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Berlin – LifeScience Holding SCSp ("LSH"), a long-term oriented investor consortium led by investment holding Armira, has successfully completed the acquisition of a participation of approx. 40% in the Horst Walter Sartorius community of heirs from members of the Sartorius family. In total, the inheritances of the community of heirs comprise 50.09% of the ordinary shares of Dax listed Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft. Unaffected by the transaction, all shares held by the community of heirs continue to be subject to the execution of the will by an executor until mid-2028. In a separate, parallel transaction, Karin Sartorius-Herbst, the eldest daughter of testator Horst Sartorius, increased her existing stake within the community of heirs.

YPOG advised Armira and LSH on the entire investment structure. The team was led by Partners Helder Schnittker (Co-Lead, Tax/Structuring), Stephan Bank (Co-Lead, Corporate) and Lennart Lorenz (Co-Lead, Regulatory) and included Partners Jens Kretzschmann (Tax/Corporate) and Thomas Töben (Tax), Associated Partner Sebastian Schödel (Corporate) as well as Associates Niklas Ulrich (Regulatory), Robert Schramm (Corporate), Dajo Sanning (Tax) and Ivo Schmiedt (Corporate).


About Armira

Armira is a Munich-based holding group that invests in established, profitable and fast-growing companies in Europe, with a focus on family businesses and technology. With its unique capital base of German and international entrepreneurs, as well as entrepreneurial families, Armira has the flexibility to invest without a fixed term and to focus on the long-term development of companies.


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YPOG is a law firm specialized in tax and business law, active in the core fields of Funds, Tax, Banking + Finance, and Transactions. The team at YPOG represents a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations, as well as private equity, and venture capital funds. YPOG is one of the leading advisors for venture capital, private equity, and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus, Chambers and Partners as well as Leaders League. Today, YPOG has more than 120 experienced lawyers and tax specialists and a notary, in three offices, located in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.