Die PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Aktiengesellschaft Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) hat gemeinsam mit der Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (Menold Bezler) die Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH bei ihrer Restrukturierung umfassend rechtlich beraten. Im Rahmen der Restrukturierung erwarb ein Family Office eine 80 %-ige Mehrheitsbeteiligung an der inhabergeführten Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH von deren Altgesellschaftern. In diesem Zuge löste das Family Office auch existierende Gesellschafterdarlehen und umfangreiche Bankdarlehen der Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH sowie diverser Tochtergesellschaften ab.



PwC Legal and Menold Bezler advise Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH on comprehensive restructuring process

Düsseldorf, June 7th 2018.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Aktiengesellschaft Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (Menold Bezler) together provided Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH with comprehensive advice on all aspects of its corporate restructuring measures. In the course of the restructuring, a Family Office acquired an 80% majority holding in owner-run Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH from its former shareholders. In the course of this transaction, the Family Office also discharged existing shareholder loans as well as substantial bank loans taken out by Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH and several of its subsidiaries.

The legal measures and negotiations for the entire M&A transaction were overseen by PwC Legal Stuttgart. In addition to the structuring of the transaction itself and the contractual negotiations, the PwC network also carried out legal due diligence procedures at Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH’s foreign subsidiaries in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Ukraine.

Menold Bezler supervised the financial reorganisation of the entire Mayer-Kuvert-Group. This included the preparation and implementation of an insolvency plan procedure under self-administration at the subsidiary BlessOf GmbH & Co. KG. In addition, Menold Bezler performed the legal due diligence at the German companies within the Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH group. With more than 35 companies in 18 countries, Mayer-Kuvert-network is Europe’s largest envelope manufacturer. The group produces almost 20 million envelopes every year on the company’s 136 roller- and 59 flat-sheet machines. The Mayer-Kuvert-network group has around 1,750 employees across Europe. The purchasers are from the immediate circle of the Schwarz Group, Neckarsulm.

Advisors to Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH:

PwC Legal (Stuttgart): Dr. Steffen Schniepp (Lead Partner), Dr. Minkus Fischer, Dr. Thomas Wenninger, Axel Rinnert, Karsten Horch, Helena Schoch, Stephan Schaal (all Corporate / M&A, all Stuttgart) and Andreas Kupsch (Corporate / M&A, Munich).

PwC (Stuttgart): Manuela Guth, Thorsten Holt (all Tax, all Stuttgart).

Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (Stuttgart): Dr. Frank Schäffler (Lead Partner), Felix Rebel and Jost Rudersdorf (M&A), Steffen Follner (Financing / M&A), Jochen Sedlitz and Dr. Jasmin Urlaub (in the course of the insolvency plan proceedings for BlessOf GmbH & Co. KG), Dr. Steffen Kircher, L.L.M. (Real Estate), Dr. Alexandra Kierner (Commercial), Robert Elhardt (Employment Law), Stefan Messmer and Dr. Jochen Bernhardt (Antitrust).

For further information, please contact:

Sven Humann PwC-Press Department Tel.: (0211) 981 – 21 88 E-mail:

Franziska Jandl Menold Bezler Press Department Tel.:0711 / 687 30 28 e-Mail:

About PwC Legal: PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Aktiengesellschaft Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft has more than 230 lawyers working at 17 offices across Germany. In cooperation with other departments at PricewaterhouseCoopers Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, such as auditing and auditing-related services departments (Assurance), (Tax) as well as Deals and Consulting (Advisory), PwC provides interdisciplinary legal advice. Established professional expertise combined with a practical oriented financial understanding are the hallmarks of our work. PwC Legal is part of the global PwC Legal Network, which has more than 3,200 legal professionals in 90 countries.

About PwC:

PwC’s declared objective is to foster social trust and find solutions to fundamental problems. More than 236,000 employees in 158 countries work towards attaining this goal, providing quality sector-specific solutions in assurance, tax and advisory services. The name PwC refers to the PwC-Network and/or one or more of its legally independent member companies. For further details, visit

About Menold Bezler: Menold Bezler is one of Germany's leading medium-sized commercial law firms - with over 90 professionals based in Stuttgart. It advises both private companies and the public sector in all aspects of business law: from employment, corporate, competition and antitrust law to energy and real estate law, as well as environmental and planning law and public procurement law. The firm assists clients in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, financing and capital market transactions as well as restructuring, reorganization and succession planning. The Juve Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms published by Juve Publishing, Cologne, counts Menold Bezler among the top 30 commercial law firms in Germany. For more information, please visit

Experts: Dr. Frank Schäffler, Felix Rebel, Jost Rudersdorf, Steffen Follner, Jochen Sedlitz, Dr. Jasmin Urlaub, Dr. Alexandra Kierner, Robert Elhardt, Dr. Stefan Meßmer, Dr. Jochen Bernhard, Maître en droit, Marc Ehrmann, LL.M., Dr. Elisabeth Mielke, LL.M., Dr. Axel Klumpp

Areas of practice: Insolvency Administration / Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, Employment Law, Antitrust Law, Commercial and distribution law, Information Technology and Internet Law, Intellectual Property, Competition, Copyright and Media Law, Corporate law

Sectors and Solutions: Reorganisation and Restructuring