GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ advises C.H. Guenther & Son on the acquisition of Wback

18 January 2019

GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ advised food manufacturer C.H. Guenther & Son, Texas, USA on German merger control regarding the acquisition of industrial bakery Wback, Bönen, Germany. Wback produces soft rolls especially for burgers in plants in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. The company's main customers include Burger King.

The soft roll specialist founded by Peter Wendeln in the district of Unna in 2003 was acquired in 2013 by the Frankfurt holding company Halder, which now sold Wback to C.H. Guenther & Son.

C.H. Guenther & Son (CHG) was founded in 1851 by the German emigrant Carl Hilmar Guenther. The company, which has about 3,500 employees, has production facilities in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Belgium. Last spring, the investment company Pritzker Private Capital Partners (PPC Partners) acquired the family business.

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Kirkland & Ellis (Munich):
Dr Benjamin Leyendecker, Dr Thomas Krawitz (both partner corporate/M&A), Dr Oded Schein (partner tax law), Sarah Jordan, Thomas Wilson (both partner competition, London), Benjamin Clinger, Adam Wexner (both partner M&A/Private Equity, Chicago), Michelle Kilkenny, Katie Bolanowski (both partner Debt Finance, Chicago), AlexandraFarmer (partner environmental law, Washington), Greta-Josefin Harnisch (associate corporate/M&A), Dr Samuel Frommelt (associate corporate/M&A), Daniel Hiemer (associate tax law), Dr Katharina Hohmann (associate financing), Carolyn Aiken (associate debt finance, Chicago), Aaron Newell (associate environmental law, Washington)

Dr Markus Wirtz, Dr Silke Möller (both partner), Dr Marc Heltemes (associate) – all competition


GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ is a highly specialized German boutique law firm practicing in the fields of corporate and competition law with currently 27 attorneys. The Düsseldorf-based law firm advises national and international clients in corporate and competition law. In three consecutive years the law firm received one of the prestigious JUVE Awards (2012 for competition law, 2013 as Best Law Firm of the West as well as 2014 for corporate law) and was nominated for last year's JUVE Award "Law Firm of the Year".

The press release is available for download here: GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ advises C.H. Guenther & Son on the acquisition of Wback

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