Dr. PhilippGrzimek


Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Philipp Grzimek has provided legal service to clients in mergers and acquisitions, specifically matters involving real estate, energy, and health care transactions, both for financial sponsors and for strategic clients. He also regularly advises on general corporate law, in particular regarding joint venture agreements, corporate restructurings, and cross-border structures (cross-border mergers, European Public Limited Companies).

Philipp has advised clients such as Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Xio Group, Merck KGaA, Publicis Groupe S.A., Total S.A., DJO Global, and FBH Frankfurter Beteiligungsberatung on a number of transactions. Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised Merck KGaA on various transactions, including the sale of a business unit to BASF SE, and FBH Frankfurter Beteiligungsberatung on the acquisition of Technical Plastic Systems GmbH from Gerresheimer Group. He also advised financial sponsors such as HgCapital, Terra Firma, and Permira and corporate clients such as ING Real Estate, Storch-Ciret Group, and Hanwha Solar.

Philipp contributed a section on squeeze-out regulations to a legal textbook on the German takeover law by Angerer/Geibel/Süßmann (3rd edition, 2017). He is member of several boards, including the legal advisory board (Rechtsbeirat) of the BVK Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften (Federal Association of German Financial Sponsors).


  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • PolyOne to acquire Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sold investment in InfianaJones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the auction sale of the portfolio company Infiana Group GmbH and indirectly all of its subsidiaries to funds advised by Pamplona Capital Management.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Reifen Krieg Group acquired by European FinTyre Distribution LimitedJones Day advised the current owners of Reifen Krieg on the disposal of privately held Reifen Krieg Group, a leading full-range tire wholesaler in Germany, to European FinTyre Distribution Limited ("EfTD").
  • Reifen-Müller acquired by Hankook TireJones Day advised Reifen-Müller on the sale of the company, one of Germany's largest and independent tire wholesalers and retailers, to Hankook Tire.
  • Plan B 17 GmbH completes MBO of Reflex GmbHJones Day represented Plan B 17 GmbH in connection with the management buyout of Reflex GmbH, a Berlin-based native marketing company for online and offline advertising in Germany’s B2B sector.
  • Management of Stürtz Maschinenbau sells majority stake to CGS ManagementJones Day acted as counsel to the management of Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH, a developer and producer of individual machines and complete automation systems for the fabrication of PVC windows with its U.S. subsidiary, in connection with its sale of a majority stake to CGS Management, a Swiss private equity firm.
  • Hansteen disposes German and Dutch portfolio for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion)Jones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the disposal of its German and Dutch property portfolios and real estate management business for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion) to entities owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. and M7 Real Estate (the "Buyer").
  • Materion acquires Heraeus' target materials businessJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $30 million acquisition of the principal portion of the high-performance target materials business of the Heraeus Group.
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö sells its Osnabrück subsidiary to Kämmerer Paper Holding GmbHJones Day advised Ahlstrom-Munksjö Corporation, a listed Nordic company, in its divestiture of its German subsidiary with operations in Osnabrück to Kämmerer Paper Holding GmbH.
  • Aurora Resurgence portfolio company acquires Karl Höll GmbHJones Day represented Aurora Resurgence in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Alltub Group, a producer of collapsible aluminum tubing, of Karl Höll GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of collapsible aluminum and laminate tubes.
  • 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.
  • Amdocs acquires Comverse BSS assets for $272 millionJones Day acted as European counsel to Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions, in the acquisition of a substantial majority of Comverse's business support systems (BSS) business unit assets, including its converged, prepaid, postpaid, and Kenan billing assets, for approximately $272 million in cash.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Harry Moss International completes sale of Audioline to Quantum Capital PartnersJones Day represented Harry Moss International Ltd. in connection with the sale of Audioline GmbH, a manufacturer of telecommunications products and wireless solutions, to Quantum Capital Partners AG.
  • PLDS Germany GmbH sells business units to Magna International Inc.Jones Day advised PLDS Germany GmbH in its sale of the head-up display and electronic components business units in Wetzlar, Germany and the ultrasonic sensor business in Hsinchu, Taiwan to Magna International Inc.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
  • DBAG Fund VI acquires Huhtamaki Films for €141 million (US$175.7 million)Jones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, in the management buyout and related debt financing of Huhtamaki Films, a company active in the manufacturing and finishing of films that are mainly used for technical applications in the label, adhesive tape, hygiene, and health care industries, as well as building and construction, automotive, packaging, and graphic arts industries, for €141 million (US$175.7 million).
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