We are a German business law firm with a particular focus on advising on M&A and private equity transactions. In addition, we advise our clients on corporate law, including stock corporation and capital markets law.

Business-minded, Committed, Solution-Oriented

We combine first-class legal advice with a comprehensive economic understanding and are experienced negotiators. While working closely with our clients, we value clear communication and a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to deliver customized legal solutions.

Broad Expertise

Many years of professional experience in renowned corporate law firms · M&A lawyers in private equity houses · Sellside-Deals · Buyside-Deals · Carve-outs · Strategic M&A · Legal Due Diligence · Conversions · Mergers · Transitional Service Agreements · W&I – Post-M&A Disputes · Restructurings · Venture Capital · General Meetings · Public Takeovers · Distressed M&A · Ad-hoc Publicity · Management Participations · Joint-Ventures · Real Estate Transactions · Corporate Litigation · Capital Increases · Insolvency Law · Shareholder Agreements · Add-Ons · Sale- and Lease-Back · Vendor Loan · Earn-out · Corporate Governance

Transaction Focus

We have particular experience in M&A and private equity transactions, from the acquisition of medium-sized companies in Germany and Europe to the acquisition and sale of large international groups of companies, including complex carve-outs.

Due to our established network of national and international law firms, we are able to efficiently handle cross-border transactions.

Our Track Record

Transactions are the key focus of Massing Werner. Our broad transaction expertise ranges from private equity transactions to public M&A transactions in a national and international context. Due to the large number of transactions we have advised, we draw on a wealth of experience that enables us to represent our clients’ interests in a highly professional and effective manner.

In recent years, we have advised on well over 100 transactions, primarily in competitive processes – this experience sets us apart.

Transaction Selection

Deutsche Börse on the (majority) acquisition of Eurex
ThyssenKrupp on the sale of ThyssenKrupp Xervon to Remondis
Ardian on the acquisition of Schleich Group from HgCapital
Ergon Capital on the acquisition of Sausalitos from EQT
AURELIUS on the acquisition of Panasonic’s European Consumer Battery Business
Barclays on the sale of the BauBeCon portfolio
Zenium Data Centers on the acquisition of a data center
REEF Infrastructure / Borealis in the bidding process for Thyssengas
AURELIUS on the acquisition of VAG Group from Rexnord
AURELIUS on the acquisition of the Distrelec and Nedis Group from Dätwyler
Deutsche Börse on the planned merger with NYSE Euronext
AURELIUS on the sale of Solidus-Solutions to Centerbridge Partners
AURELIUS on the acquisition of Hellanor from HELLA
AURELIUS on the sale of GHOTEL Group to Artinvest
Körber AG on several M&A transactions
AURELIUS on the acquisition of Silvan Home Markets in Denmark
GSW Immobilien on the attempted acquisition of the BauBeCon portfolio
AURELIUS on the sale of Scandinavian Cosmetics to Accent Equity
Gregor Gerlach on the sale of Vapiano to Mayfair
Listed company on an ultimately aborted public takeover by a financial investor
Quantum Immobilien AG on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio
Advent International on the sale of Vinnolit to Westlake Chemical
Cinven on the acquisition of Heidelberger Leben
Calumet Photographic on the acquisition of Foto-Video Sauter
GHOTEL on the acquisition of Arcadia Hotel Group
TAG Immobilien AG on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio
Building Partners Group on the acquisition of B+P Gerüstbau
AURELIUS on the acquisition of ZIM Flugsitz GmbH