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Allgaier site’s future secured for number of years

26 February 2024 · Stuttgart · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Michael Pluta had good news at a staff meeting today regarding the Allgaier Automotive GmbH site in Uhingen. The restructuring expert has held positive discussions with automakers in recent months and will soon conclude an agreement for the next two years that will secure the future of the main site of Allgaier, an automotive supplier, in Uhingen in the ongoing insolvency proceedings.

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PLUTA team achieves solution for packaging and print service providers up packaging and updruck

23 February 2024 · Hanover · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Restructuring experts Mr Ingo Thurm and Mr Torsten Gutmann from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH have announced positive news: follow-up solutions have been achieved in the insolvency proceedings for up packaging GmbH and sister company Unger & Pauselius Ihre Drucker GmbH (‘updruck’). Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co. KG based in Belm is set to acquire both companies by way of an asset deal. In addition to the two locations in Hamelin, all 35 jobs will therefore also be saved.

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Real estate project developer INTERBODEN seeks investor

22 February 2024 · Düsseldorf · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The INTERBODEN Group has launched the process of finding an investor. The family-run real estate project developer based in Ratingen has been involved in insolvency proceedings with several companies since early February, a process aimed at achieving the sustainable realignment of the group as a whole.

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PLUTA attorney Dr Kaufmann appointed provisional administrator for care service provider Up Visite

22 February 2024 · Aurich · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Ambulanter Pflegedienst Up Visite GmbH, an outpatient care service provider, filed for insolvency on 16 February 2024. The Local Court of Aurich, as the competent court, then appointed attorney Dr Christian Kaufmann from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional insolvency administrator. The care service provider based in Krummhörn remains fully operational.

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KLiNGEL brand Meyermode passes to the Popken Fashion Group

21 February 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The Meyermode brand has been sold to the Popken Fashion Group with effect from 15 February 2024. Following the MIAMODA and HAPPYsize brands, this is already the third brand sold by K - Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG to this well-known and internationally experienced investor. The creditors’ committee has unanimously approved the transaction.

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Automotive supplier Kurt Erxleben to reposition itself

21 February 2024 · Wildeshausen · Business Area Restructuring

Kurt Erxleben GmbH & Co. KG, a leading supplier of formed parts to the automotive industry, is planning to reposition itself under debtor-in-possession restructuring proceedings. Those responsible submitted the corresponding application to the Local Court of Delmenhorst, which assented to the application and ordered provisional debtor-in-possession proceedings on 19 February 2024.

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PLUTA restructuring expert Daniel Barth appointed provisional administrator for feiermeier

20 February 2024 · Nuremberg · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The sole proprietorship known under the brand name feiermeier has filed for insolvency. On 19 February 2024, the Local Court of Nuremberg appointed attorney Mr Daniel Barth from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional insolvency administrator.

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KLiNGEL subsidiary IMPRESSIONEN passes to the Witt Group

19 February 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The KLiNGEL Group has sold the IMPRESSIONEN brand to the Witt Group, which just recently acquired the Wenz brand. The creditors’ committee has already unanimously approved the sale. Antitrust clearance is still pending.

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PLUTA attorney Florian Martin Schiller to keep Vitaminmarkt Staufenhof OHG operational

19 February 2024 · Singen · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Vitaminmarkt Staufenhof OHG, based in Hilzingen in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, has filed for insolvency. Following this, on 13 February 2024, the Local Court of Constance ordered provisional insolvency proceedings and appointed Mr Florian Martin Schiller from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional administrator.

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PLUTA partner Steffen Beck appointed provisional administrator for interior decorator TTL

16 February 2024 · Stuttgart · Business Area Insolvency Administration

TTL OP GmbH has filed for insolvency. Yesterday, the Local Court of Aalen then ordered provisional insolvency administration for the assets of the interior decorator with its 27 branches in southern Germany and appointed Mr Steffen Beck from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional administrator.

