Court confirms insolvency plan for horticulture and landscaping business Gzimi
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Court confirms insolvency plan for horticulture and landscaping business Gzimi

20 September 2022 · München · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The Local Court of Munich has confirmed the insolvency plan submitted in mid-September in the insolvency proceedings for Gzimi Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH based in Olching. The creditors had already previously approved the insolvency plan solution. All closing conditions have now also been met. Accordingly, it will soon be possible to terminate the proceedings. Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH is the insolvency administrator for the proceedings.

All 75 or so jobs at the Olching site have been saved thanks to the strategy for the future that has now been drawn up. Included in the insolvency plan is a new ownership structure, with the renowned idverde Group having acquired all equity interests as an investor.

PLUTA restructuring expert Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt said, “The confirmation of the plan gives the horticulture business a new future. The employees and all involved have actively supported us during the proceedings. I would especially like to thank the Local Court of Munich for setting an early date for the discussion and voting meeting. As a result of the close cooperation, the proceedings can be terminated as planned. This has been important to maintaining the timetable for rescuing the company.”

Attorney Mr Wolfgang Bernhardt, who provided operational support to the insolvency administrator, emphasised, “We could not have achieved this very good outcome without the support of all parties to the proceedings. The jobs have been saved and we expect a double-digit recovery rate for the creditors – a higher-than-average dividend.” Experts Mr Thomas Klöckner and Mr Michael George of law firm LECON RESTRUKTURIERUNG were commissioned to draw up and implement the insolvency plan.

Well-known investor

The new investor, the idverde Group, is a leading provider of horticulture and landscaping services throughout Europe. idverde achieved sales of EUR 800 million in 2020 and the Group currently employs more than 8,000 people.

Gzimi Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH itself is one of the biggest landscapers for large-scale projects in Bavaria. The company recently recorded operating performance of almost EUR 40 million. Several municipal organisations and local authorities in the surrounding area are customers.

Gzimi filed for insolvency in early April 2022. Following this, the Local Court of Munich ordered provisional insolvency proceedings and appointed Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as provisional administrator. The horticulture and landscaping business remained fully operational. For example, Gzimi still carried out more than 20 major projects for various customers as planned. On 8 July 2022, the proceedings were opened and Mr Willrodt was appointed insolvency administrator.

PLUTA expert

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht, Executive M.B.A.-HSG

Wolfgang Bernhardt

Wolfgang Bernhardt
Rechtsanwalt, Diplom-Kaufmann

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