GSK Stockmann advises Olam Food Ingredients on the acquisition of Märsch Importhandels-GmbH

A team led by our partner Jens Uwe Rügenhagen has comprehensively advised Olam Food Ingredients (Ofi), a global leader in naturally good food and beverage ingredients, on the acquisition of Märsch Importhandels GmbH (Märsch Import) in Ulm. Ofi is a new operating group born out of Olam, the food and agri-business headquartered and listed in Singapore.

Ofi acquired 100% of the shares in Märsch Import, one of Europe’s leading private label manufacturers. The transaction has already been approved by merger authorities and was closed in July 2022. This acquisition builds on Ofi’s private label credentials and expands its geographic presence and operating facilities in this important, high-value channel, whilst further developing its product portfolio.

GSK Stockmann advised with a multi-disciplinary team inter alia covering Corporate/ M&A, IP, regulatory, employment law and compliance. ofi’s deal team consisted of several units based in Singapore, London and Amsterdam.

Advisers of Ofi:

GSK Stockmann: Jens Uwe Rügenhagen (lead, Corporate/ M&A), Martin Prothmann (Real Estate), Philipp Kuhn (employment law), Stefan Geiger (public law/ Regulatory), Andreas Peters (Corporate/ M&A), Eric Mayer (Compliance), Sören Wolkenhauer (public law/ Regulatory), Rebecca Comtesse (Finance); Associates: Lukas Faron (Corporate/ M&A), Jörg Wünschel (IP/ IT), Johanna Baumann (Corporate/ M&A)

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