Latham & Watkins has advised European private equity firm EMZ Partners (EMZ) on the acquisition of a significant stake in H&Z Unternehmensberatung (H&Z). Alongside EMZ, 120 employees of H&Z will invest in the Group, thus forming one of the largest employee participation programs in the management consulting industry in DACH.
Latham regularly advises EMZ and its portfolio companies on transactions, including the sale of its stake in the insurance broker ASSEPRO.
The Latham team was led by Munich partners Burc Hesse and Stephan Hufnagel, with associates Corinna Freudenmacher, Philipp Gärtner, Julian Glaub, and Lara Stelmach, with tax support by Hamburg partner Verena Seevers. Advice was also provided on IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller, with associate Daniela Jaeger; on antitrust matters by partner Max Hauser, with associate Nicolas Jung; on data privacy matters by counsel Wolf-Tassilo Böhm and associate Jonas Kraus; on compliance matters by Hamburg counsel Stefan Bartz; on regulatory matters by Frankfurt associate Alexander Wilhelm; on real estate matters by Frankfurt associate Marie-Christine Welp; on employment matters by Munich associate Martina Hölzer; and on finance matters by Munich associate Jannis Strotmann.