathrin Bichweiler (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Matthias Tratt (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Clemens Birkert (IT/Data Protection), Sven Luckert (Corporate/M&A/Labor Law) and Dr. Jens Ritter (Public Law/Subsidies).

The management of Rieker Finanz Group, Thomas Guhl and Axel Wiehrer, implemented the transaction in-house.

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