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Dr. Franz Schaefer, LL.M.

ATOS Group is a private equity-held enterprise that owns several hospitals which offer medical services in the area of orthopaedical treatments.
OSRAMContinanetal is a 50./.50 joint venture by OSRAM and Continental Group which was aimed at designing, manufacturing and distributing products in the automotive lighting industry.
Digital+ is a private equity fund that is aimed at implementing strategic minority investments in mature start-ups that are active in the digitalization area (e.g. offering of cloud-based solutions) and have a proven business model
Nemetschek SE ist an MDAX listed software company. Succession planning on the part of the family shareholders - based on a complicated, partially also tax-driven reorganization og the holding structure - would trigger obligation for a mandatory tender offer bid at the level of the publicly listed target company. This made it necessary to file for an exemption order (Befreiungsantrag)
Accompanying of AGM, transaction-related advice with respect to several strategic acquisitions and sales, formation of a joint venture in the area of digital printing machines, advice on company's largest group-internal restructuring, commercial law advice
Transformation of ultimate parent company into a holding entity by carving-out four independent business units (largest restructuring since going public).
Sale of business unit “Clean Air Business” to Dürr AG.
Sino-German United AG, a publicly listed subsidiary of Sino-German Ecopark Group (Qingdao-based).
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a Nasdaq-listed provider of typefaces
Quantum Capital Group, a Munich-based financial investor regarding several portfolio transactions
Acquisition of majority stake in Kammann Machinenbau GmbH.
Acquisition of Spanish die cutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A.
Acquisition of majority stake in Italy-based Flexotecnica S.p.A.
Digi+ Partners, a German growth equity fund, with respect to their participation in Price f(x) AG (active in the development of specialized pricing software).
OSRAM Continental Group, a new joint venture formed by OSRAM AG (MDAX-listed) and Continental AG (DAX-listed) in the automotive lighting business, on major restructurings with respect to their international subsidiaries, as well as on corporate governance issues.
Accompanying of AGM, transaction-related advice with respect to several strategic acquisitions and sales, formation of a joint venture in the area of digital printing machines, advice on company's largest group-internal restructuring, commercial law advice
AGM-related advice, including advice with respect to activist shareholders and compliance with proxy adviser recommendations.
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