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9 January 20234 minute read

DLA Piper advises JUMP House on acquisition of Superfly Group

DLA Piper advised Hamburg-based leisure group JUMP House Holding GmbH on the complete take-over of Superfly Group.

Superfly Group, headquartered in Butzbach, Germany, operates nine trampoline parks in Germany and one in Budapest, Hungary; another three parks are operated on a franchise basis by independent entrepreneurs at three German locations. Superfly Group was previously held by the U.S. Utah-based Germanissippi LLC and was part of the American Circus Trix Trampoline Park Group. With the acquisition of Superfly, JUMP House becomes the market leader for trampoline parks in Germany and now operates 18 halls under the JUMP House, AirHop, UpSprung and Superfly brands.

JUMP House was founded in 2014 in Hamburg by entrepreneurs Till Walz and Christoph Ahmadi and opened Germany's first trampoline park in the same year. The company is part of the Norwegian Parc Invest AS (RUSH Group), whose main shareholder is the Equip Capital Fund I.

DLA Piper had advised on the acquisition of the JUMP House Group by Parc Invest / Equip Capital in fall 2021 and advised JUMP House Group on its first add-on acquisition of UpSprung GmbH at the end of 2022.

The international DLA Piper team was led by counsel Dr Christoph Dachner (Corporate/M&A, Munich) and partner Christian P. N. Fenner (Corporate/M&A, Oslo). In Germany, the team also included partners Semin O (Antitrust, Frankfurt), Dr Henriette Norda (Employment, Hamburg), Dr Marie-Theres Rämer (Tax, Frankfurt), counsel Dr Susanne Weckbach (Commercial, Munich), Miray Kavruk (IPT, Frankfurt), Dr Enno Ahlenstiel (Antitrust, Cologne), Lukas Weidner (Real Estate, Munich), senior associates Alexander Kath (Corporate), Philip Weyand, Hauke Tammert (both Public Commercial Law, all Cologne), Dr Katharina Fischer (Employment, Hamburg), Dr Lucas Blum (IPT) as well as associates Monika Marincic (Commercial), Vincent Wehner (Real Estate, all Munich) and Rainer Hartmann (Tax/Transfer Pricing, Frankfurt).

From the international DLA Piper offices lead lawyer Ahn Cecilie Karlsrud (Corporate/M&A, Oslo), counsel Péter Szajlai, Ákos Becher, senior associate Katalin Banasz (all Corporate/M&A) and junior associate Agnes Verebelyi (Finance, all Budapest) as well as partner Robert Newman and associate Aarmaan Hussain (both Corporate/M&A, Birmingham) were involved.