CMS advised Bechtle AG, one of the leading independent IT systems integrators, with around 8,600 employees and listed on the TecDAX technology index, on its acquisition of Inmac Wstore, an IT business product retailer. The acquisition is the largest in the history of Bechtle AG. Inmac Wstore employs more than 400 people with a turnover of around €420 million.
Bechtle AG was advised for this operation by CMS France and CMS Germany.
For aspects of French law, the CMS France team comprised Alexandra Rohmert, partner, Emmanuelle Brunel, counsel, Anne-Flore Millet, Pierre Bondu and Vincent Desbenoit, associates, for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions aspects; François Hellio and Johann Roch’, partners and Cyrille Kurzaj, associate, for tax aspects; Alain Herrmann, partner, for labour and social welfare law aspects; Denis Redon, partner, Virginie Coursière-Pluntz, counsel and Vincent Lorieul, associate, for merger control aspects; Jean-Baptiste Thiénot, counsel, Maxime Hanriot and Benjamin Benezeth, associates, for IP/IT aspects.
For aspects of German law, the CMS Germany team comprised Dr. Tobias Schneider, partner, for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions aspects; Dr. Martina Schmid, partner, for capital markets aspects; and Dr. Harald Kahlenberg, partner, for merger control aspects.
Bechtle AG was advised on financial aspects by Clairfield International GmbH, Dirk Middlehoff.
The sellers were advised by DLA Piper France with Sarmad Haidar, partner, Julia Elkael and Sidney Rosenberg, associates, for Corporate aspects; Jérôme Halphen, partner and Vanessa Li, associate, for labour law aspects; Edouard Sarrazin, partner, for regulatory and competition law aspects; and Jonathan Rofé, partner, for IP/IT aspects.