In our Transactions practice, we support national and international clients in M&A-Transactions of all kinds. This includes:

  • Acquisition and sale of enterprises or companies
  • Private Equity-transactions, including add-ons of portfolio companies, management-buy-ins (search funds) und management equity programs
  • Support of investors and founders in financing rounds, exits and other venture capital issues (e.g. ESOPs, convertibles)
  • Advising management in M&A-transactions
  • Joint Ventures, corporate transformations and restructurings
  • (Acquisition) Financings as well as
  • Post M&A disputes, Joint Venture disputes, etc.

The attorneys in our Transactions team all are long-standing experts in the field and know what counts for our clients: legal know-how, commercial awareness and creative solutions to ensure the transaction is completed successfully. As nowadays many M&A-Transactions have a cross-border angle, all our team members are fluent in English and we have built a reliable international network of ‘best friends’ firms whom we can call upon to the extent necessary.

Here are a few examples of our recent activities:

  • Advising media companies on the acquisition and sale of investments in the radio, print and TV sector
  • Advising a co-investor and manager in digital business on exit to a private equity fund and on re-investment as co-investor and manager
  • Advising industrial companies on the acquisition and sale of foundry companies
  • Advising several SMEs on restructuring their companies, including implementation of spin-offs, mergers, and changes to legal form, and provision of advice in connection with the participation of financial investors
  • Advising on the sale of an investment in a German company under foreign law of obligations (volume more than EUR 300 million)
  • Advising a co-investor on the sale of an industrial plant (volume more than EUR 200 million)
  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of owner-managed SMEs
  • Transformation of a German stock corporation into a Societas Europaea (SE)