Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Metro AG in the process of signing the acquisition of D. u. E. GÜNTHER GmbH, Hermann Großküchentechnik GmbH, and Siller & Laar Großküchentechnik GmbH

About the transaction

The Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory team (“Deloitte”) in Munich, led by Markus Schwenke (Managing Director) and supported by Mareen Meiswinkel, successfully advised Metro AG (the “Company” or “Metro”), in the process of signing the acquisition with D. u. E. GÜNTHER GmbH, Hermann Großküchentechnik GmbH, and Siller & Laar Großküchentechnik GmbH (“Target”).

The acquisition will give better access to hotel chains, large canteens, and community catering companies. The Targets are established players in the wholesale and retail trade. The founders of the Targets strongly support this development path.

Deloitte’s in-depth knowledge of the consumer sector and first-class execution capabilities emphasize its competence to complete a complex and time-critical transaction successfully. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Deloitte provided extensive support during the preparation phase, due diligence phase and contract negotiations, including the communication with and management of relevant stakeholders, ultimately leading to a favorable outcome for Metro.

About Metro AG

Metro AG is a listed group of wholesale companies. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, the Group employs more than 97,000 people in 678 stores worldwide, most of them in Germany. In Germany, the company mainly operates the Metro Cash & Carry stores.

About Deloitte – Corporate Finance Advisory

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