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Nexia Ebner Stolz

The Firm

Ebner Stolz advises NOPPIES/Vendis Capital on the acquisition of Alvi

  • With the ac­qui­si­tion of Alvi, NOP­PIES adds the mar­ket lea­ding baby slee­ping pro­ducts brand in Ger­many to its port­fo­lio
  • The Alvi com­pany is the first Ger­man ac­qui­si­tion in Ven­dis’ cur­rent in­vest­ment fund
  • Be­side fi­nan­cial and tax due di­li­gence sup­port Eb­ner Stolz pro­vi­ded SAP-Ad­vice and tax struc­tu­ring sup­port
Ham­burg, 12. Fe­bru­ary 2018 - An Eb­ner Stolz tran­sac­tion team has ad­vi­sed the Bel­gium PE in­ves­tor Ven­dis Ca­pi­tal on the ac­qui­si­tion of the Ger­man Alvi. Eb­ner Stolz pro­vi­ded fi­nan­cial and tax due di­li­gence sup­port as well as SPA-ad­vice and tax struc­tu­ring.

NOP­PIES, which was ac­qui­red by Ven­dis Ca­pi­tal in May 2016, de­ve­lops and mar­kets spe­cia­li­sed ma­ter­nity wear and baby clot­hing un­der the NOP­PIES, Queen Mum, IMPS&ELFS and Su­per­mom brands. All this to build and sup­port the stra­tegy of pro­vi­ding con­fi­dence and joy for mums and mums-to-be.
 
With the ac­qui­si­tion of Alvi, NOP­PIES adds the mar­ket lea­ding baby slee­ping pro­ducts brand in Ger­many to its port­fo­lio. Alvi is a he­ri­tage brand and of­fers a full as­sort­ment in the baby slee­ping seg­ment, in­clu­ding slee­ping bags, bed­ding and tex­ti­les. The Alvi com­pany is the first Ger­man ac­qui­si­tion in Ven­dis’ cur­rent in­vest­ment fund.

Anne-Gien Haan, CEO of NOP­PIES: “Alvi is a strong he­ri­tage brand known for its high-qua­lity baby slee­ping pro­ducts, and as a re­sult has a mar­ket lea­ding po­si­tion in its seg­ment in the Ger­man mar­ket. We are very plea­sed to com­bine our forces and are con­fi­dent that our busi­nes­ses will be mu­tually rein­for­cing and the­re­fore can achieve ac­ce­le­ra­ted growth to­ge­ther. Com­bi­ned, we can in­vest more in our brands, be­ne­fit from mu­tually rein­for­cing as­sort­ments and a best in class multi-chan­nel of­fe­ring th­roug­hout Eu­rope and beyond.”
 
Team Eb­ner Stolz: Mar­kus Schmal (Pro­ject Part­ner), Achim Rich­ter (Pro­ject Lea­der, FDD, SPA-Ad­vice), Alex­an­der Roocks (Fi­nan­cial Due Di­li­gence) as well as Dr. Mar­kus Emm­rich (Tax Part­ner) and Kai Früch­te­nicht (Tax Due Di­li­gence, Tax Struc­tu­ring, SPA-Ad­vice)

Team Ne­xia part­ner Ad­vicero Tax Sp. z o.o. (sup­port tax due di­li­gence in Po­land): Ka­tar­zyna Klim­kie­wicz-De­plano (Part­ner) and Sławo­mir Pa­te­juk (Tax Di­rec­tor)

Press Contact

Dr. Ul­rike Höreth
Eb­ner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel.  +49 711 2049-1371
ul­rike.hoereth@eb­ner­stolz.de

Corporate Contact

Mar­kus Schmal
Eb­ner Stolz
Lud­wig-Er­hard-Straße 1
20459 Ham­burg
Tel.  +49 40 37097-175
mar­kus.schmal@eb­ner­stolz.de

Achim Rich­ter
Eb­ner Stolz
Lud­wig-Er­hard-Straße 1
20459 Ham­burg
Tel.  +49 40 37097-338
achim.rich­ter@eb­ner­stolz.de

About Ebner Stolz

Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest in­de­pen­dent mid-si­zed MDP firms in Ger­many and is among the Top Ten wi­thin this sec­tor. The firm has de­ca­des of in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence in au­diting, tax ad­vice, le­gal ad­vice, and cor­po­rate con­sul­ting. More than 1,300 em­ployees in all ma­jor Ger­man ci­ties and busi­ness cen­ters of­fer a broad range of ser­vices ba­sed on a multi-di­sci­pli­nary ap­proach. With around 100 em­ployees, Eb­ner Stolz Cor­po­rate Fi­nance ser­vice line is a key area of Eb­ner Stolz ser­vice port­fo­lio, which is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by a mar­ket lea­ding po­si­tion in the seg­ment for SME tran­sac­tions. In ad­di­tion to mid-cap cli­ents, Eb­ner Stolz ad­vi­ses also nu­me­rous pri­vate equity firms and fa­mily of­fices on both do­mestic and cross-bor­der tran­sac­tions.
 
Cross-bor­der au­diting and con­sul­ting as­si­gn­ments are car­ried out with part­ners of Ne­xia In­ter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s lea­ding net­works of in­de­pen­dent con­sul­ting and au­diting firms. Ne­xia has more than 650 of­fices in more than 115 coun­tries.

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