Schoenherr has advised Ondrej Zita on his sale of OptimNet Solutions and OptimNet Solutions SK to the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics group. BDO Legal reportedly advised the buyer.
Established in 2016, OptimNet Solutions is a night-time distribution network operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Founded in 1871, the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics group is an international logistics provider. The group has a worldwide network of 489 offices in 173 countries with more than 19,500 employees.
“With the expansion of our overnight express service in Eastern Europe, we are taking another consistent step in our growth strategy, which we initiated at the beginning of last year and have successfully developed in the meantime,” Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Chief Operating Officer Road & Rail Joerg Herwig commented.
“I am pleased that we are taking on all 37 OptimNet employees,” Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Head of CEP Europe Wilfried Hesselmann added. “On the one hand, this will secure jobs, and, on the other hand, we will be able to smoothly build on the business relationships that have already been successfully established in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in recent years, to continue growing here and beyond Eastern Europe.”
The Schoenherr team was led by Partner Vladimir Cizek and Attorney-at-Law Michal Jendzelovsky.