FRANZlegal advises Blue Horizon Ventures in Investment in Mia&Ben Organic GmbH

FRANZlegal advised Blue Horizon Ventures in the financing round of Mia&Ben Organic GmbH, Berlin.

Blue Horizon Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on food technology, founded by the investors Roger Lienhard and Michael Kleindl. The fund makes targeted investments in innovative and technology-based companies in the field of more sustainable food systems.

Mia&Ben Organic GmbH distributes healthy baby food through retail and has a strong international focus.

Blue Horizon Ventures has been advised in this transaction by Antonio Calderón.

Contact: Antonio Calderón



FRANZlegal has advised the shareholders of Elfeplastic GmbH, Viersen, on the sale of the company to the PROTEC group of companies

Elfeplastic GmbH is active in the production, development and distribution of rubber and plastic moulded parts. The PROTEC group of companies is a leading supplier and specialist for premium plastic protective elements, screw connection systems and technical injection moulded parts.

The transaction was completed end of March 2020.

The shareholders of Elfeplastic GmbH were advised by Dr. Patrick Vogt and Sarah König.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Vogt



FRANZlegal advised SFS Group (Switzerland) on the acquisition of mbe

Together with the law firm SchochAuer (St. Gallen), FRANZlegal advised the Swiss SFS Group on the acquisition of mbe Moderne Befestigungselemente GmbH based in Menden. SFS Gruppe AG is a company specialising in mechanical fastening systems and precision mouldings and is based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.

With mbe Moderne Befestigungselemente GmbH, the SFS Group is acquiring a leading supplier of painted fasteners for high-quality building facades. mbe was founded in 1979 in Menden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and primarily supplies the German specialist trade with painted fasteners for curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades.

The transaction was completed in mid-February 2020 following approval by the relevant competition authorities.

For FRANZlegal, the partner Axel Staudt (M&A, antitrust law) and the associates Tim-Arne Schmidt (real estate) and Sarah König (corporate law) were involved in the transaction. Partner Thomas Brauchli was the lead partner for SchochAuer.

Contact: Axel Staudt



FRANZlegal advised of btov in Seed-Round of investment in Ninox Software GmbH, Berlin

The European Venture Capital Investor btov has acquired a participation in the Berlin-based start-up Ninox Software GmbH as part of the seed financing round. Ninox Software GmbH offers an agile platform for the digitalization of business processes.

btov was advised on the transaction by Antonio Calderón.

Contact: Antonio Calderón


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