Oppenhoff & Partner advises IPS on the foundation of Newsprint Italia
Germany’s major independent national press distributor has entered into a joint venture with Newsprint Ltd Malta. Newsprint Italia S.r.l. operates digital press lines in Rome and soon also in Milan. On-site printing provides German and international publishers with new opportunities in the Italian market.
IPS, which has its seat in Meckenheim, is a full-service provider for press publishers. The company handles the distribution and trade marketing of more than 200 German and international publishing houses. It had recently acquired the majority holding in the Italian publications distributor Messaggerie Internazionali S.p.A., Italy’s largest press importer.
IPS was advised during the joint venture by an Oppenhoff & Partner team led by Alf Baars. Further team members were Dr. Christoph Niemeyer (both Corporate M&A), Dr. Maxim Kleine und Dr. Daniel Dohrn (both antitrust). Oppenhoff also advised on the acquisition of Messaggerie Internazionali S.p.A.