Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Holding acquires majority interest in the innovative online marketplace WirWinzer

9/23/2016, 2:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Hawesko Holding AG / Hawesko Holding AG: Hawesko Holding acquires majority interest in the innovative online marketplace WirWinzer . Processed and transmitted by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Hamburg, 23 September 2016. The wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) will acquire just under 66% of Munich-based E-Commerce Werke GmbH, operator of the online marketplace WirWinzer (www.wirwinzer.de) effective 1 October 2016. WirWinzer is one of the most innovative and fastest-growing online marketplaces for German wines. WirWinzer has sales in the single-digit million euro range and offers its customers access to a product range of more than 10,000 wines from Germany and, as a genuine marketplace, direct contact to the wineries as well. The customers thus benefit from all advantages of a modern online platform and still get their wines delivered directly from the winegrowers themselves.

The purchase agreement stipulates that the founding partners and managing directors will retain minority interests in WirWinzer and continue to support the company with their knowledge and expertise in the future as well.

Sebastian Zellner, managing partner of WirWinzer, said, "We are very pleased about the entry of the Hawesko Group and the fantastic opportunities that now open up for us with the dynamic ongoing development of our innovative business model."

Thorsten Hermelink, CEO of Hawesko Holding AG, said, "With the acquisition of a young, fast-growing company like WirWinzer with its contemporary and seminal business model, we want not only to open up new fields of business; we very deliberately want to support and promote German wine and the exciting and innovative concepts of young German winemakers. For many customers, buying regionally-produced products is becoming more important not only for reasons of sustainability, but also because their awareness of the high quality of locally-produced goods is growing. German wines are fully aligned with this trend.  This approach makes WirWinzer a perfect fit for the Hawesko Group."

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Additional information as well as the online selection of WirWinzer is available at www.wirwinzer.de.

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