CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised the shareholders of FirmenABC Entwicklung und Management GmbH in connection with the sale of 80% of its share capital to Eugen Marketing Beteiligungen GmbH, a company belonging to the Swiss Investnet group. The buyers were advised by Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner Rechtsanwalte.
FirmenABC Entwicklung und Management GmbH, which has subsidiaries in Austria and Germany, was established in 2005 by Klaus Rebernig and Manfred Gansch and is a prominent referral marketing agency for small and medium-sized enterprises in the German-speaking world. The company currently has business operations in Austria and Germany with over 13,000 customers. The acquisition of a stake by the Investnet group will enable FirmenABC Entwicklung und Management GmbH to expand further under the same management of directors Manfred Gansch and Klaus Rebernig and enter new markets.
"We're extremely pleased to have supported the shareholders of the FirmenABC group in connection with this complex transaction and to have successfully provided assistance regarding the inclusion of Investnet as a strong partner for the company's expansion," said CHSH Partner Johannes Aehrenthal, who led the firm's team on the deal. CHSH Associates Stefanie Heimel and Michael Radner supported Aehrenthal on the team.
The WMWP team acting on behalf of Eugen Marketing Beteiligungen was led by Partner Martin Wiedenbauer, supported by Attorney Paul Koppenwallner.