Munich, 10 July 2019 - The Swiss investment company Partners Group acquires a majority stake in the German toy manufacturer Schleich from the French investment company Ardian. Blättchen & Partner advised Schleich management as part of the transaction. The traditional German toy store, based in Schwäbisch Gmünd in Baden-Württemberg, sells more than 600 characters in more than 50 countries at around 40,000 points of sale. Schleich achieved a worldwide gross turnover of almost EUR 185 million in 2018. Ardian acquired the Schleich stake from the investment company HgCapital in May 2014. Blättchen & Partner advised Schleich management as part of the transaction with Prof. Dr. Alexander Götz.
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