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Dr. Matthias Grund, LL.M.

Practice Area Leader - Finance
Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499

Matthias Grund has extensive experience in national and international finance with a focus on syndicated lending, cross-border acquisition financings, project financings and real estate portfolio transactions (including related regulatory advice). Additional core areas of practice are corporate lending (including refinancing and restructuring), private and distressed debt and/or equity transactions and capital markets, including public M&A and bid financings (acting both for lenders and borrowers). He represents sponsors, corporations and financial institutions.

Matthias Grund is frequently mentioned by JUVE Handbuch 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2016/17.

He has also been one of the Practice Area Leaders of the firm’s global finance practice group since 2014.

Professional Background

Matthias Grund joined K&L Gates in August 2010. From 1999 to 2010, he worked with two international and national law firms in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London and New York. From 1998 to 1999 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Commercial and Company Law at the University of Bonn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1999 and qualified as a Specialist Lawyer (Fachanwalt) for Commercial and Corporate Law in 2006.

Professional/Civic Activities

Matthias Grund is a member of the working group committee on commercial and corporate law of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein) and was one of its founding members.

Additional Information

  • Specialist Lawyer for Commercial and Corporate Law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht), 2006
  • Advised a private equity investor as borrower on a €130 million syndicated financing of an acquisition of a German leading provider of education programs.
  • Advised a financial investor as lender in connection with the refinancing of a syndicated financing for a leading employment services provider in the amount of €105 million.
  • Advised the shareholder of a leading furniture manufacturer on a €115 million syndicated financing agreement.
  • Advised Tempus Capital in connection with its acquisition and a €80 million refinancing of BASLER Fashion Group.
  • Advised Robus Capital LLP on the purchase of a variety of debt positions from lending banks; sellers include Sal. Oppenheim and Nord/LB.
  • Advised Paragon Partners Group on the €30m financing of the submitted bid for the acquisition of Balder Group, a leading global provider of premium-quality, sophisticated plastics solutions.
  • Advised Warwick Capital Partners LLP on the bid for the purchase of claim in an amount of up to € 100m intended to be sold by creditors of the German wind farm group Prokon.
  • Advised Marathon on the acquisition of the Aberdonia loan portfolio (€590m nominal value; 82 properties in France, Germany, and Poland).
  • Advised Quebec-based Boralex Inc. on various financing matters, including a €280m syndicated financing for the acquisition of the French wind farm developer and operator Enel Green Power France SAS.
  • Advised the lender on a DIP financing for Windreich, the largest developer of offshore wind parks in the North Sea.
  • Advised a German biopharmaceutical company on a €275m syndicated loan.
  • Advised a leader in skin and beauty care on a €250m syndicated loan.
  • Advised a sponsor on the acquisition and refinancing of a €1.1bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a sponsor on financing the acquisition of a leading supplier of poles, masts and towers.
  • Advised a sponsor on the €241 million acquisition financing of a German based logistics group and its refinancing.
  • Advised a financial institution on the acquisition on a €2.5bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a financial investor on the acquisition of a €1.1bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a financial institution on a €50bn rescue financing.