Mergermarket Germany Forum 2017

29-30 March 2017, InterContinental Hotel, Düsseldorf

Overall Legal Partner:

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Noerr

Noerr is one of the top European law firms with more than 500 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. We deliver real value to our clients by devising and handling the right solutions to complex and sophisticated legal matters. The Noerr difference is our unique combination of legal excellence, creative thinking, international experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors rely on us.

Interdisciplinary solutions

Together with our tax advisors, auditors and management consultants, we also develop sustainable solutions for finance and management by devising integrated solutions tailored to the specific requirements of our clients.

Industry know-how

We understand the businesses of our clients: our experts have extensive experience in the industries they advise. Our sector groups range from automotive, energy, banking & finance, and insurance to healthcare, real estate and retail.

International network

We guarantee top-level international legal advice with a network of top ranked “best friends” law firms all over the world. Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the leading network of independent law firms.

Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe

We are present with our own offices in all major capitals in Central and Eastern Europe. We regularly advise on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Eu-rope by investors from all over the world. With more than 100 professionals, we are one of the top law firms in the region.


Strategic partner:

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Livingstone Partners

Livingstone is an international mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Advisory firm completing 40 to 50 transactions each year, with deal values ranging from € 10m to € 250m plus. With offices in Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and China, Livingstone is one of few mid-market M&A boutiques with an integrated international infrastructure capable of delivering immediate access to buyers, investors and opportunities across three continents.

We deliver expert corporate finance advice and practical help to successful entrepreneurs, major corporations and private equity investors from around the world through our teams in Europe, the United States and China,

We focus on five core industries, with dedicated teams across our offices serving the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial and Media & Technology sectors, drawing from our experience of closing over 700 transactions.

We accompany clients on their journeys, delivering informed, expert advice and hands-on support on everything from raising growth capital, acquisitions and sourcing sustainable debt, to the ultimate exit by way of sale, buy-out or IPO.

Each of our five teams fulfills a vital role within Livingstone Partners’ cross-border capability, offering access to local investment banking expertise for vendors seeking access to international buyers and investors, and for international acquirers seeking access to US, European and Chinese targets.

Our ability to provide clients with a seamless infrastructure for transatlantic deals is unique in the mid-market and supported by an exceptional track record in completing cross-border transactions.

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Marsh & Mercer

Marsh and Mercer are wholly owned subsidiaries of Marsh and McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. We have more than 55 000 employees worldwide and an annual revenue exceeding $12 billion.

While Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting. We help clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk as well as advancing the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people.

Marsh M&A Practice Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A Practice is a dedicated global team of specialists focused on the risk and insurance issues in the context of transactions and that influence negotiations as well as the long-term financial success of a transaction.

Contact Marian Joraschkewitz, +49 69 6676 220, email: Marian.Joraschkewitz@marsh.com

Mercer’s M&A Expertise Mercer’s global M&A consulting business advises clients on people/HR-related issues in the context of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings, spin-offs, divestitures, start-ups, and business restructuring and transformations.

Contact: Ursula Weiszflog, +49 40 37692 518, email: Ursula.Weiszflog@mercer.com

Contact: Adam Rosenberg, +44 (0) 161 837 6556, email: Adam.Rosenberg@mercer.com

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Herter & Co

Herter & Co. is a leading independent German advisory boutique specialized in debt transactions with hubs in Frankfurt and London. Our team of professionals advises our clients on the structuring and raising of debt for occasions such as acquisitions, organic growth investments, refinancings and recapitalizations.

As M&A processes are getting increasingly competitive, the size and timely availability of an acquisition financing has become a key factor for buyers seeking an advantage over their competition.

For corporate buyers, structuring the financing for an acquisition in such a manner that it can remain in place for the long-term is often a challenge. This is due mainly to the complexity of large transactions and to the tendency of lenders to include numerous limitations in the credit agreement in order to protect themselves. We assist our clients in avoiding these hurdles, and in finding a favourable permanent financing structure. We do so by selecting the most suitable structure from the very beginning and by ensuring that a competitive financing process (where pricing is only one important item of many) runs in parallel to the acquisition.

To achieve best-in-class results for our clients, we draw on decades of experience supporting the successful execution of chosen strategies on large national and cross-border transactions, as well as on our strong relationships with all key industry players.

Our clients include public enterprises as well as family-owned businesses and financial investors. Please visit www.herter-co.de for more information or call us on 069 770 1991-0.

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Intralinks

“In 1996, Intralinks, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), pioneered the use of software-as-a-service solutions for business collaboration and transformed the way companies work, initially for the debt capital markets and M&A communities. Today, Intralinks empowers global companies to share content and collaborate with business partners without losing control over information. Through the Intralinks platform, companies, and third parties can securely share and collaborate on even the most sensitive documents – while maintaining compliance with policies that mitigate corporate and regulatory risk.

Intralinks Dealspace® is the most widely used deal management and virtual data room solution that supports all parties involved throughout the M&A lifecycle: from deal preparation through to marketing, due diligence, closing, and post-merger integration. Intralinks Dealspace enables financial advisors, legal advisors, and M&A and corporate development professionals to securely collaborate and share confidential information while maintaining complete control over content.

Intralinks Dealnexus® is the world’s largest M&A professional social network, used by over 8,200 firms, including private equity, financial advisory, corporates, and family offices, to originate and source acquisition opportunities and potential buyers for divestments.

Intralinks Fundspace® is the industry-leading platform used by Alternative Investment firms for fund raising and LP reporting.

Over 4.1 million M&A, legal, corporate development and private equity professionals at 99% of Fortune 1000 companies, investment banks, law firms and private equity firms have depended on Intralinks’ 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate transactions and business collaborations valued at more than US$31.3 trillion across all industries.

For further information, visit www.intralinks.com or on Twitter follow @Intralinks.

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NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch-Caribbean law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux region, with offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg as well as in London and New York.

International - While its practice is anchored in the Benelux countries, NautaDutilh works with a substantial number of clients involved in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and proceedings. The firm works on a non-exclusive basis with leading law firms throughout the world.

Industry Expertise - NautaDutilh is active in a wide range of industries including Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Energy & Natural Resources. Multidisciplinary teams keep our sector expertise up to date.

Full Service - NautaDutilh is characterised by its significant Banking & Finance, Corporate and Dispute Resolution capabilities, strengthened by extensive other practice areas such as Employment, IP and Taxation.

Snapshot M&A/Private Equity/Investment Management - The Benelux Corporate M&A team has a significant track record in public M&A and also in advising on buying and selling of domestic and international private companies and businesses. A specific area of expertise is supporting private equity transactions as well as setting up and (re)structuring investment institutions and other pooling structures.
The team also provides a broad range of advice on corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on corporate governance, reorganisations and international joint ventures.

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