29. September 2022 | Team

The corporate finance law boutique Pier11 and the media/IP/IT law boutique GRAEF Rechtsanwälte advised the founders and sole shareholders of dealerdesk GmbH, Soner and Taner Catakli, on the sale of dealerdesk to CitNOW Group.

dealerdesk is a multichannel customer relations management hub. The dealerdesk suite of products is designed to connect customers to retailers through all communications channels. The company helps synchronise dealership operations, improving customer relationship management, time management systems and customer database accuracy.

CitNOW Group provides market-leading software products to franchised car dealerships to improve both efficiency and conversion of sales and aftersales.

Pier11 (Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel and Steffen F. Wulff) as legal M&A advisor, GRAEF Rechtsanwälte (Prof. Dr. Christian Rauda) as IP/IT legal advisor and RSM legal GmbH (Andreas Kalmus-Gohr) as tax advisor advised the shareholders of dealerdesk in this transaction.

About Pier11:

Pier11 is a boutique law firm located in Hamburg, Germany, specializing in Corporate, M&A, Private Equity/Venture Capital as well as Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency. The law firm advises German and foreign companies from a wide range of industries, from founders to market leaders, as well as banks, investors and family offices.

About GRAEF Rechtsanwälte:

GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, based in Hamburg and Berlin, specializes in high-end advice on complex mandates in the fields of media law, entertainment law, IT law and intellectual property. The law firm advises German and foreign media companies, in particular in the fields of film, TV, publishing and computer games, advertising agencies, lifestyle branded companies, technology companies, start-ups and “creatives”.