ARQIS advises Pon Holdings on investment in Moll

17. June 2022

ARQIS has advised the Dutch Pon Holdings B.V. (Pon) on a minority stake in the Düsseldorf-based car dealership group Moll. Pon is thus the first external shareholder of the Moll Group. The investment required clearance from the EU antitrust authorities, which raised no objections to the transaction.

Pon, based in Amsterdam, is the general importer for all Volkswagen Group brands in the Netherlands. In the U.S., the group distributes the Ferrari and McLaren sports car brands, among others. With brands such as Gazelle, Cannondale, Schwinn and Santa Cruz, Pon is also one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers.

The Moll Group is one of Germany’s largest car dealers. The family-owned company has eleven different global automotive brands in its portfolio and sold more than 19,600 new and used cars at a total of 11 locations last year.

The ARQIS team around Jörn-Christian Schulze is already working for Pon Holdings B.V. for the second time.


Advisors to Pon

ARQIS (Dusseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze, Johannes Landry (both Lead), Dr. Christof Schneider (all Transactions/M&A), Tobias Neufeld Julia Regenauer (Pensions), Marcus Nothhelfer, Nora Meyer-Stratmann, Nathalie Wintermeier, Maria Fischer (IP/IT), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard, Franziska Resch (Real Estate), Sina Janke (Compliance), Dr. Mauritz von Einem, Jens Knipping (Tax), Saskia Kirschbaum, Virginia Mäurer, Jana Ammen, Ann Kathrin Strübing (Labour Law), Dr. Waldemar Rembold, Jennifer Sauder (Commercial, Litigation), Daniel Schlemann (Data Law)

Marck: Dr. Georg Schmittmann und Dr. Reto Batzel (Antitrust Due Diligence)

CMS: Roderick Nieuwmeyer, Edmon Oude Elferink und Merle Temme (EU Merger Control)


Advisors to Moll:

HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK: Dr. Hans Gummert (Lead/ M&A), Dr. Dominic Janßen (M&A), Dr. Florian Brombach (M&A), Beatrice Stange (Antitrust), Nico Amelunxen (M&A), Dr. Alexander Bork (Labour Law), Peter Fries (IP), Dr. Ruben Hofmann (IP), Michael Kuska (Data Law), Dr. Patrick Müller (M&A), Dorothee Linnartz (Real Estate), Sebastian Pollmeier (M&A), Anna Schenke (Labour Law)


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