Baker Tilly advises global market leader PROBAT on acquisition of Royal Duyvis Wiener

  • 03/18/2024
  • Reading time 2 Minutes

With an interdisciplinary team, Baker Tilly advises on the tax, legal and financial due diligence as well as on post-closing structuring issues. 

An interdisciplinary team around Düsseldorf-based Baker Tilly partners Patrick Helsper, German CPA, Bernhard Rehbein, attorney-at-law, and Christian Wegener, tax advisor, has advised PROBAT, the world market leader for roasting systems and machines, on the acquisition of Royal Duyvis Wiener, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the cocoa and chocolate sector.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. “We are very glad that, together with our Dutch colleagues, we were able to very successfully provide the perfect business, tax and legal framework for the smooth and effective execution of this cross-border acquisition,” commented Baker Tilly partner and tax advisor Christian Wegener. 

With the goal of further expanding its market share in the global cocoa and chocolate business, the acquisition underpins PROBAT’s growth ambitions and innovative strength in the area of product and process development in food processing. 

Supported by Baker Tilly Netherlands, the Baker Tilly team was led by partner Patrick Helsper, German CPA, and director Florian Corzilius (Financial DD), partner Bernhard Rehbein, attorney-at-law (Legal DD), and partner Christian Wegener, tax advisor (Tax DD). The further team members included attorneys-at law Bernd Conrad and Marco Stahn (both Legal DD), Dr. Christiane Krüger, attorney-at-law/tax advisor (Tax DD), as well as Frédéric Jules Lingier and Moritz Fischer (both Financial DD). 

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Christian Wegener


Certified Tax Advisor

Bernhard Rehbein



Patrick Helsper


Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater

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