Hogan Lovells advises Vapiano SE on its IPO

With a team led by Frankfurt-based Partner Michael Schlitt, Hogan Lovells advised Vapiano SE on its IPO.

The company's shares were offered in a public offering in Germany and Luxembourg as well as private placements in other countries during an offer period that began on 16 June 2017 and ended on 26 June 2017. The final issue price for the offer has been set at EUR 23. On the basis of the final issue price and assuming the exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the volume of the offer will be approximately EUR 184 million. Vapiano SE's shares are to be traded on the Regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange starting today. The securities prospectus regarding the public offer and the admission to trading of Vapiano SE's shares was approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) on 14 June 2017 which is available at http://ir.vapiano.com.

With its innovative "Fresh Casual Dining" concept, gastronomic lifestyle brand VAPIANO founded a new category in the system catering industry in 2002. It combines elements of "fast casual" and "casual dining", thus giving guests a high degree of self-determination. Quality, freshness and transparency are the basis of the restaurant concept. VAPIANO uses almost exclusively fresh ingredients. Pasta, pizza dough, sauces, dressings as well as dolci are made from scratch in every single VAPIANO, sometimes even in the middle of the guest room in the glass manifattura. The dishes are prepared in the show kitchen, directly in front of the guest and "à la minute". This concept and a cosmopolitan ambience are VAPIANO's recipe for success. From Hamburg the idea quickly spread to the whole world. VAPIANO currently counts 186 restaurants in over 30 countries on five continents. For more information, visit www.vapiano.com. 

Hogan Lovells for Vapiano SE:


Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt (Partner), Dr. Susanne Lenz (Counsel), Dušan Stojković (Senior Associate), Sebastian Seibold (Senior Associate), Garrett Gunchick (Associate), Robert Lindner (Foreign Associate), Nona Naydenova (Business Lawyer (Univ.), Corporate/Capital Markets);

Tim Wybitul (Partner), Dr. Wolf-Tassilo Böhm (Senior Associate), Lukas Ströbel (Associate, Data Protection).


Dr. Erhard Keller ((Relationship)-Partner, IP);

Dr. Christoph Louven (Partner), Dr. Tim Gero Joppich (Partner), Dr. Anna Glinke (Counsel), Guido Brockhausen (Counsel), Charlotte Neubauer (Senior Associate), Dr. Sabine Ernst (Senior Associate), Carsten Bringmann (Associate, Corporate);

Dr. Heiko Gemmel (Partner), Anne-Svenja de Kiff (Associate, Corporate/Tax);

Alexander Wiese (Associate, Data Protection);

Enno Ruppert (Associate, Real Estate).


Dr. Lutz Angerer (Partner), Thomas Weber (Counsel), Dr. Benjamin Fekonja (Associate, Corporate).


John Basnage (Partner, Corporate/US-Law).


Pierre Reuter (Partner), Ariane Mehrshahi (Counsel, Corporate);

Gérard Neiens (Partner), Jean-Phillippe Monmousseau (Senior Associate), Grace Adelakun (Associate, Tax).


Steven M. Kaufman (Partner, Corporate/US-Law, Washington);

Henry D. Kahn (Partner, Corporate/US-Law, Baltimore);

Jeffrey J. Tolin (Partner), Catherine Chen (Associate, Tax, New York).

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