Noerr advises GardaWorld on the acquisition of the EXOP Group


A team from Noerr headed by Sascha Leske and Laurenz Tholen has advised the Canadian GardaWorld Group on its acquisition of the EXOP Group in Germany. GardaWorld is one of the world’s largest security companies with more than 100,000 employees. The EXOP Group is a risk management firm offering extensive services in the field of mobility risk management using artificial intelligence.

 GardaWorld already operates one of the leading platforms in the field of risk management, Crisis24. Crisis24 monitors and analyses global developments and threats 24/7 and provides innovative solutions to support companies and organisations around the world and to manage their risks. The acquisition of the EXOP Group will create one of the most powerful intelligence platforms in the industry.

A Noerr team spanning several practice groups and offices advised GardaWorld on all of the legal and tax-related aspects of the transaction.

Advisors to GardaWorld: Noerr

Lead advisors: Sascha Leske (Corporate/Private Equity, New York), Laurenz Tholen (Corporate/Private Equity, Berlin)

Corporate (PE/M&A)
Alison Heinze (Berlin)
Nils Wilfert (New York)
Lukas Zöllner (Berlin)
Aleksandra Vujinovic (Frankfurt)

Banking & Finance
Hannes Butz (Frankfurt)

Employment & Pensions
Stefan Schwab (Berlin)
Mario Merget (Berlin)
Tabea Gutmann (Berlin)

Information Technology
Patrick Neidinger (Frankfurt)

Data Protection
Julian Monschke (Frankfurt)

Till Steinvorth (Hamburg)
Raphael Reims (Munich)

PR team

Private Equity