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WFW advises Equita on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Windstar Medical AG

23 December 2014

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Private Equity funds Equita GmbH &Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA (“Equita“), has instructed Watson Farley Williams (“WFW“), a leading international law firm, to advise on all legal and tax aspects regarding the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Windstar Medical Group (“Windstar Medical“).

Windstar Medical is a leading provider of non-prescription healthcare products – both private label and branded products (including SOS, GreenDoc, Well & Slim) – in the German market. With approximately 100 employees, the group consists of the marketing company Promarcon (marketing and consulting), the service providers Claricon (consumer service and market research), Brand Scout (branding and consulting) and PureArt (packaging design and communication), the online shop Good Vita and the sales units Districon, Dr. Kleine Pharma and Vitalia.

Equita is an independent private equity company with no bank affiliations which makes entrepreneurial investments in medium-sized companies in the German-speaking markets.

The WFW team was led by partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger (Corporate, Munich). He was supported by partners Lothar Wegener, Verena Scheibe (both Tax, Hamburg/Munich), Marcus Nothhelfer (Corporate, Munich), Anne Kleffmann (Employment, Munich), Dr. Stefan Kilgus (Banking & Finance, Hamburg) and Dr. Christine Bader (Regulatory, Hamburg), as well as associates Dr. Silke Pütz, Zuzana Meinecke Fábry, Marcel Nurk, Hi-Zin Pak, Barbara Zehnder (all Corporate, Munich), Marcus Mützelburg, Dr. Paul Vincent Hahn (both Banking & Finance, Hamburg), Dr. Henrik Lay, Timo Kopmann (both Tax, Hamburg), Daniel Hiemer (Tax, Munich) and Philip Groth (Employment, Munich).

WFW partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger said: “We are pleased to have advised Equita on two transactions within only a few weeks. Once again, we have demonstrated how the efficient cooperation between our legal and tax teams benefits our clients.”