February 28, 2022

Willkie advised STARK Group on the acquisition of Austrian building material distributor Dach & Wand Handels GmbH.

On February 15, STARK Group announced its acquisition of Austrian roofing and facade building material distributor Dach & Wand Handels GmbH from Swiss building materials manufacturer Swisspearl Group.

The acquisition is expected to give STARK Group a strong foothold in the Austrian market for distribution of building materials. With seven branches in Austria's largest cities, Dach & Wand Handels is one of the country’s top sellers and distributors of heavy building materials to professional craftsmen.

STARK Group is a leading business-to-business distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in the Nordics and Germany, with a strategic focus on serving professional builders.

The Willkie team was led by partners Dr. Michael Ilter and Dr. Kamyar Abrar and included partners Dr. Bettina Bokeloh and Dr. Jens-Olrik Murach and associates Sebastian Brenner and Nils Bock.