KLiNGEL subsidiary IMPRESSIONEN passes to the Witt Group
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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.

IMPRESSIONEN Versand GmbH, which has been a subsidiary of the KLiNGEL Group since 2017, has been involved in debtor-in-possession restructuring proceedings since May 2023. The company, a well-known player in its industry, had offered customers trend products in the fashion, living and decoration segments through its own online shop. IMPRESSIONEN, like the KLiNGEL parent company, ceased operating in late January 2024. The mail-order retail business is being supported in the proceedings by restructuring firm PLUTA. The insolvency monitor is attorney Mr Martin Mucha from GRUB BRUGGER, a law firm operating throughout Germany.

Witt Group acquires second KLiNGEL brand

The Witt Group is focused on women over 50. With eight retail brands and 22 online shops in Germany, Europe and the US as well as some 110 stores and more than 3,700 employees, the company is one of the largest textile retail groups in this market segment.

The Witt Group only recently added Wenz to its portfolio and is now further expanding this to include IMPRESSIONEN, having acquired the fashion and living brand and its domain. The group is thereby increasing its target market and supporting its growth in the living segment in particular. Mr Patrick Boos, CEO of the Witt Group, is pleased with the integration of the IMPRESSIONEN brand: “Our goal is to strengthen and expand in the living segment in addition to the area of fashion. We are confident that our acquisition of the IMPRESSIONEN brand will make a significant contribution to this.”

PLUTA restructuring expert Mr Marcus Katholing, acting as KLiNGEL managing director, said, “We have been able to sell another brand. This is a great achievement, and primarily attributable to the team. I am pleased that IMPRESSIONEN has been acquired by an experienced corporation like the Witt Group.” In addition to Mr Marcus Katholing, who acted as managing director of IMPRESSIONEN during the proceedings, support was provided by, among others, PLUTA attorneys Dr Oliver Liersch and Mr Ingo Thurm based in Hanover and Mr Stefan Warmuth based in Ulm.

K - Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG, the KLiNGEL Group’s main company headquartered in Pforzheim, has been involved in debtor-in-possession insolvency proceedings since May 2023. The business continued to operate and accept orders until late January 2024. Since then, the group has stopped selling products to customers. Employees will handle returns and service requests over the coming months. In parallel, the group will sell its remaining fixed assets.

PLUTA expert

Dr. Oliver Liersch

Dr. Oliver Liersch
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht, Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

Ingo Thurm

Ingo Thurm
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht


Stefan Warmuth
Rechtsanwalt, Diplom-Kaufmann, Steuerberater

PLUTA press contact

Patrick Sutter
relatio PR

+49 89 210 257-22

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