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Tenth KLiNGEL brand sale completed: Wenz to be acquired by the Witt Group

8 February 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The KLiNGEL Group has successfully completed its tenth brand sale and thus clinched a special transaction. The renowned Witt Group, an Otto Group company, will acquire the well-known Wenz brand and the domain, probably with effect from the beginning of March. The creditors’ committee has unanimously approved the transaction. Approval of the transaction by the antitrust authorities is still pending. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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PLUTA attorney Christian Heim sells Dankwardt site in Jessenitz

5 February 2024 · Hamburg · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Christian Heim from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH managed to sell the property and parts of the machinery at the Dankwardt site in Jessenitz last week. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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PLUTA restructuring expert Stefan Meyer appointed provisional administrator for SD Automotive

2 February 2024 · Osnabrück · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Management of well-known automotive supplier SD Automotive Solutions GmbH, based in Georgsmarienhütte, filed for insolvency with the Local Court of Osnabrück on 31 January 2024. The reasons for this included high losses in sales that can be attributed to decisions taken by customers (car manufacturers/OEMs) involving the termination of series production contracts, a reduction in release orders and the postponement of new projects. This sales shortfall of several million euros inevitably resulted in liquidity problems that could not be compensated for in the short term outside of insolvency proceedings.

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KLiNGEL sells its well-known health brand WELLSANA to the GÖDE Group

1 February 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The KLiNGEL Gruppe has announced its next brand sale. A company that is part of the renowned GÖDE Group will acquire health brand WELLSANA, including its domain and warehouse, effective 1 February 2024. The creditors’ committee has unanimously approved the transaction.

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Bayreuth Tigers to continue to fulfil its fixtures

31 January 2024 · Bayreuth · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Peter Roeger from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH has announced positive news in the insolvency proceedings for Bayreuth Tigers Eishockey GmbH: the men’s ice hockey team’s home game on 4 February can go ahead as planned at the artificial ice stadium in Bayreuth. The next away game on 2 February will also take place. At this time, the team is also very likely to fulfil all remaining fixtures in the regular season. The last game is scheduled for 25 February. Under the terms of the statutes of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB), the team will, however, not be able to take part in the play-offs.

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PLUTA attorneys Dr Rigol and Dr Werner support GFO with acquisition of Hilden hospital

30 January 2024 · Cologne · Business Area Legal Consulting

St. Josefs Krankenhaus, a hospital in Hilden, has succeeded in beginning the year with a fresh start. Having been involved in debtor-in-possession insolvency proceedings, it has now been acquired by Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft der Franziskanerinnen zu Olpe mbH (GFO). Insolvency expert Dr Ruth Rigol and M&A specialist Dr Norman Werner from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH advised GFO management on the transaction and are supporting the hospital’s integration into the GFO network at this time.

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Gehri bakery insolvency to be continued as regular proceedings

29 January 2024 · Singen · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The Local Court of Freiburg today ordered regular insolvency proceedings for the assets of Gehri Hochschwarzwälder Bauernbrotbäckerei GmbH & Co. KG and appointed Mr Florian Schiller from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as insolvency administrator. Accordingly, the proceedings conducted under debtor-in-possession management to date will be continued as regular insolvency proceedings. Mr Schiller had previously acted as insolvency monitor for the bakery.

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PLUTA attorney Peter Roeger appointed provisional administrator for Bayreuth Tigers Eishockey GmbH

26 January 2024 · Bayreuth · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Bayreuth Tigers Eishockey GmbH has filed for insolvency. By its decision taken on 26 January 2024, the Local Court of Bayreuth ordered provisional insolvency proceedings and appointed Mr Peter Roeger from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional administrator.

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PLUTA expert Frank Schorisch appointed provisional administrator for Familie Gärtner retirement home

25 January 2024 · Bielefeld · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Seniorenheim Familie Gärtner GmbH has filed for insolvency. On 19 January 2024, the Local Court of Bielefeld ordered provisional administration for the care provider’s assets and appointed Mr Frank Schorisch from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional insolvency administrator.

