Add a bookmark to get started

13 February 20242 minute read

DLA Piper advises Blue Yonder on acquisition of flexis

DLA Piper has advised Blue Yonder, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, on the acquisition of flexis AG. flexis specializes in software-based technologies for optimizing production as well as transportation planning and execution. With a robust customer base in the automotive and industrial original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sectors, flexis strengthens Blue Yonder’s capabilities to help companies with highly configurable products and complex network structures.

As companies continue the shift towards personalization, they are looking for ways to provide consumers with increased ability to tailor their product before it is built. flexis enables manufacturers to flexibly schedule and sequence their assembly lines and integrate them into their order management systems. This offering complements Blue Yonder’s comprehensive supply chain solution, which includes sales and operations planning, order fulfillment and forecasting, labor management, logistics management, and warehouse management.

DLA Piper's advice on this transaction underlines the team's particular strength in cross-border deals in the technology sector. The team for this transaction was led by partner Dr Nils Krause, counsel Dr Mirjam Rüve and associate Carina Ludwig (all Corporate/M&A, Hamburg) with associate Steven Autenrieth (Corporate/M&A, Phoenix) in the core team.

In Germany, partners Dr Jan Geert Meents (IT), Pascal Kremp (Employment, both Munich), Dr Burkhard Führmeyer (IP), Dr Florian Biesalski (Real Estate, both Frankfurt), Verena Grentzenberg (Data Protection), Dr Justus Herrlinger (Antitrust, both Hamburg), Guido Kleve (Public Law/Regulatory, Cologne), counsel Florian Jeske (Employment, Hamburg), Georg Haberkorn (Pensions, Munich), Tatiana Marzoli (Private Equity/M&A), Sonja Beier (Real Estate), Niels Hoffmann (Compliance/White Collar Crime, all Frankfurt), senior associates Ekaterina Filikhina, Dr Holger Kastler (both IT, Munich), Eike Bodo Matthes (IP), Juliane Poss (Capital Markets, both Frankfurt), David Sanchio Schele (Data Protection), Dr Tobias Pielow (Compliance/White Collar Crime), Dan Li (Corporate/M&A), Louisa Arlette Maier-Witt (Antitrust, all Hamburg), Hauke Tammert (Public Law/Regulatory, Cologne), associates Theresa Richter, Hannah Modi (both Employment), Philipp Schmechel (Data Protection), Melanie Bierwirth, Marc Großmann (both Corporate/M&A, all Hamburg), Dr Richard Falk (IT, Munich), Svenja Mayer (Public Law, Cologne), Damian Merks (Private Equity/M&A), Marisa Machacek (IP) and Alexander Hofsepjan (Capital Markets, all Frankfurt) were involved.

DLA Piper offices in Japan, China, the UK, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the USA and Mexico also advised on the transaction.