Significant transactions of the LSWF M&A team include advising:

  • Buss Global group on acquisition of container portfolio from insolvent Magellan Maritime Services GmbH
  • Norwegian investment bank Pareto Securities AS on joint venture with Ernst Russ AG
  • DSV group on several German small and midcap transactions and on post-closing restructuring (corporate and labor law)
  • VIVUM Corporate Real Estate on the structuring of its investment funds; on the acquisition of numerous portfolio assets; on various exits
  • Spudy Invest GmbH on indirect acquisition of ICR from UBS Deutschland AG
  • Max Schön GmbH on sale of HEPA Wälzlager GmbH & Co. KG to ZITEC group
  • Tchibo GmbH on sale of Tchibo Energy GmbH to Lichtblick SE
  • Shareholders of Hansaton group on dissolution of joint venture with a DAX30 joint-venture partner; on acquisition and disposal of certain foreign subsidiaries; on sale of Hansaton group to Sonova AG
  • Nordsee Offshore MEG I on joint venture with Deme (labor law, restructuring)
  • Management in tertiary buyout of Polytech-Domilens by Stirling Square Capital Partners
  • Ebro Foods GmbH on sale of German pasta business (Birkel, 3Glocken) to Italian-Swiss Newlat Group
  • Shareholders of Hauck & Aufhäuser Institutional Research AG on disposal of shares
  • RHJI on acquisition of BHF Bank AG (labor law and pension aspects)
  • Capital Stage AG on sale of 49 % interest in solar plant company to Google
  • LGT Foundation on sale of German LGT Bank to ABN AMRO (labor law, restructuring aspects) including pre-closing restructuring; on acquisition of BHF Bank AG
  • Managing partner of BCJ Best Job Consulting on sale to Gess, a portfolio company of Capiton
  • Owners of Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG on sale to Axel Springer AG
  • Management in buyout of cadooz AG by Palamon Capital Partners
  • ZERTUS on sale of wholly owned subsidiary Theodor Kattus to Fuchs Gewürze Group
  • Granville Baird on exit of Florida based portfolio company Apptimum to Microsoft
  • Sulo, a portfolio company of private equity investors Apax and Blackstone, on acquisition of Cleanaway from Australian conglomerate Brambles
  • Apollo Management on merger of cable TV operators Unity Media and Iesy with Telecolumbus (held by BC Partners)
  • ZERTUS on acquisition of Dextro Energy from Unilever
  • Gruner + Jahr on the acquisitions of several businesses including chefkoch.de.
  • Management in buyout of Miles International by MPC and Hannover Finanz
  • ZERTUS on acquisition of Pulmoll from Royal Numico
  • Granville Baird on acquisition of Hahl Groupon acquisition of mobile.de
  • Management on secondary buyout of Phoenix Xtra Print GmbH by BPE
  • G+J Multimedia Ventures GmbH on acquisition of handy.de; on joint ventures concerning Berlinonline.de and berlin.de
  • Liberty Media on attempted acquisition of TV cable operator Telecolumbus group