Aderhold - Rechtsanwälte für Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsrecht

Mergers & Acquisitions

One stop solutions – we support during the entire transaction process

Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice group provides comprehensive support in national or international corporate transactions: From the moment when the very first contact is made, right through to the final integration of the target company. This practice group has many years of experience at its fingertips and is 100% focused on providing advice in all your M&A transactions. We support listed companies, medium-sized organizations, family-run companies, financial investors and family offices in buying and selling other entities. Our M&A practice group also supports mergers and joint venture projects and provides your management with help and advice in buy-out configurations, often in cooperation with M&A advisors from the corporate finance area – or with auditors, tax advisors or other specialized management consultants. As we are specialized in providing advice to medium-sized businesses, we know all about which specific requirements – and entrepreneurial expectations – need to be paid attention to. In “Distressed M&A”, we cooperate closely with our reorganisation/restructuring practice group.

Creating and upholding values

From a legal perspective, corporate transactions are extremely complex processes. Structuring them in such a way as to ensure they are legally trustworthy requires advisors who have been specialized for a very long time – advisors who have detailed knowledge of the sector and a wealth of international experience. We have this knowledge at our fingertips and always implement it with the best economic interests focused on the project. Our legal advice aspires to create and uphold values. In international transactions, we can pull on a proven network of associated law firms in all the major jurisdictions.

Main areas of focus of our M&A practice group:

  • Legal & tax due diligence
  • Support of bidding processes (auctioned sales)
  • Support of public tender offers for listed companies
  • Joint ventures/cooperations
  • Management buyouts, leveraged buyouts
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts (German/English)
  • Transaction structuring (legal and tax)
  • Post-merger integration

M&A - References

Here is an excerpt from the list of companies supported by our M&A practice group in recent years:

  • Acquisition of Unicorn Geld- und Wertdienstleistungen by ZIEMANN SICHERHEIT (2013)
  • Sale of Saltus Werke Max Forst to Atlas Copco (2013)
  • Merger of Carpartner Nord GmbH and Terstappen GmbH & Co. KG (2012)
  • Provision of legal advice to KiK, TEDi and Woolworth on the acquisition of Schlecker XXL and its Ihr Platz stores
  • Provision of legal advice to the SCHWING Group on a joint venture with XCMG (2011/2012)
  • Provision of legal advice to Adecco Holding, including the acquisition of atrias personalmanagement gmbh, the acquisition of Medic–Zeitarbeit GmbH and a joint venture project (2011)
  • Provision of legal advice to Euronet on the acquisition of the cadooz Group from Palamon (2011)
  • Support of a bidding process in connection with the sale of the Europart Group to Triton (2011)
  • Support of a bidding process in connection with the sale of the Keymile Group to Riverside on behalf of Hannover Finanz (2011)
  • Provision of legal advice to Deutsche Armaturen GmbH on the sale of Th. Jansen to London-listed IMI plc. (2011)
  • Provision of legal advice to Curt G. Joa Inc. on the acquisition of BIKOMA AG (2011)
  • Provision of legal advice to Masterflex AG on the sale of its e-bike division to TRIGINTA Capital (2011)
  • Provision of legal advice to Beluga Shipping on its participation in Oaktree Capital (term loan facility und equity) (2010)
  • Provision of legal advice to the insolvency administrator on the sale of Sunfilm AG (asset deal) to Schüco – international bidding process handled by the Jefferies investment bank (2010)
  • Acquisition of Woolworth’s business operations for a bidding consortium (Tengelmann Group and H.H. Holding) as a result of insolvency proceedings – international bidding process handled by the Rothschild investment bank (2009/2010)
  • Provision of legal advice to FrieslandCampina on the sale of its Elsterwerda plant to Odenwald (2010)
  • Provision of legal advice to the IFA Group on the acquisition of the Rotorion Group from Tognum / MTU – international bidding process handled by the Jefferies investment bank (2009/2010)


Prof. Dr. Lutz Aderhold
Prof. Dr. Lutz Aderhold
Bianca Böttcher
Bianca Böttcher, LL.M.
Leipzig Berlin
Claudia Epler
Claudia Epler
Patrick Klawa
Patrick Klawa, LL.M. oec.
Leipzig Berlin
Dr. Gunther Lehleiter
Dr. Gunther Lehleiter, LL.M.
Dortmund Leipzig
Ulrich Peters
Ulrich Peters, LL.M.
Jürgen Schemann
Jürgen Schemann
Dr. Thorsten Siepe
Dr. Thorsten Siepe
Dr. Barbara Wenker
Dr. Barbara Wenker
Dr. Matthias Wiese
Dr. Matthias Wiese
Toni Woitke
Toni Woitke
Juri Kessen
Juri Kessen
Dr. Jörg Heyer
Dr. Jörg Heyer
Maximilian Michelsen
Maximilian Michelsen

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