New online market leader – Noerr advises Bridgepoint Development Capital on acquisition of Kreuzfahrtberater.de
Noerr has advised British PE investor Bridgepoint Development Capital on the acquisition of the cruise agency Kreuzfahrtberater.de. Bridgepoint’s portfolio company cruise.co.uk is taking over the internet platform. This makes the new combined company which also includes cruise.uk and seascanner.com the largest cruise travel agency in Europe with cruise sales of approximately €250 million. The founders of Kreuzfahrtberater.de are reinvesting substantially in the joint business and will continue to hold key positions in the leadership team.
The Noerr team, which was led by the partners Dr Falk Osterloh and Dr Georg Schneider, advised Bridgepoint comprehensively on all German aspects of the transaction. Travers Smith advised on the English law aspects of the transaction.
Advisors to Bridgepoint Development Capital: Noerr LLP
Dr Falk Osterloh (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr Georg Schneider (Munich, joint lead), Sebastian Voigt (both Private Equity, Dresden), Silvia Sparfeld (Corporate, Munich), Dr Eckhart Schleifenbaum (Private Equity, Munich), Dr Thomas Thalhofer (IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy, Munich), Dr Fabian Badtke (Antitrust & Competition, Frankfurt)
Associates: Dr Michael Brandl, Julia Hecht (both Private Equity, both Munich), Janine Telke (Corporate, Berlin), Yvonne Dietzel (Employment & Pensions), Bärbel Milsch (Commerce & Trade, both Dresden), Konrad Zdanowiecki (IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy, Munich), Dr Nina Elisabeth Herbort (Telecommunications, Berlin), Theresa Arand (Intellectual Property & Media), Dominik Pokora (Corporate, both Dresden)