Noerr top of M&A league tables in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe – also leader in the DACH region
Noerr is the most instructed transaction law firm in Germany and in Central and Eastern Europe; Noerr is also once again at the top of the rankings in the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland (referred to as the “DACH” region). This is illustrated by the latest six-monthly figures published by the financial information services providers.
These results make Noerr one of the leading law firms in the field of mergers and acquisitions with the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group led by Florian Becker (Munich) and Alexander Hirsch (Düsseldorf).
The advisors in Noerr’s Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity practice groups advised on by far the largest number of transactions in Germany (a total of 38) according to the recently published Bloomberg rankings. Noerr is also one of the top-ranking firms in the Mergermarket and Refinitiv Mid-Market league tables for Germany, coming in second place.
According to Mergermarket’s analysis, with 31 transactions Noerr is also in first place for M&A advice among law firms based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Noerr also assisted in the most transactions in Central and Eastern European during the first half of 2020. The firm has its own offices in Budapest, Bratislava, Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw in the region. Noerr is at the top of the regional Mergermarket rankings with eleven transactions, and also features as one of the leading advisors in Central and Eastern Europe in the Bloomberg and Refinitiv Mid-Market league tables.
Some of the transactions Noerr advised on in the first half of 2020 include:
- AEQUITA on the acquisition of the Willi Elbe Group
- Volkswagen Financial Services on Volkswagen AG’s involvement as a new investor in heycar
- RIB Software SE on the public takeover bid by Schneider Electric
- Panasonic on the sale of Vossloh-Schwabe
- Schwarz Group on the takeover of parts of the ice cream production of dairy group DMK and the takeover of the Real supermarkets by Kaufland
- Kaufland on the acquisition of the online marketplace real.de
- PreZero (Schwarz Group) on the acquisition of the Polish environmental services company Komart
- US investor Avista Capital on the acquisition of a 50 per cent share in Vision Healthcare
- AURELIUS on the takeover of two business units from the major US corporation Woodward, Inc.
- Condor on the airline’s reorganisation as part of German “protective shield proceedings”, the planned takeover of Condor by Polska Grupa Lotnicza (PGL) and the second rescue after the takeover was called off by PGL as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
- Bauer Media on the acquisition of Mediengruppe Mitteldeutsche Zeitung and the sale of its Russian publishing business and Polish Interia Group