Bird & Bird advises Aqua Vital in Düsseldorf

11 junio 2008

International law firm Bird & Bird has advised the Aqua Vital Group on its leveraged buyout by Buchanan Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.

The founder and former sole shareholder, Peter Lázár, will retain a financial interest in the company and continue to develop the business as Managing Director. Juergen Linde, previously responsible for Finance and Operations, has been promoted to Managing Director and also becomes a shareholder of the company.

A market leader, the Aqua Vital Group was founded in 1999 by Peter Lázár, and today employs more than 150 people. In addition to its classical water cooler business, the company is also active in the growing market for “point-of-use” devices.

The Bird & Bird team was led by corporate partner, Dr. Stefan Gottgetreu, who was assisted by Prof. h.c. Klaus-Jürgen Michaeli (IP), Dr. Martin Nebeling (Employment), Dr. Kathrin Knöefler (Corporate), and associates, Moritz Petrikowski and Stefanie Orttmann. AFR Aigner Fischer Radlmayr Rechtsanwälte advised Buchanan Capital Partners.


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