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Allen & Overy advises The Riverside Company on the acquisition of a stake in Bike24 GmbH

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16 February 2015

Allen & Overy LLP has advised The Riverside Company on the acquisition of a stake in Bike24 GmbH.
The financing for the transaction was provided by Berenberg Bank. Bike24 offers an array of bicycle components and related equipment to consumers across Europe and around the world.

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing businesses valued at up to $250 million (€200 million in Europe). Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 370 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr Astrid Krüger (corporate/M&A, Munich) with support from partners Fabian Beullekens (corporate/M&A, Luxembourg), Dr Ellen Braun (antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Walter Uebelhoer (banking, Munich) and Pierre Schleimer (banking, Luxembourg), counsels Christophe Balthazard (corporate, Luxembourg) and Dr Bettina Scharff (employment, Munich), senior associates Dr Dorothea Tachezy (corporate/M&A), Dr Ilja Baudisch (banking, both Munich), Dr René Galle (antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Markus Ernst (tax, Munich), Miray Kavruk (IP, Dusseldorf), Dr Udo Olgemoeller (public law, Frankfurt), associates Daniel Epe, Gregor Janisch (both corporate/M&A, Munich), Tobias Siefer (employment, Frankfurt), Dr Nicole Blinn (public law, Frankfurt), Maximilian Mayer, Rebecca Rolf (both banking, Munich), André Hommel, Sandy Mammola (both banking, Luxembourg) and tax advisor Sabrina Wagner (Munich).

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