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Baker McKenzie and Jank Weiler Operenyi Advise on CDA Take Over of Austrian Amusement Park

Baker McKenzie and Jank Weiler Operenyi Advise on CDA Take Over of Austrian Amusement Park

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Baker McKenzie has advised France's Compagnie des Alpes on its purchase of all shares in M. Muller GmbH, the operator of the Familypark amusement park in Austria. Jank Weiler Operenyi advised the sellers.

The Familypark, which is located in Burgenland, in the eastern part of Austria, was founded in 1968 by Erwin Muller. According to Baker McKenzie, Familypark is Austria’s largest leisure park, offering around 80 attractions on 145 thousand square meters, and attracting over 700,000 visitors each year.

Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) is a leisure park and indoor leisure operator in Europe. Its parks in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Canada receive around nine million visitors annually. It is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

According to Baker McKenzie, with the sale to CDA, “the Muller family has found a successor solution that ensures the permanent operation and potential expansion of the amusement park.” The acquisition agreement was signed on March 20, 2019 and closed on the same day. The enterprise value amounts to EUR 72.5 million.

Baker McKenzie's Vienna-based team was led by Partner Wendelin Ettmayer and included Partner Eva-Maria Segur-Cabanac, Senior Associates Elisabeth Wasinger, Franz Josef Arztmann, and Lukas Feiler, Associates Stephanie Sauer and Anita Lukaschek, and Junior Associates Thomas Androsch and Bernhard Kainz. 

Jank Weiler Operenyi's team consisted of Partner Maximilian Weiler, Counsel Johannes Lutterotti, and Associates Gerald Hendler and Anna Visontai.     

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