P+P advises Schleich's management on sale of the Schleich Group to Partners Group

July 2019

The Swiss private equity firm Partners Group is acquiring a majority stake in the German toy manufacturer Schleich from the French investment firm Ardian. P+P advised Schleich's management within the scope of the transaction.

The German toy company has a rich tradition; it is headquartered in Schwäbisch Gmünd in Baden-Württemberg and markets its 600+ toys in more than 50 countries through approximately 40,000 points of sale. Schleich had gross turnover of almost EUR 185 million in 2018.

Ardian acquired the stake in Schleich in May 2014 from the private equity firm HgCapital.

P+P Pöllath + Partners advised Schleich's management on legal aspects of the transaction with the following Munich team:

P+P Pöllath + Partners regularly advises management teams from a wide variety of companies and sectors and has unique expertise in advising on and implementing management and employee participation programs