15 August 2019
Bank Schilling & Co Aktiengesellschaft, a German stock corporation, signed a framework agreement for the sale of significant parts of its banking business to Merkur Bank KGaA on Tuesday evening. The international law firm Taylor Wessing has provided legal advice to Bank Schilling on the sale with a team led by Frankfurt based partners Dr. Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann and Michael Sinhart. The banking business is hived-down and transferred to Merkur Bank in the course of a complex carve-out structure. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019. To finance the transaction, Merkur Bank will carry out a capital increase with subscription rights and a capital increase against contribution in kind of part of the purchase price claim, as well as issue two bonds.
Bank Schilling & Co AG, founded in 1923, is a family-owned private bank headquartered in Hammelburg, Lower Franconia. It has 16 branches and four offices in Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westfalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia, Bank Schilling is particularly active in the private customer business and bond trading. All business segments are to continue in the future, all existing employment contracts will be taken over.
With total assets of more than € 2 billion following the acquisition of Bank Schilling's banking business, Merkur Bank will be one of the largest owner-managed German banks.
Legal Advisor Bank Schilling & Co AGTaylor Wessing Germany: Lead: Lars-Gerrit Lüßmann (Partner) and Michael Sinhart (Partner), both Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt, Dr. Volker Baas (Partner, Regulatory), Claus Goedecke (Partner, Banking&Finance), Ulrich Reers (Partner, Corporate/Capital Markets), Svenja-Ariane Maucher (Partner, Technology, Media and Telecommunications), Dr. Martin Bartlik (Partner, Real Estate) all Frankfurt, Bert Kimpel (Partner, Tax), Stephan Manuel Nagel (Partner, Antitrust) both Dusseldorf, Dr. Sebastian Beyer (Salary Partner, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Dr. Lea Maria Siering (Salary Partner, Regulatory, Berlin) Jan Grawe (Salary Partner, Employment, Pensions & Mobility, Frankfurt), Brigitte Su-Lin Sommer (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Li Alena Oppenauer (Associate, Corporate/M&A), David Becker (Associate, Corporate/M&A) all Frankfurt, Konstantin Schrader (Associate, Competition, EU & Trade, Hamburg), Till Otto (Associate, Regulatory, Frankfurt), Carolin Schneider (Associate, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Frankfurt), Johanna Thünnesen (Associate, Tax Law), Paulina Stemmler (Associate,antitrust law), all Dusseldorf, Elnaz Mehrkhah (associate, tax law, Frankfurt)