Frankfurt am Main, 22 July 2020
The private equity team of SKYE PARTNERS has legally advised Schneider Gruppe (“Schneider”) a portfolio company of Swiss holding company INVISION (“INVISION”), on the limited acquisition of a majority shareholding of German logistics company apriori transport & logistics GmbH (“apriori”). apriori is thus a further part of INVISION’s and Schneider’s buy and build-strategy. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.
INVISION acquired Schneider in 2015.
INVISION was founded in 1997. Based in Switzerland and Germany, the company is a leader in the field of individual succession solutions as well as corporate and growth financing. In doing so, it focuses in particular on medium-sized companies in Europe.
The Schneider Group, founded in 1865, is an internationally oriented medium-sized forwarding company. At more than 25 locations in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and Asia, and with the help of a worldwide network of partners, the logistics specialist plans and coordinates cross-border freight transport for its customers. In addition to road, sea and air freight, Schneider offers comprehensive services, especially in the areas of customs clearances, logistical value-added services and special services.
apriori is an owner-managed medium-sized transport and logistics company, which was founded in 2014. apriori offers services in the fields of goods transport and logistics on a national and EU-wide level. The geographical focus of its business activities is in Germany and Italy.
SKYE PARTNERS’ team of advisors, specialized in Private Equity & Venture Capital, advised Schneider in cooperation with INVISION on the legal issues required for the transaction.
SKYE PARTNERS, Frankfurt a.M.: Christoph Breithaupt (lead, M&A/Private Equity), Jana Kalbfleisch and Sandra Brieske, Lisa Schulte (all M&A/Private Equity), Jutta Schneider (Tax), Bettina Carr-Allinson (BCALaw – Commercial, IP/IT), Dr. Marius Fritzsche (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law – Labour Law), Dr. Christoph Herrmann (v. Einem & Partner – Competition Law).
Christoph Breithaupt – SKYE PARTNERS
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