Cerha Hempel has advised Poke House on its investment in Austrian company Honu Gastronomie, operating the Honu Tiki Bowls stores in Vienna. Viehboeck Breiter Schenk & Nau reportedly advised the seller.
According to Cerha Hempel, "for the time being, Poke House acquired a 51% majority in the Austrian Honu Tiki Bowls business from its founder Kaspar Kunz. Together the parties will continue to run Honu Tiki Bowls as a joint venture."
Founded in Italy in 2018, Poke House is an Italian poke bowl start-up active in seven countries and operating in more than 120 locations. Founded in 2018, Honu Tiki Bowls manages five poke bowl locations in Vienna. The company is operated by Austria's Honu Gastronomie. Poke bowls are a Hawaiian dish. Poke means "cut into pieces," referring to the sliced/cubed raw fish that is served in a bowl with rice, vegetables, and sauce/spices.
"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the leading poke chain in Austria, that shares our same attention for product quality, data-driven approach, and passion for its local community of poke lovers," Poke House announced. "Together we will support each other in pursuing our mission of nourishing the whole world with positivity and wellbeing."
The Cerha Hempel team was led by Partner Foglar-Deinhardstein and Counsel Jakob Hartig and included Partner Armin Schwabl, Senior Associate Christopher Peitsch, and Associate Nikolaus Feldscher.