March 30, 2021

Willkie is advising STARK Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of Melle Gallhöfer from private equity fund palero.

It was recently announced that STARK Group, through its German subsidiary, STARK Deutschland GmbH, signed an agreement to acquire Melle Gallhöfer, a leading German specialist distributor of roofing and facade building materials, from private equity fund palero.

Willkie is advising STARK Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to close in the second calendar quarter of 2021.

Melle Gallhöfer is Germany's leading medium-sized specialist dealer for roofs and facades. The company has more than 750 employees in 47 branches throughout Germany. In addition to a comprehensive range of products for pitched roofs, flat roofs and facades, Melle Gallhöfer offers expert advice and first-class roofing services.

The multidisciplinary Willkie team was led in Frankfurt by partner Dr. Kamyar Abrar and included partner Dr. Bettina Bokeloh and counsel Andreas Feith, Wolfgang Münchow and Dr. Moritz Vettermann.