Munich, 13 October 2022 - Goodwin has advised EMZ Partners on the financing of its investment in Wishcard Technologies Group. EMZ Partners, together with IK Partners and existing investor Oakley Capital, is investing in Wishcard Technologies Group, the leading provider of B2C multi-brand gift vouchers and B2B gift cards in the DACH region.
EMZ Partners and its co-investors will hold a minority stake and support Wishcard's continued growth with a joint focus on expanding its service and product offering and further international expansion.
Founded in 2014, the company quickly became the leading provider of B2C multi-brand gift vouchers and B2B gift cards in the DACH region and today offers one of the largest brand selections on the market with a network of over 500 highly regarded redemption partners, including Amazon, Google, Apple, IKEA and Zalando. Wishcard distributes its cards through a wide variety of sales channels, but especially through a network of more than 110,000 retail outlets, including Aldi, Rewe, Lidl, Edeka, Rossmann and MediaMarkt, as well as its own e-commerce shop, but also through direct sales to business customers. Since its foundation, more than 60 million vouchers have been delivered to B2B and B2C customers in the DACH region and in Italy.
Advisors to EMZ Partners: Winfried M. Carli (Partner, Finance), Oded Schein (Partner, Tax), Folko Moroni, Daniel Wagner, Katharina Kunze (all Associates, all Finance).