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Rödl & Partner advises adviqo Group on its acquisition of Kang SAS in France


Berlin/Paris, 30 March 2020: Rödl & Partner advised adviqo Group, Europe's leading provider of live advice, in its acquisition of Kang SAS, an online platform for professional advice based in Paris, from Truffle Capital. With the addition of Kang to the adviqo Group of companies, the adviqo Group continues to deliver on its goal to become the world's leading provider of live advice services, especially in the areas of spiritual and esoteric advice. The transaction was completed on February 14, 2020.

In the course of the crossborder acquisition, adviqo Group was advised by a specialised international and interdisciplinary Rödl & Partner transaction team. Partner Audrey Benguira led the legal due diligence and the drafting of the SPA and general transaction assistance. Associate Partner Marcus Schmidbauer led the tax due diligence and coordinated the tax structuring. Associate Partner Maximilian Egger led the financial due diligence and advised on financial aspects of the SPA and the review of the closing accounts.


Kang will continue to operate out of Paris under the leadership of Kang's CEO, Nicolas Grumbach, who looks forward to a continued strong multi-market growth as part of the adviqo Group. "We have a fantastic team at Kang excited about helping adviqo accelerate its global expansion."


About adviqo Group

Berlin based adviqo Group was launched in 2000. The Group operates over 10 brands worldwide, serving hundreds of thousands of customers with its large offering of the highest quality advisors and omni-channel content. The adviqo Group is a portfolio company of AUCTUS Capital Partners. To learn more about the adviqo Group, please visit www.adviqo.com.


About Kang SAS

Operating from Paris, Kang SAS counts more than 500,000 users and 3,000 advice professionals on their websites. Kang also boasts a successful and seamlessly integrated network of online platforms in France, Italy and Spain. To learn more about Kang, please visit www.kang.fr.


Advisors to adviqo Group

Rödl & Partner France

Nicola Lohrey, Managing Partner (Corporate/M&A), Paris, project lead – Legal

Maximilian Egger, Associate Partner (Transaction Services), Paris – Financial

Valeriia Iezhova, Manager (Transaction Services), Paris – Financial

Alexander Seufert, Associate (Transaction Services), Paris – Financial

Maximilian Lennertz, Associate (Transaction Services), Paris – Financial

Audrey Benguira, Partner (Corporate/M&A), Paris – Legal

Céline Kammerer, Partner (Employment), Strasbourg – Legal

Sophie Reale, Senior Associate (Employment), Strasbourg – Legal

Julia Planty, Associate Partner (Commercial and trade law), Paris – Legal

Leila Benaissa (Data Protection), Paris – Legal

Marcus Schmidbauer, Associate Partner (Tax Law), Paris – Tax

Jean Seguineau, Senior Associate (Tax Law), Paris – Tax


Rödl & Partner Germany

Dr. Patrick Satish, Associate Partner (Tax Law), Nuremberg – Tax

Harald Reitze, Partner (Corporate/M&A), Nuremberg – Legal

Sebastian Dittrich, Partner (Corporate/M&A), Nuremberg – Legal


AUCTUS Capital Partners

Dr. Ingo Krocke, Managing Partner

Sven Wittmaack, Investment Professional

Roman Dobriakov, Analyst


Tarek Kessler, CEO

Bryan Leppi, Co-Founder, Managing Director

Tom Tews, CFO

Advisors to Truffle Capital

ALANTRA – M&A advisory

Franck Portais, Managing Partner

David Kieffer, Vice President

Paul Pluchet, Analyst

La Tour International – Legal

Stéphane Azria, Partner

Anne-Claire Lapointe, Associate

Advisors to the management

Villechenon – Legal

Morgan Hunault-Berret, Partner

Alexander Kotopoulis, Partner


Nicolas Grumbach, CEO

Laetitia Alcover, COO

Nicolas Schubhan, Technical Director

Stéphane Bittoun, CFO


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