Düsseldorf – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, advised Avedon Capital Partners on its acquisition of all shares in Transcom CMS Forderungsmanagement GmbH and on the financing of the acquisition by a banking consortium. Seller of the shares was Transcom WorldWide GmbH in Rostock, a company of the Swedish listed Transcom group.

Transcom CMS Forderungsmanagement GmbH, located in Tönisvorst near Krefeld, is a company in the field of receivables management, especially debt collections. CMS’s clients include, among others, companies from the retail, financial services, telecommunications sectors as well as energy suppliers. Founded in 1983, the company has around 130 employees.

Avedon Capital Partners with offices in Düsseldorf and The Hague is a private equity funds manager focusing on mid-sized companies in Germany and the Benelux countries with strong growth potential. Avedon, formerly NIBC Capital Partners, has so far invested in 40 enterprises in Europe. Among others, these also include the Tesch Group that is also active in the field of receivables management and was acquired in 2012. Mayer Brown advised Avedon on this acquisition as well (see news release).

The Mayer Brown Team working on the transaction included Dr. Joachim J. Modlich (Lead, Corporate, Düsseldorf), Carsten Flaßhoff (Corporate, Düsseldorf), Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt (Antitrust, Brussels), Dirk-Peter Flor (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), counsel Isabelle van Sambeck (Employment & Benefits, Düsseldorf).