Willkie Team Honored for Private Equity Deal of the Year at IFLR Europe Awards

April 11, 2013

Frankfurt office recognized for its representation of AXA Private Equity in the sale of its majority stake in Home Shopping Europe (HSE24).

On April 10, Willkie was among a small group of honorees recognized at the 2013 IFLR Europe Awards in the category of "Private Equity Deal of the Year." The Willkie deal team was acknowledged specifically for its representation of AXA Private Equity in the sale of its majority stake in Home Shopping Europe (HSE24), the international TV home shopping group, to media investor Providence Equity Partners. Willkie was also once again shortlisted for "Private Equity Team of the Year" (Europe).

The International Financial Law Review (IFLR), based in the U.K., is a leading publisher for the financial legal community. In 2012, Willkie was named "European Private Equity Team of the Year" and recognized for its lead role in the "European Private Equity Deal of the Year" (PAI partners’ $1.1 billion sale of its stake in Yoplait).

The Willkie team for the current deal, led by partner Mario Schmidt, included partner Dr. Stefan Joergens, national partners Jan Wilms, Rolf Huenermann and Dr. Octávio de Sousa and associates Dr. Maximilian Schwab, Daniel Zakrzewski, Mario Bammann, Tobias Daubert, Marco Müller and Christian Stoehr.