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WFW advises The Riverside Company on the exit of its investment in Rameder

16 January 2015

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Global private equity firm The Riverside Company (“Riverside”) instructed Watson Farley Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, to advise on the sale of its investment in Rameder Anhängerkupplungen und Autoteile GmbH (“Rameder”) to Munich-based private equity house Findos Investor.

Riverside invested in Rameder, a German online retailer of tow-bars, automotive carrier systems and related accessories, in 2011 to help the company strengthen its market position in the DACH region and expand across Europe. At that time WFW advised Riverside on the acquisition of Rameder and the firm later advised Rameder on the add-on acquisition of Bertelshofer GmbH & Co. KG, a German online retailer of tow-bars and auto parts.

The WFW team was led by partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger (Corporate, Munich). He was supported by partner Verena Scheibe (Tax, Hamburg) and associates Marcel Nurk, Dr. Zuzana Meinecke Fábry (both Corporate, Munich), Dr. Henrik Lay (Tax, Hamburg), Daniel Hiemer (Tax, Munich), Dr. Wichard von Hoff and Dr. Paul-Vincent Hahn (both Banking & Finance, Hamburg).

WFW partner Dr. Simon Preisenberger said: “After advising our long-standing client Riverside on their investment in Rameder and the subsequent acquisition of Bertelshofer, we are pleased to have again supported Riverside on the successful exit of this investment.”