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Investor sought for TRAMAG

24 January 2024 · Fürth · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Patrick Meyerle from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH has launched the process of finding an investor for TRAMAG Transformatorenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. By its decision taken on 3 January 2024, the Local Court of Fürth ordered provisional insolvency proceedings for the company’s assets and appointed the attorney as provisional administrator.

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PLUTA M&A team advises selling party on sale of shares in Porzner Steine & Erden GmbH

17 January 2024 · Munich · Business Area Legal Consulting

M&A experts at PLUTA have advised Mr Johannes Porzner, a shareholder in Porzner Steine & Erden GmbH based in Zapfendorf, on the sale of his 50% stake. The shares have been acquired by Lenz, Ziegler, Reifenscheid GmbH & Co. KG in Kitzingen.

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GOLDNER buys Alba Moda brand from the KLiNGEL Group

17 January 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The KLiNGEL Group has concluded the sale of another well-known fashion brand. Alba Moda GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the group, has sold its Alba Moda brand as well as customer addresses and inventories to the GOLDNER Fashion Group. The transaction will take effect on 1 February 2024.

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KLiNGEL sells long-standing jewellery brand DiEMER to the GÖDE Group

15 January 2024 · Pforzheim · Business Area Restructuring

The new year has begun with the next brand sale under the KLiNGEL Group’s debtor-in-possession proceedings. A company that is part of the renowned GÖDE Group is set to acquire DiEMER, a long-standing jewellery brand. Effective 1 February 2024, K - Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG will sell the brand as well as the domains, customer addresses and warehouse to the international group. The creditors’ committee has unanimously approved the transaction.

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Weller to continue operating – Michael Pluta appointed provisional insolvency administrator

9 January 2024 · Stuttgart · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Apparate- und Behälterbau Weller GmbH made an application to the Local Court of Heilbronn for the opening of insolvency proceedings for its assets. By its decision taken on 29 December 2023, the court ordered provisional insolvency administration and appointed restructuring expert Mr Michael Pluta from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional administrator. Despite having filed for insolvency, the mechanical engineering firm based in Bühlertann remains fully operational.

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Signa Sports United Group: Future solution agreed for Tennis-Point

8 January 2024 · Business Area Insolvency Administration

A future solution has been found for the tennis equipment supplier Tennis-Point, which is part of the Signa Sports United Group (SSU): a consortium of investors led by the financial investor Orlando Capital V and including company founder and current Managing Director Christian Miele will acquire and continue the business of the internationally active e-commerce company. The investors concluded a corresponding agreement with the insolvency administrator of Tennis-Point GmbH, lawyer Dr Christian Gerloff, for the acquisition of the company's assets.
The consortium has also entered into negotiations with the insolvency administrator of Signa Sports United GmbH, lawyer Stefan Meyer, on the acquisition of the interests in the sales companies in France and the USA (share deal) and reached a verbal agreement. The results are currently being finalised in writing and are expected to be formally finalised today.

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No investor for fashion retailer Rübsamen

8 January 2024 · Augsburg · Business Area Insolvency Administration

It has not been possible to find an investor for the Rübsamen Group. Unfortunately, the fashion retailer is unable to continue operating on a lasting and profitable basis without such. The decision has therefore been taken to close Textilhaus Rübsamen GmbH & Co. KG and the group’s other two companies. The main store in Augsburg will remain open until the end of April 2024.

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Publisher Harenberg examines possible options for buchreport

2 January 2024 · Cologne · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The Local Court of Cologne opened insolvency proceedings for the assets of Harenberg GmbH on 1 January 2024. Attorney Mr Stefan Conrads from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH was appointed insolvency administrator, having previously acted as provisional administrator. The company, which has been publishing the well-known buchreport magazine for more than 50 years, filed for insolvency due to liquidity problems.

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