SKW Schwarz advised the owners and founders of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH on the sale of all shares to Bonnier Media Deutschland GmbH. The transaction is subject to approval by the merger control authorities.
Münchner Verlagsgruppe is a publisher specializing in the publication of non-fiction books. The group comprises publishers riva, mvg, FinanzBuch, Redline, and fiction book publisher Lago. Christian Jund, founder of Münchner Verlagsgruppe, and the entire publishing team, including management, will remain with the company.
Bonnier Media Deutschland GmbH is a subsidiary of Swedish media group Bonnier, which includes publishers such as arsEdition, Carlsen, Piper, Thienemann-Esslinger, and Ullstein Buchverlage.
A team of SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte led by Munich-based partners Dr. Konstantin Wegner and Dr. Stephan Morsch advised the transaction on all aspects relating to corporate law and media law.
Counsel to shareholders of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH:
SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Munich: Dr. Konstantin Wegner (Media and Publishing), Dr. Stephan Morsch (Corporate/M&A)