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Kirkland & Ellis Advises Gilde Buy Out Partners on Sale of Hofmann Menü

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of Hofmann Menü Manufaktur group to the existing management team and Partners Group.  Hofmann Menü is a leading German provider of customized cook and freeze products to small business canteens and social organizations such as retirement homes, hospitals and schools. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
 
Kirkland’s Munich-based team was led by corporate partner Volker Kullmann, and included corporate partners Dr. Christian Zuleger and Nicole Schlatter, tax partner Dr. Oded Schein and corporate associate Sylvia Strumpler.
 
About Gilde Buy Out Partners
Gilde Buy Out Partners is a leading European private equity investor for mid-market transactions with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France. It manages funds in excess of €2 billion and has majority shareholdings in Eismann, Spandex, Powerlines, TMC, HG International, Gamma Holding, Teleplan and Plukon Food Group, amongst others.
 
About Hofmann Menü
Hofmann Menü is a leading German provider of customized cook and freeze products to small business canteens and social organizations such as retirement homes, hospitals and schools. Hofmann Menu also offers its customers the complete range of services such as catering, nutritional consulting and quality management. Hofmann Menü has three production facilities and seven distribution centers in Germany and Austria and counts 1,000 employees. 

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex private equity, corporate, restructuring and tax, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration matters. The Firm has offices in Munich, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. The Munich office consists of approximately 35 attorneys who focus primarily on private equity and mergers and acquisitions, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition financing and tax.