EQT Sells Internetstores to SIGNA Retail

November 15, 2016

Internetstores is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in the bike and outdoor category.

On November 8, it was announced that Willkie client EQT Expansion Capital II has sold Internetstores Holding GmbH (“internetstores”) to SIGNA Retail.

Internetstores is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in the bike and outdoor category. Supported by EQT since 2012, internetstores has strengthened its position as the leading European online retailer for bike and outdoor by emphasizing technology and logistics as well as through a systematic focus on efficient internationalization.

EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately €30 billion in raised capital.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Jan Wilms and Mario Schmidt and national partner Axel Wahl, and included partners Susanne Zuehlke and Patrick Meiisel; national partners Christian Rolf, Verena Etzel and Bettina Bokeloh; associates Stefan Buehrle, Johannes Eckhardt, Andreas Feith, Andreas Knoedler, Christina Mann, Patrick Wacker, Martin Waskowski, Daniel Zakrzewski, Christopher Clerihew, Jochen Riechwald, Nicolas Dominic Wolski, Georges Balit, Sayjel Revell and Matteo Matteucci.