Taylor Wessing advised Sunday Natural Products GmbH (Sunday Natural) and its founder Dr Jörg Schweikart on the sale of a stake in Sunday Natural to private equity investor CVC Capital Partners VIII (CVC Fund VIII).

Dr Jörg Schweikart will retain a significant stake in Sunday Natural through his holding company and will continue to play a central role in driving forward the strategic expansion of the company. The purchase price and details of the contractual terms are confidential.

Completion of the overall transaction is still subject to the approval by the relevant regulatory authorities.

Sunday Natural, founded in 2013, has developed into the fastest growing brand for the digital direct sales of high-quality vitamins, minerals and food supplements in the DACH region with its own research and development team and a range of more than 1,000 different premium products that is unique in the market based on its True Clean Label philosophy, which ensures quality, purity and transparency at every stage of the value chain.The Berlin-based company serves over one million customers annually via its D2C platform Sunday.de.

The partnership between Sunday Natural and CVC Fund VIII aims to increase the company’s international reach and scale its product portfolio.

Legal Transaction Advisors to Dr Jörg Schweikart and Sunday Natural:

Taylor Wessing Germany: Dr Peter Hellich (Partner, Munich – Lead); Maria Weiers (Partner, Corporate, Duesseldorf – also Lead); Dr Philip Cavaillès (Partner), Dr Daniel Schrembs (Salary Partner), Fritz Krings (Senior Associate), Henrik Grawe (Associate), Inken Brandt (Associate), Nora Safa (Associate), all Corporate, all Munich; Dr Carsten Müller (Partner, Corporate Litigation, Duesseldorf); Dr Marcel Leines (Salary Partner, Corporate, Duesseldorf); Philip Hoegl (Salary Partner, Corporate, Hamburg); Lisa Seidel (Professional Support Lawyer, Corporate, Berlin); Dr Manja Epping (Partner), Dr Andrea Sautter (Salary Partner), Dr Daniel Tietjen (Partner), Sherin Sayed (Associate), all Patents Technology & Life Sciences, all Munich; Dr Gregor Schmid (Partner, IP, Berlin); Dr Tim Jonathan Schwarz (Salary Partner, Data Protection & Cyber Law, Munich), Dr Adrian Birnbach (Partner), Laura Mayr (Senior Associate), both Commercial Real Estate, both Munich; Dr Michael Kieffer (Partner, Commercial & Consumer Contracts, Munich), Vanessa Komm (Associate, Commercial & Consumer Contracts, Frankfurt), Thomas Raab (Of Counsel, Brands & Advertising, Munich); Nico Jänicke (Partner), Dr Sebastian Buder (Partner), both Employment, both Berlin); Dr Klara Pototzky (Salary Partner, Employment, Munich); Stephan Manuel Nagel (Partner), Mareen Coenen (Associate), both Competition, EU & Trade, both Duesseldorf); Dr Marco Hartmann-Rüppel (Partner), Lara Skotki (Senior Associate), Niklas Melzer (Associate), Lena Rindsfus (Associate), all Competition, EU & Trade, all Hamburg); Rudi Hasenberg (Salary Partner), Christine Hertel (Associate), Hai Nam Nguyen (Associate), all Tax, all Frankfurt; Prof. Dr Jens Escher (Partner), Dr Philipp N.W. Weiten (Salary Partner), both Tax, both Duesseldorf; Ulf Gosejacob (Partner), Dr Verena Ritter-Döring (Partner), Claus Goedecke (Partner), Carmen Natasha Delpech (Senior Associate), Jonas Hornung (Associate), all Banking & Finance, all Frankfurt); Dr Tim Wünnemann (Partner), Matthias Swiderski (Senior Associate), Katrin Isabelle Schultz (Associate), all Commercial & Consumer Contracts, all Berlin; Christine Wienholt (Professional Support Lawyer, Corporate Compliance & Investigations, Hamburg); Dr Eva Surowiecki (Senior Associate, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Berlin)

Taylor Wessing Poland: Olav Nemling (Partner – lead, Poland), Katarzyna Matusiak (Senior Associate), Mateusz Sikorski (Associate), all Corporate / M&A; Jan Adamus (Counsel, Real Estate & Construction); Bartosz Świdrak (Senior Associate), Monika Gac (Associate), both IT; Antoni Goraj (Counsel), Magdalena Jaczewska-Żurek (Senior Associate), Paweł Skura (Senior Associate), all Banking & Finance; Krystian Stanasiuk (Partner), Michal Zabost (Associate), both Employment; Adrian Bielecki (Senior Associate, Competition, EU & Trade); Zygmunt Waga (Associate, Disputes & Investigations), all Warsaw

Legal Transaction Advisors to CVC:

Willkie, Farr & Gallagher: Georg Linde (Partner, Corporate Law, Frankfurt – Lead), Dr Matthias Schudlo (Partner, Corporate Law – also Lead), Dr Bettina Bokeloh (Partner, Tax, Frankfurt), Daniel Gendron (Partner, Financing, London), Martin Waśkowski (Counsel, Employment Law, Frankfurt), Dr Xianrui Wang, Katharina Feraric, David Strätling, Andrej Popp, Nils Bock, Dr Jasper Wentz, Marie Möllering, Dr Johanna Thieme, Nicolas Kersten, (all Associates, Corporate Law, Frankfurt), Philip Thuermer (Associate, Real Estate Law, Frankfurt), all Associates, all Real Estate Law, Frankfurt), Philip Thuermer (Associate, Real Estate Law, Frankfurt). Jasper Wentz, Marie Möllering, Dr Johanna Thieme, Nicolas Kersten, (all Associates, all Corporate, Frankfurt), Philip Thuermer (Associate, Real Estate, Frankfurt), Moritz Hechenrieder and Benedikt Schwarz (Associates, both Financing, Frankfurt), Sascha Winkler (Associate, Labour Law, Frankfurt), Danister de Silva and Lindsay Murray (Associates, both Financing, London)

Other Legal Advisors to CVC:

Dr David Weller, Dr Benjamin Koch (both Lubberger Lehment, Intellectual Property), Sonja Schulz, Dr Carsten Oelrichs (both ZENK, Regulatory), Karol Skibniewski, Anna Bartosiewicz, Natalia Łabęda (all Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, for Polish law), Marc Besen, Dr Ulrich Pfeffer and Johannes Lüer (all Clifford Chance, Antitrust).

M&A Advisors to Dr. Jörg Schweikart and Sunday Natural:

Houlihan Lokey, Zurich: Alexander Grünwald (Managing Director, Global Co-Head Consumer, Food & Retail Group, Co-Head Corporate Finance, Europe); Peter Georg Latka (Vice President Consumer, Food & Retail Group); Marc Fromm (Associate M&A).

Taylor Wessing advises Sunday Natural on the sale of a stake to CVC


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