Noerr advises Gegenbauer on merger with Apleona


A Noerr team led by Katrin Andrä, Tibor Fedke and Christian Pleister advised Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG and its partners on the merger with Apleona, a leading European real-property services provider and facility manager based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main.

The merger will create an integrated  real property services company with over 40,000 employees throughout Europe, 28,000 of them in Germany, and annual turnover of around €3.5 billion. Around 18,000 employees come from the Gegenbauer Group.

As part of the transaction, the former shareholders of Gegenbauer will become shareholders of Apleona. The private equity company PAI Partners will remain the majority shareholder in Apleona after the merger.

The transaction is still subject to clearance by the authorities.

Advisors to Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG and its partners: Noerr

Team leads: Katrin Andrä, Tibor Fedke (both partners, M&A, Berlin) and Christian Pleister (partner, Private Equity, Berlin/Frankfurt)

M&A: Jin-Sa John Jun (Senior Associate), Karl Uwe Fuchs (Associate), Alison Heinze (Senior Associate, all Berlin), Vanessa Hoffmann-Linhard (Associated Partner, Hamburg), Nicholas R Palenker (Senior Associate), Lilli Frederike Sachse (Associate), Elizabeth Haag (Project Lawyer), Julia Failer (Project Lawyer), Daniel Fuchs (Senior Associate), Annika-Kristin Stamer (Associate), Ira Tsoures (Senior Associate), Nicolas Schlüter (Associate), Katie Tam-Schmick (Foreign Associate, all Berlin), Thorsten Becker (Senior Associate, Frankfurt)

Banking & Finance: Alexander Schilling (Partner), Martina Buller (Senior Associate), Maria Bozhenova (Associate, all Frankfurt)

Employment & Pensions: Stefan Schwab (Partner, Berlin), Johannes Allmendinger (Associated Partner, Frankfurt)

Digital Business: Felix Muhl (Partner), Michaela Athmer (Senior Associate, both Hamburg)

Antitrust: Jens Peter Schmidt (Partner), Fabian Hübener (Associated Partner), Sven Betzendörfer (Associate, all Brussels), Raphael Reims (Senior Associate, Munich)

Real Estate: Dirk Lentfer (Partner), Kolja Deingruber (Associate), Justus Hölzel (Associate, all Berlin)

Tax: Carsten Heinz (Partner, Munich), Andre Happel (Partner, Frankfurt), Christian Garz (Counsel, Berlin)