03.03.2021

Flick Gocke Schaumburg advises Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland on the acquisition of Super RTL

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland on the acquisition of the remaining shares in Super RTL from The Walt Disney Company. RTL Group – the parent of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland – and The Walt Disney Company established Super RTL as a joint venture in 1995, with each currently holding 50 percent of the shares in Super RTL. Following the acquisition of the remaining shares, RTL Group will be the sole shareholder of Super RTL.

The acquisition rounds out Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland’s TV and streaming business in Germany. It is subject to approval by the Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority.

Advisors to Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland: Flick Gocke Schaumburg (Bonn)
Dr. Florian C. Haus (partner), Fabian Schmidt and Lukas Rundel (all antitrust law). Flick Gocke Schaumburg is a long-standing advisor to Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland on antitrust matters. The group also traditionally has a strong in-house team.

Additional advisors:

RTL advisors Andreas von Oppen (Greenfort, corporate); in-house: Dr. Ralph Sammeck, Dr. Caroline Vedder (both corporate); Dr. Olaf Christiansen (antitrust law, Bertelsmann)

Disney advisors Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP: Dr. Romina Polley, Janine Discher (antitrust law); Michael Ulmer, Michael Brems (corporate)

Super RTL produces, markets and broadcasts family-oriented media content. RTL Group is an international media company belonging to the Bertelsmann group. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland operates German-language media channels in Germany and Austria, including free-to-view channels RTL, VOX, and n-tv; various pay-to-view channels, and the streaming platform TVNOW.