Mergers & Acquisitions


Our range of advisory services

For further information about our M&A practice Dr. Achim Glade is at your disposal at any time.



We offer our clients expert advice on the structuring as well as the negotiation and drafting of contracts in national and international M&A transactions and joint ventures.  

We provide comprehensive support for transactions ranging from acquisition of shareholdings in Germany to complex cross-border structures and advise – alongside structuring and negotiating – on all corporate and antitrust issues as well as on the control of foreign direct investments (FDI). With our "best-in-class" network, we also cover all other legal areas relevant for a transaction,  both nationally and internationally.

In the area of public takeover law, we assist our clients in voluntary takeovers, mandatory offers or in obtaining exemptions from offers.  Management boards and supervisory boards consult us when their company becomes the target of a takeover or in order to avoid such a situation.

For the formation of joint ventures, we develop and negotiate structures for our clients that are designed to facilitate constructive cooperation.

Selected matters on which we advised on

  • ABACON CAPITAL GmbH in connection with the announced takeover of Encavis AG by Elbe BidCoAG 
  • Crosby Group on the takeover of Feubo
  • Deutsche Fonds Holding GmbH on the acquisition of Assetando Real Estate GmbH
  • EUCON Holding on the sale of EUCON GmbH to private equity funds managed by HgCapital
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the acquisition of BauWatch from Nordian Capital
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the sale of shares in METRO AG
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in connection with the acquisition of the MediaMarktSaturn minority interest by CECONOMY AG
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the formation of a joint venture between CWS-boco and Rentokil Initial
  • Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the acquisition of the ROVEMA Group from HQ Equita
  • Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP on voluntary public takeover offer on AIXTRON SE
  • Mycronic AB on the acquisition of atg Luther & Maelzer
  • Provinzial Rheinland Holding in the merger of the insurance groups Provinzial Rheinland and Provinzial NordWest
  • Red Bull and RAUCH Fruchtsäfte on the acquisition of one of Europe's largest beverage bottling and logistics centers
  • ROVEMA on the acquisition of inno-tech Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
  • ROVEMA on the takeover of Hassia India
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc on the purchase of Gestra Group from the American Flowserve Group and on the sale of Hygromatik GmbH to CAREL Industries
  • Advice to Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband on the acquisition of shares in SCHUFA AG
  • Advising the Vion Group on the sale of three sites in Germany to various purchasers, including the Tönnies Group
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the sale of its 50% stake in ZF Lenksysteme GmbH to Robert Bosch GmbH