Latham & Watkins LLP advised European Private Equity company EMZ Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Aspire Education Group, a leading education provider. In addition to EMZ, Co-CEOs Johannes Lampert and Udo Schelkes as well as further members of the management team of Aspire become significant shareholders in the Group. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the transaction.
The Latham team was led by Munich corporate partner Burc Hesse and associate Stephan Hufnagel, with corporate associates Corinna Freudenmacher, Chris Freitag, as well as Düsseldorf corporate associate Jaschar Mirkhani; advice was also provided on corporate/IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller with associate Pia Sösemann; on regulatory matters by Frankfurt counsel Joachim Grittmann with associate Alexander Wilhelm; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser with associate Judith Jacop; on real estate matters by Frankfurt counsel Sven Nickel; on compliance matters by Düsseldorf associate Julia Bianka Schenkel; on tax matters by Hamburg partner Verena Seevers and on employment matters by Munich associates Kristina Hufnagel and Christian Strauß.
Christoph Wildmoser from Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte advised on aspects of Austrian law.