Noerr advises KKR on takeover of Universum Film
After the takeover of the Tele München Group, Noerr has again advised Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co. (“KKR”) on a transaction in the German media market. Funds advised by KKR took over Universum Film GmbH. The vendor is the media group RTL.
Universum Film acquires rights to feature film and series in national and international markets and distributes them in the cinema and home entertainment sectors, among others. The company, headquartered in Munich, is a leading independent video provider in German-speaking countries and offers the exploitation of DVD/Blu-Ray and digital licences for external partners too.
The transaction is subject to official approval.
Noerr again advised KKR together with Hengeler Mueller. On the Noerr side, Georg Schneider, Co-Head of the Private Equity Practice Group, and Johannes Kreile were lead advisors on the transaction.
Advisors to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.: Noerr LLP
Georg Schneider (Private Equity), Johannes Kreile (Media, joint lead), Christoph Thiermann (Private Equity, all Munich), Katharina Domnick (Digital Business, Berlin), Benjamin Jahn (Employment & Pensions), Daniel Rücker (Data Protection, both Munich), Uwe Brendler (Corporate/M&A, Dresden), Manuel Jäger (Digital Business, Munich), Florian Marciniec (Digital Business, Berlin), Franziska Nebollief (Private Equity, Munich)