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Investor exercises pur­chas­ing option for HALLHUBER

July 08, 2019

  • Fund managed by Robus Capital Management takes over majority share
  • GERRY WEBER retains a stake of 12% in HALLHUBER

(Halle/Westphalia, 8 July 2019) – A fund managed by Robus Capital Management took over the majority share of HALLHUBER GmbH from GERRY WEBER International AG. Within the scope of the ongoing restructuring under self-administration, GERRY WEBER granted a purchase option to the investor in February. In exchange, the investor had provided a bridging loan for HALLHUBER, which has since been replaced by long-term financing. According to the agreement, GERRY WEBER retains a stake of 12% in HALLHUBER. Furthermore, GERRY WEBER receives a cash payment of EUR 500.000 from the investor.

Background
Since 25 January 2019, GERRY WEBER International AG undergoes insolvency proceedings under self-administration. Proceedings were opened on 1 April 2019. At the subsidiary GERRY WEBER Retail GmbH & Co. KG, insolvency proceedings under self-administration were opened on 1 May 2019. In both cases, the respective court appointed lawyer Stefan Meyer of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH as trustee. The Managing Board of GERRY WEBER International AG, consisting of Johannes Ehling (Spokesman of the Managing Board as well as Chief Sales Officer and Chief Digital Officer), Florian Frank (Chief Restructuring Officer) and Urun Gursu (Chief Product Officer) are supported by Chief Representative Dr. Christian Gerloff, a lawyer well-versed in the fashion industry. Regardless of the ongoing insolvency proceedings, financing of the ongoing operations of GERRY WEBER is secured well into the year 2020.

GERRY WEBER Group
GERRY WEBER International AG, headquartered in Halle/Westphalia, is a worldwide operating group, uniting three strong brand families under one roof: GERRY WEBER, TAIFUN and SAMOON. Furthermore, GERRY WEBER holds a non-strategic stake of 12% in HALLHUBER GmbH.

Contact GERRY WEBER:
Lucia Mathée / Gundolf Moritz
MATHEE GmbH / Mirnock Consulting GmbH
Phone: +49 69 597995910‬
Email: LMathee@mathee.com

Frank Elsner
Frank Elsner Kommunikation für Unternehmen GmbH
Phone: +49 5404 91 92 0
Email: office@elsner-kommunikation.de

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