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Dr. Arend von Riegen

Global Co-Head of Financial Sponsors Group and Partner

Corporate and M&A

Our first port-of-call for public takeovers.

Client testimony, JUVE 2014/2015

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About Dr. Arend von Riegen

Arend focuses on high-profile and complex acquisitions and disposals, including public takeovers, carve-outs, take privates and exits for financial sponsors and other international investors.

Over the last 15 years, Arend has advised on more than 50 completed M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of €100bn. These include a large number of high-profile and, in some cases, award-winning transactions for clients across a wide range of industries and in many countries. He works with many of the firm's financial investor clients and his know-how includes in-depth experience in all aspects of private equity transactions.

He is known for advising clients on international transactions in a commercial, result-oriented and efficient manner.

Arend speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Advising Hellman & Friedman on (i) the public takeover offer for zooplus, the team-up with EQT and the subsequent delisting offer; (ii) on the acquisition of the digital marketplace AutoScout24 and Finanzcheck from Frankfurt-listed Scout24 AG, and (iii) on the sale of Finanzcheck by AutoScout24 to smava.
  • Advising Francisco Partners on the acquisition of a majority of the shares in Native Instruments Holding GmbH, the Berlin-based global leader in digital music creation software and hardware.
  • Advising investors on sale of flaschenpost to Oetker Group.
  • Advising Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone on public tender offer for Scout24.
  • Advising Blackstone on the acquisition of Schenck Process.
  • Advising TPG on its investment in Transporeon and the exit by way of a sale to Hg.
  • Advising Bridgepoint on the sale AHT Cooling Systems to Daikin.
  • Advising Nordic Capital on the formation of a leading European dental clinic group (acquisition of dental chains in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany).
  • Advising Midea on its public takeover of Kuka. Read more about the deal in our case study.
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group on its proposed merger with Deutsche Börse.
  • Advising One Equity Partners on its sale of Austrian Constantia Flexibles Group to French investment group Wendel.
  • Advising Celesio on its business combination with McKesson.
  • Advising Permira on the takeover of Valentino and Hugo Boss and subsequent exit by way of a number of block trade transactions.

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Hamburg, Germany (law and economics)

Awards

  • SoFFin, the German bank bailout fund, on stabilisation measures for various German banks, such as the stabilisation and takeover of Hypo Real Estate.
  • Permira on its public takeovers of Valentino and Hugo Boss.
  • UniCredito Italiano on its business combination with HypoVereinsbank.