The Mühlhausen Local Court, presided over by Judge Fischer-Krieg, confirmed the insolvency plan in the self-administration proceedings of Holzapfel, a well-known meat producer and chain store in the region, in a ruling dated 8 May 2024. The creditors present at the voting meeting had previously unanimously accepted the insolvency plan explained orally by lawyer Philipp Brück.

After Fleischerei Holzapfel Thüringer Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH filed for insolvency in June 2023, self-administration proceedings were ordered and DiLigens partner Marcello Di Stefano, a specialist lawyer for insolvency and restructuring law, was appointed as administrator.

In addition to its modern production site in Oldisleben, the traditional butcher's store Holzapfel, which was founded in 1815, has eight branches in the region and employs around 85 people. The business, which enjoys an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally, was successfully continued during the course of the proceedings. As part of the continuation, various restructuring measures were implemented, including an adjustment of prices to the cost reality and the strategic expansion of sales, which had previously focused on supplying the company's own stores, to the catering and retail sectors.

The insolvency plan, which was drawn up by Hagen-based management consultants Uppenbrink und Collegen in consultation with the administrator, has now successfully concluded the restructuring process. Di Stefano, who was supported in his work by a team led by lawyer Robert Jödicke, is satisfied: "I am delighted that together we have succeeded in saving this traditional business, which reliably supplies the region with very high-quality meat products - including all jobs. The management and employees also played a significant role in this."