Noerr advises Passauer Neue Presse on acquisition of Donaukurier
Noerr has advised Passauer Neue Presse GmbH (PNP) on its purchase of the Donaukurier publishing group. Effective 1 January 2017, PNP is acquiring the publishing company of the Donaukurier newspaper published in the city of Ingolstadt.
Passauer Neue Presse is continuing its expansion course with this takeover. In the past few years, PNP has already taken over newspapers in southern Bavaria. The present transaction is still subject to clearance by the Federal Cartel Office in Germany.
The Passauer Neue Presse newspaper, which on weekdays has a total circulation of some 165,000 copies, is part of the Passau publishing group, one of the largest publishers of regional daily newspapers in Europe. The publisher regularly relies on advice from Noerr.
Advisors to Passauer Neue Presse GmbH: Noerr LLP
Dr. Florian Becker (Corporate/M&A, lead), Dr. Marco Tucci (Employment & Pensions, both Munich), Dr. Nikolai Warneke (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Dr. Kathrin Westermann (Antitrust, Berlin)
Associates: Robert Korndörfer (Corporate/M&A, London), Hans-Christian Mick, Dr. Daniel Müller (both Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Pascal Schumacher (Antitrust, Berlin)