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Rödl & Partner advised Messe Frankfurt Inc. on its strategic partnership with Kingpins Show


AtlantaGeorgia, September 2023: Rödl & Partner advised Messe Frankfurt on its acquisition of a stake in Kingpins Show, the leading denim industry trade event. 

Messe Frankfurt’s new collaboration with the Kingpins Show aims to cultivate innovation, encourage collaboration, and drive growth within the denim community. While having Messe Frankfurt Inc. as a shareholder, Kingpins, renowned for its shows in New York and Amsterdam, will retain its independent operations preserving its unique identity that has made it a sought-after event for denim enthusiasts worldwide. 

Rödl & Partner's U.S. Transaction Services team led by Frank Breitenfeldt acted as the exclusive financial and tax advisor to Messe Frankfurt. 

About Messe Frankfurt Inc. 

Messe Frankfurt Inc. is the United States subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, a global trade fair and exhibition organizer based in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world's largest trade fair companies, organizing a wide range of events across various industries, including automotive, textiles, consumer goods, technology and more. 

Advisors to Messe Frankfurt Inc 

Rödl & Partner USA (Rödl Langford de Kock) 

  • Frank Breitenfeldt, Partner (Transaction Services), Atlanta, Project Lead – Financial 
  • Dennis Wieckert, Senior Principal (M&A Tax), Atlanta – Tax 
  • Olivier Toubon, Manager (Transaction Services), Atlanta – Financial

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