Experience

  • M&A/Private Equity

    • TPG Capital in its takeover of the existing assets of the Abraaj Group’s $1 billion Global Healthcare Fund.
    • Pitney Bowes in the sale of its global production mail business to Platinum Equity.
    • Dover Corporation in its acquisition of Germany-based Ettlinger, a leading manufacturer of filtering solutions for the plastics recycling industry.
    • VINCI Energies in its acquisition of Horlemann Group.
    • Helios Investment Partners in the formation of a joint-venture with GBfoods targeting the African fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, creating one of Africa's largest FMCG groups, operating in 30 African countries, including leadership positions in Nigeria and Ghana.
    • Helios Investment Partners in its sale of a minority stake in Interswitch to TA Associates. Helios Investment Partners remains the majority shareholder following the transaction.
    • Belectric in its sale of Belectric Solar & Battery to Innogy.
    • A leading manufacturer of comprehensive drive technology based in Japan, in its €165 million acquisition of a motors and actuators business and other M&A transactions in Germany.
    • Hanwha SolarOne in its $2 billion acquisition of Hanwha Q CELLS.
    • MAG Group in the sale of its subsidiary MAG IAS, including its French subsidiary Forest Liné, to Fives Group.
    • Helios Investment Partners in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Interswitch, Nigeria’s largest electronic transaction switching and payment processing service provider, from several Nigerian banks.
    • Dover Corporation in the asset purchase of Genesis Europe, a sales and distribution business for heavy tools in the scrap and demolition industry.
    • Ripplewood in its €532 million sale of AEG Power Solutions to Germany1 Acquisition.
  • Finance

    • PJSC Polyus and its indirect subsidiary Polyus Finance in the listing of bonds on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Stuttgart Stock Exchange.
    • Haversham in the debt financing aspects of its approximately £1.2 billion acquisition of British Car Auctions.
    • Beximco Pharmaceuticals in its Euler Hermes covered ECA financing of up to $52 million, with BHF-Bank as lender.
    • SPIE in the €2.16 billion refinancing of its existing debt.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group, one of the world’s leading industrial packaging companies.
    • Reynolds Group in the $3 billion senior secured and unsecured notes issuance and $2.02 billion term loan senior secured financing to finance its $6 billion acquisition of Pactiv.
    • Fritz Dräxlmaier in two separate private placements of senior notes to U.S. institutional investors with an aggregate amount of $750 million.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America and other institutional investors in several separate U.S. private placement transactions as purchasers of notes issued by German and European companies with a combined value of over €1 billion.
    • MAG Industrial Automations Systems and its subsidiaries in the $200 million refinancing of their existing U.S. and European credit facilities.
    • Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. in its secured credit facility for CHF325 million.
    • Kering in the financing aspects of its €5.3 billion acquisition of the Puma Group.
    • Webasto, one of Germany's major automobile parts suppliers, in its €250 million syndicated loan facility.
  • Internal Investigations/Compliance

    • A large Germany-based manufacturing company in a compliance review and internal investigation of global sales intermediaries.
    • An international public-listed services company in an internal investigation and compliance review of its German group companies.
    • A leading European retail company in the assessment of its compliance management system in Germany.
    • A Dax 30-group company relating to issues of corporate governance and internal audit.
    • Siemens in an internal investigation to determine whether anti-corruption regulations had been violated and in an independent and comprehensive assessment of the compliance and control systems at Siemens.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 1995, LL.M.
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 1989, First State Examination

Languages

  • English
  • German