Rödl & Partner advises Elkay Interior Systems on its expansion into European and Middle East markets


​Munich, 20 December 2019: Rödl & Partner advised Wisconsin, USA-based Elkay Interior Systems in the acquisition of Schloffer GmbH, an Austrian seating and décor company, and two related companies, Designed2Work and Designed2Work International. Through this acquisition, Elkay Interior Systems further expands its business and strengthens its position into the European and Middle East markets. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

A specialised international and interdisciplinary Rödl & Partner transaction team advised Elkay Interior Systems on all financial and tax transaction issues. In addition to the German Rödl & Partner team, colleagues of Rödl & Partner Austria have been involved into the process. Klaus-Martin Haussmann (Partner, Cologne) was supported by Matthias Zahn (Associate Partner, Munich) who coordinated the different work streams and was responsible for the financial due diligence. Dr. Andreas Baumann (Partner, Vienna) was responsible for the tax due diligence and tax structuring. Rödl & Partner’s Austrian cooperation partner PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG conducted the legal due diligence and the SPA negotiations.


About Schloffer GmbH

Schloffer GmbH is a global seating and décor company based in Austria, focusing on interior design and manufacturing for restaurant franchises. Schloffer GmbH is active in more than 60 countries worldwide and employs 40 people.


About Elkay Interior Systems

Elkay Interior Systems (EIS), headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, USA, is a provider of interior solutions to commercial establishments and is owned by privately held Elkay Manufacturing. EIS provides customers with design, branding, seating & décor solutions for the restaurant, retail, hospitality, and education markets.


Elkay Interior Systems’ advisors

Rödl & Partner Germany

Klaus-Martin Haussmann, Partner (Transaction Services), Cologne, Project Lead – Financial
Matthias Zahn, Associate Partner (Transaction Services), Munich, overall project management – Financial


Rödl & Partner Austria

Dr. Andreas Baumann, Partner (Tax Law), Vienna – Tax
Magister Christian Andre, Tax consultant (Tax Law), Vienna – Tax


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