Dr. ThomasBerg

Counsel

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Dr. Thomas Berg has spent 15 years focusing on real estate transactional matters and real estate financing. In the real estate sector, he has extensive experience in the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, e.g, retail buildings, light industrial and logistics properties, hotels, and shopping centers. Thomas advises international investors, mainly from the United Kingdom and the United States, on all aspects of their investments in German real estate, including related commercial agreements, such as property management agreements, and collaterals (creation of land charges, global assignment agreements, and pledges of shares). He also has extensive commercial leasing experience.

Thomas also has significant experience in the area of cross-border compliance investigations and recently was a member of a large multinational cross-border investigation in connection with proceedings initiated by U.S. and German regulatory and law enforcement authorities.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Thomas practiced for four years at an international law firm in Warsaw. Since joining Jones Day in Munich, he continues to advise on Poland-related cross-border matters, including private equity and share and asset transactions, and in the areas of real estate and commercial leases.

Experience

  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • OEConnection Holdings acquires Clifford Thames GroupJones Day advised OEConnection Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Clifford Thames Group, a leader in automotive data creation and management with operations in Europe, the U.S., India, and Australia.
  • RPC Group acquires Global Closure Systems for €650 million (US$715.8 million)Jones Day advised RPC Group PLC in its €650 million ($715.8 million) acquisition of GCS Group, a leading global manufacturer and provider of closures and dispensing systems.
  • Pandox acquires 18 hotels in Germany for €400 million (US$437 million)Jones Day advised Pandox AB in its €400 million (US$437 million) acquisition of 18 hotels in Germany with a total of 3,414 rooms.
  • Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels acquires K+K Hotels GroupJones Day advised a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels, a leading hospitality investment and management company, in its acquisition, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring of the K+K Hotels group, which owns a portfolio of ten boutique hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Bucharest.
  • GfK sells animal and crop health divisionJones Day is representing GfK SE, a market research provider, in connection with the sale of its global animal and crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the current management.
  • Blackstone Group acquires Ideal Shopping Direct from InflexionJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion.
  • Solvay divests its PCC business to ImerysJones Day advised Solvay in the divestiture of its PCC (precipitated calcium carbonates) business to Imerys.
  • OM Group acquired by Apollo Affiliated Funds for $1.03 billionJones Day advised OM Group, Inc. in its acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, for $34.00 per share in cash, or approximately $1.03 billion.
  • Blackstone Group acquires Clover portfolio from Real I.S. AGJones Day represented real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group in connection with their acquisition of the pan-European, multi-sector Clover portfolio from Real I.S. AG, the real estate fund and asset manager of Landesbank BayernLB.
  • Mahle acquires thermal division from Delphi Automotive for $727 millionJones Day advised Mahle GmbH in the acquisition of the thermal division of automotive supplier Delphi PLC for $727 million.
  • Heilind Electronics acquires MPS GroupJones Day advised Heilind Electronics in its acquisition of MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
  • Electrical Components International acquired by KPS Capital PartnersJones Day advised Electrical Components International ("ECI") in its acquisition by a newly formed affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP.
  • Nordson acquires Kreyenborg Group's polymer processing companiesJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.
  • Riverside completes sale of portfolio company Digital Technology International to Vista Equity PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of portfolio company Digital Technology International, a leader in the newspaper publishing software industry, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • XAnge Private Equity acquires stake in StuditempsJones Day advised the French venture capital firm, XAnge Private Equity, S.A., in the acquisition of a minority interest in Studitemps GmbH.
  • Tata Technologies subsidiary acquires Cambric CorporationJones Day represented Tata Technologies SPV Inc., a subsidiary of Tata Technologies Inc., in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Cambric Corporation, a global provider of engineering solutions to Fortune 100 motor vehicle, powertrain, and heavy equipment manufacturing companies.
  • Hansteen acquires German assets of EIP FundJones Day advised Hansteen Limited in its acquisition of the German assets of the EIP Fund.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • März 2019
      Compliance in der Immobilienwirtschaft - Internal Investigations, Jones Day Workshop
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