Through their holding company Exchange Bio GmbH, Mr. and Mrs. Sander acquired 25.1% of the Vapiano Group.
Vapiano was founded in 2003 and has created, through a combination of Fast Casual and Casual Dining elements, its innovative “Fresh Casual” concept as a new and successful category in the hospitality market. The concept was honored by numerous awards. The group currently operates 28 restaurants in Germany and shows significant growth rates, particularly abroad.
Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff, corporate partner at Orrick Hölters & Elsing in Düsseldorf, advised the Vapiano shareholders in this transaction. Stuart Goldfarb from Orrick’s New York office rendered advice with regard to U.S.-American aspects.
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