Maximilian Krause has in-depth experience handling major national and international M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions (acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, corporate transformations, financing rounds) as well as domestic and cross-border business reorganizations. He advises leading industrial clients, investors, and portfolio companies on corporate, transactional, and restructuring matters and coordinates the multiple aspects of complex deals for them.
Maximilian's recent representations include advising SAP on a joint venture with Dediq in the financial and insurance sector (volume approximately €500 million); the acquisition by STERIS of Cantel Medical for US$3.6 billion; the sale by Solvay of its barium, strontium, and sodium percarbonate businesses to Latour Capital; the sale by Verizon of its cloud and managed hosting service to IBM; the sale by Cardinal Health of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman (approximately US$1 billion); a joint venture between Safran and Airbus Group regarding the development of space launchers (e.g., Ariane 6); and the sale of Procter & Gamble's beauty brands to Coty for US$12.5 billion. Maximilian regularly advises KWS SAAT, MAHLE, CBRE, Koch Industries, Tenneco, Boeing, GfK, Findos, and Nordson.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Maximilian worked in the Munich, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf offices of another leading international law firm. During this time he represented numerous notable companies, including Siemens and Haniel in several large carve-outs, restructurings, and disposals of various business lines worldwide. He also advised Volkswagen, Linde, KKR, Nokia, EWE, 3i, UniCredit, Barclays PE (now Equistone), Colony Capital, FTI Consulting, IK Partners, IVG, VSS, Mecom, and Pioneer Investments.
- Higher Regional Court of Munich (Second State Examination 2005); Universities of Munich (First State Examination 2003), Geneva, Lausanne, Freiburg/Br., and Mainz; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI), Geneva (1999-2000); Legal internship with an international U.S. law firm in New York City (1998)
- Federal Republic of Germany
Legal 500 Germany: recommended for transactions and restructuring
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany: listed for M&A
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