Latham & Watkins has advised Partners Group, a global private markets firm, on the divestment of Hofmann Menü Holdings GmbH (HOFMANNs), a leading German supplier of tailored frozen catering systems. The acquiring party is Compass Group Deutschland GmbH, a communal catering provider and part of the globally renowned contract food service corporation, Compass Group PLC. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
The Latham team was led by Munich partner Burc Hesse and Munich/Frankfurt partner Sebastian Pauls, with associates Chris Freitag and Lena Hummel. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Munich partner Stefan Süß, with associate Johannes Lieb; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser, with associates Judith Jacop and Nicolas Jung; on IP matters by partner Susan Kempe-Mueller; on regulatory matters by counsel Joachim Grittmann and associate Alexander Wilhelm; on real estate matters by counsel Sven Nickel; on employment matters by Munich counsel Florian Dehmel and associate Martina Hölzer; and on finance matters by associate Julia Bräuer.