Willkie Advises Waterland Private Equity in Sale of its Interest in A-ROSA River Cruise Group

January 17, 2018

Waterland held the stake since 2009, contributing significantly to the company's success as a leading European river cruise operator.

Waterland announced the sale of its interest in the A-ROSA river cruise group to British private equity group Duke Street. Duke Street is acquiring all the shares in German-based A-ROSA, recognized as the industry leader for premium European river cruises.

Netherlands-based Waterland acquired a majority share in the leading German river cruise provider in 2009, and has since contributed significantly to the company's growth. A-ROSA is known as one of the most successful river cruise operators in the German source market.

The Willkie team was led by partners Mario Schmidt and Dr. Stefan Jörgens and included partners Dr. Axel Wahl, Dr. Patrick Meiisel and Jan Wilms, national partners Dr. Jasmin Dettmar, Dr. Bettina Bokeloh and Dr. Christian Rolf, and associates Stefan Bührle, Adrian Dengler, Erik Göeretzlehner and Karsten Silbernagel.