Umoe Restaurants AS is the Scandinavian franchise partner of the renowned fast food brand Burger King (a brand owned by Restaurant Brands International), headquartered in Norway. Through its subsidiary BK Scandinavia and its operating companies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Umoe and its sub-franchisees operate a large number of Burger King restaurants throughout Scandinavia. Ring is now acquiring Umoe’s stake in Burger King Scandinavia – the closing of the transaction is still subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in Q4/2020.
The Brandl & Talos team – led by Roman Rericha and Markus Arzt and supported by Christina Bernhart and Adrian Zuschmann – acted as lead counsel to its long-standing client throughout the transaction and coordinated local counsel in Norway (Wikborg | Rein), Sweden (Cirio) and Denmark (Bruun & Hjejle). In addition, Ring was supported by investment advisor Optimizer AG (Sascha Kroissenbrunner) and in financial and tax structuring matters by EY (Andreas Sauer).
Umoe Restaurants was advised by BAHR (Norway).