Two more! ARQIS advises New York Pizza on its continuing Quest into Germany

07. October 2021

Just one month after their first major step into the German market (purchase of Stückwerk), ARQIS advised New York Pizza on the acquisition of two further pizza chains, Flying Pizza and Pizza Planet.

Flying Pizza has 43 franchisee-operated sales outlets in northern and eastern Germany. Pizza Planet has 30 outlets concentrated in the suburbs of Berlin. Stückwerk is based in North Rhine-Westphalia and has 32 outlets.

These acquisitions give New York Pizza 342 franchisee-operated sales outlets: 234 in The Netherlands, 107 in Germany and one in Belgium. As recently as June, the Norwegian conglomerate Orkla bought the majority stake of New York Pizza. Orkla also owns Kotipizza, which operates 289 locations across Finland.

“I am very pleased with these acquisitions. The three chains combined have a lot of experience. Together with our state-of-the-art e-commerce and technology, and high quality ingredients and dough we see an opportunity to add value in the German pizza market,” says Philippe Vorst, CEO of New York Pizza.

The team around Jörn-Chr. Schulze advised New York Pizza for the first time on the afore-mentioned acquisition of Stückwerk – also alongside the Dutch law firm Florent which advises New York Pizza regularly in The Netherlands. The team around Pieter van den Brink recommended ARQIS originally.


Advisors to New York Pizza

ARQIS (Dusseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP/Commercial; Munich), Tobias Neufeld (Data Protection); Associates: Christos Choudeloudis, Dr. Jonathan Boeckmann (both Corporate/M&A), Franziska Resch (Real Estate), Nora Meyer-Stratmann, Rolf Tichy (both IP/Commercial; both Munich), Eva Kraszkiewicz, Daniel Schlemann (both Data Protection)

SchlarmannvonGeyso (Frankfurt): Dr. Hermann Lindhorst (Franchise law)

Florent (Amsterdam): Pieter van den Brink, Michiel van Lieshout (Dutch law aspects)

Sazun Sazun (Salzburg): Emanuel Müller (financial advisor)


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