Unification of HEROLD and Dogado GmbH by the European Directories group – Global Legal Chronicle
Allen & Overy advised the European Directories Group on the transaction.
European Directories Group (“EDSA”), a holding company of Triton Fund III, unified its 100% owned Austrian group company, Herold Business Data GmbH (“HEROLD”) and its majority owned subsidiary dogado GmbH (“dogado” ), based in Dortmund. In this context, dogado will take over all of the capital of HEROLD. The transaction is expected to close in February.
Dogado, a digital co-owned company based in Germany and Austria, now provides more than 260,000 customers with web hosting, domains and cloud solutions. HEROLD supports over 45,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Austria with its website services, which include fully managed websites as well as marketing services such as search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns. digital advertising (SEA). The unification of HEROLD and dogado creates a leading provider of websites and online marketing services for SMEs in Austria with a unique strategic position in the digital market.
The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr Markus Käpplinger (Picture) and also included counsel Dr Roman Kasten and senior partner Robert Jochim (all Corporate / M & A / Private Equity, all Frankfurt).
Remunerator of the costs involved: Robert Jochim – Allen & Overy; Markus Käpplinger – Allen & Overy; Roman Kasten – Allen & Overy;
Law firms: Allen & Overy;
Customer base : EDSA European directories;