Noerr continues its successes with M&A transactions
The law firm Noerr has further improved its leading position on the German M&A market. In international transactions too, the law firm is increasingly prominent according to the results of the leading financial information services mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.
In the recently published mergermarket German annual rankings, Noerr with 35 transactions, continues to hold 6th place. By transactions with German targets, Noerr is in 4th place. The law firm has progressed significantly in the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg rankings, in the case of the Bloomberg ranking list of M&A legal advisors now at 8th (last year: 18th) and that of Thomson Reuters, 5th (no data from last year).
In the past year, Noerr M&A experts continued to contribute to the success of significant transactions – including at international level as shown for example by the mergermarket ranking in the Top 10 law firms in Poland. The law firm again demonstrates its particular ability in dealing with M&A deals in regulated industries. Outstanding cases included advising
- Deutsche Telekom on its largest acquisition in Europe in the past three years (the takeover of the telecommunications provider GTS Central Europe)
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on the worldwide amalgamation of the thermal power station divisions of MHI and Hitachi
- ABN AMRO/Bethmann Bank on the acquisition of the German private banking business of Credit Suisse Deutschland
- GBW on the takeover by a consortium led by Patrizia AG (with a volume of 2.5 billion Euro the largest German real estate transaction of the past five years)
- CA Immo on the sale of the “Hesse Portfolios” to the PATRIZIA Group
- Advising UniCredit on the sale of parts of its private equity portfolio to SwanCap Opportunities Fund SCS-SIF and advising UCB on its participation in the new SwanCap investment and asset management platform.
- Veolia on the sale of its interest in the Berliner Wasserbetriebe
- Pfleiderer on the sale of the Pergo Group to Mohawk and the Russian business to Ikea
- The selling Zalando shareholders on the entry of the BESTSELLER Group
- Insight Venture Partners on the sale of the travel information portal trivago to the worldwide largest online travel agency Expedia