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Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint on the sale of Bike24 to Riverside

 

24 September 2019

Allen & Overy advised the UK-based private equity firm Bridgepoint Europe IV Fund (Bridgepoint) as well as the management on the sale of Bike24 GmbH (Bike24) to a subsidiary of The Riverside Company (Riverside).  Completion of the transaction is subject to clearance by the competent antitrust authorities.

Bike24, with its registered office in Dresden, is one of the leading German online retailers for cycling, running, swimming, triathlon, fitness, outdoor and related products.

Bridgepoint is a leading international private equity firm, focusing on investments in market leaders.  The firm acquired Bike24 in late 2017 by way of a trade sale from Riverside, which had made its initial investment in the Dresden-based online retailer in 2015.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr Astrid Krüger (Munich) and counsel Dr Roman Kasten (Frankfurt, both Corporate/M&A and Private Equity).

Further and specialist advice was provided by partners Dr Alexander Veith (Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Munich) Dr Heike Weber (Tax, Frankfurt) and Peter Banks (Corporate, London), Dr Walter Uebelhoer (Banking, Munich), Dr Jens Matthes (IP/IT, Dusseldorf), Charles Yorke (Tax, London), counsel Dr Udo Olgemöller (Public Law, Frankfurt), senior associates Heiner Mecklenburg (Antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Jörg Weber (Banking, Munich), Dr Sebastian Schulz (Employment, Frankfurt), associates Robert Jochim, Bastian Schmack (both Frankurt), Michael Haase, Elisabeth Pichler and Johannes Graßl (all Corporate/M&A and Private Equity), Dr Rauni Ahammer (Banking, all Munich), Sven Bischoff, Tobias Eggert (both Tax, Frankfurt), Catharina Glugla (Data Protection, Dusseldorf) and Caroline Crawford (Corporate, London).

 

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