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Latham & Watkins Advises EMZ Partners on Acquisition of Minority Stake in Wishcard

October 12, 2022
German team represents European private equity firm on a minority shareholding.

Latham & Watkins LLP has advised EMZ Partners (EMZ) on its agreement to acquire a minority stake in Wishcard Technologies Group, the leading provider of B2C multi-brand gift vouchers and B2B gift cards in the DACH region. Besides EMZ, existing sponsor Oakley Capital as well as IK partners will also retain stakes in the company. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the terms of the transaction.

The Latham team was co-led by Munich corporate partner Burc Hesse and Frankfurt corporate partner Susanne Decker. Advice was also provided by Frankfurt corporate partner Sebastian Pauls with Munich corporate associates Corinna Freudenmacher, Chris Freitag, Philipp Gärtner, Manuel Schmutzler, and Frankfurt corporate associate Annika Bilics; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser with associate Viktoria Pfaff, on corporate/IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller with associate Daniela Jäger, on tax matters by Hamburg partner Verena Seevers and Munich partner Stefan Süß, on employment matters by Munich associate Kristina Hufnagel as well as on data privacy matters by Frankfurt associate Jonas Kraus.