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Weil Advises NRDC on Its Acquisition of Galeria

Weil is advising NRDC Equity Management Company on its acquisition of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof (Galeria) out of insolvency, Germany's largest department store chain and the second largest department store group in Europe.

NRDC, together with partner Bernd Beetz, emerged as the winner of a competitive auction process to acquire the Galeria business. The transaction is expected to close in the summer of 2024. 

The Weil team advising NRDC is led by partners Robert Rizzo (Private Equity, New York), Britta Grauke (Restructuring, Frankfurt) and Christian Tappeiner (Corporate, Frankfurt) and included partners Tobias Geerling (Tax, Munich) and Arnie Fridhandler (Private Equity, New York), counsel Matthias Eiden (Restructuring, Frankfurt), Thomas Zimmermann (Finance, Munich) and Konstantin Hoppe (Real Estate / IP/IT, Munich), as well as associates Melina Husic (Restructuring, Frankfurt), Hans-Christian Mick (Finance, Frankfurt), Silvia Lengauer (Finance, Munich), Natascha Spaeth, Sebastian Klein, Jannik Duttlinger, Alexander Rothstein (all Corporate, Frankfurt), Carolin Vettermann (Tax, Munich), Alexander Reich, Daniel Reich (both Tax, Frankfurt), Laura Kirchberger (Real Estate, Munich), Benjamin Köpple (Employment Law, Munich), Clarissa Tran (Litigation, Frankfurt) and David Fier (IP/IT, Munich).