Gleiss Lutz advises H.I.G. Europe on its acquisition of a majority stake in Office People

A Gleiss Lutz team has advised H.I.G. Europe on its acquisition of a majority stake in office people Personalmanagement GmbH. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

office people Personalmanagement GmbH is one of the leading companies for personnel management and temporary staffing in Germany. The company specializes in personnel leasing, personnel placement, and master vendor management and offers additional solutions such as on-site management and EU recruiting. Founded in 2005 by Olaf Hansen, office people Personalmanagement GmbH has demonstrated strong, purely organic growth for almost two decades. Employing over 9,000 external staff across some 100 locations, the company focuses on sectors with structurally high workforce demand including aviation, e-commerce, logistics and mobility / automotive.​

H.I.G. Europe is the European arm of H.I.G. Capital, one of the leading global private equity funds in the small and midcap segment. H.I.G. Capital currently manages capital of EUR 55 billion. With headquarters in Miami, European offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan and Paris, and U.S. and Latin American offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specialises in providing debt and equity capital for small and medium-sized companies.

The following team of Gleiss Lutz lawyers advised H.I.G. Europe: Dr. Vanessa Rendtorff (lead, partner, Hamburg), Dr. Jan Balssen (lead, partner), Dr. Stephanie Dausinger, Maximilian Imre (all Munich), Maximilian Leisenheimer (all M&A, Frankfurt), Dr. Eva Reudelhuber (partner, Munich), Frank Schlobach (partner), Dr. Katja Lehr (counsel), Jana Pinto Escaleira, Pascal Urban, Yasemin Cömert (all finance, all Frankfurt), Dr. Doris-Maria Schuster (partner), Dr. Daniela Mayr (both Hamburg), Dr. Hauke Darius Wolf (all employment, Frankfurt), Dr. Johann Wagner (partner, tax, Hamburg), Dr. Matthias Werner (counsel), Dr. Manuel Klar, Dr. Sebastian Girschick (all IP, all Munich),  Konrad Discher (counsel, real estate, Frankfurt).