Maximilian P.Krause


Munich +

Maximilian Krause has long-standing experience in dealing with national and international M&A transactions (acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures) as well as with domestic and cross-border business reorganizations.

Recently Maximilian advised Safran SA, a global equipment supplier in aeronautics and space, defense, and security, on German law matters in connection with the creation of a space launchers joint venture with Airbus Group (in particular, dealing with the development and manufacturing of the Ariane 6 launcher). Furthermore he was part of worldwide teams assisting The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its beauty brands to Coty Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. in the sale of Natural American Spirit to JT Group.

Maximilian regularly advises GfK SE, MAHLE GmbH, Tenneco GmbH, Boeing, Nordson Corporation, and Findos Investor GmbH as well as other industrial and private equity clients on corporate, transactional, restructuring, and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Maximilian worked for more than six years in the Munich, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf offices of another leading international law firm. During this time he represented numerous notable companies, including Siemens AG and Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in the carve-out, corporate restructuring, and subsequent disposal of various business lines worldwide. At that time Maximilian also advised on matters for Babcock & Brown, Barclays Private Equity (now Equistone), CBRE, Colony Capital, EWE, FTI Consulting, IK Investment Partners, IVG Immobilien, KKR, Linde, Mecom Group, Nokia Siemens Networks, Pioneer Investments, 3i Germany, UniCredit, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, and Volkswagen.


  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Solvay sells barium, strontium and sodium percarbonate businesses to Latour CapitalJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, on the combined sale of its technical-grade barium and strontium business in Germany, Spain and Mexico, and its sodium percarbonate business in Germany to Latour Capital.
  • Nordson sold screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
  • KWS and J.R. Simplot Company establish joint venture for hybrid potato breedingJones Day advised KWS SAAT SE in the formation of a joint venture company, Aardevo B.V., with J.R. Simplot Company to deliver top performing potato varieties through hybrid breeding.
  • Molex acquires Laird Connected Vehicle Solutions divisionJones Day advised Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, on its acquisition of the Connected Vehicle Solutions division of Laird Limited.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • Verizon sells its cloud and managed hosting service to IBMJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in the sale of its cloud and managed hosting service to International Business Machines Corporation.
  • 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.
  • Owens Corning acquires Pittsburgh Corning for approximately $560 millionJones Day advised Owens Corning in its approximately $560 million acquisition of Pittsburgh Corning, the world’s leading producer of cellular glass insulation systems for commercial and industrial markets.
  • Nordson acquires InterSelect GmbHJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of InterSelect GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems used in a variety of automotive, aerospace, and industrial electronics assembly applications.
  • MAHLE sells its industrial filtration business to Filtration GroupJones Day advised MAHLE in the sale of its industrial filter business to Filtration Group Corporation.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billionThe Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
  • Tenneco sells business related automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital PartnersJones Day represented Tenneco GmbH, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of exhaust systems to automotive manufacturers, in connection with its sale of the business related to the automotive production plant in Gijon, Spain to Quantum Capital Partners AG.
  • Reynolds American sells Natural American Spirit International businesses to JT Group for $5 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. in its $5 billion sale of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks, along with the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the U.S., to the Japan Tobacco Group of companies (JT Group).
  • VREP sells interests in ZMDI to IDT for $307 millionJones Day advised VR Equitypartner GmbH ("VREP), a joint subsidiary of DZ BANK and WGZ BANK, on the $307 million sale of all interests in Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) by Global ASIC GmbH ("Global ASIC"), family office Elber GmbH and Freistaat Sachsen (the Free State of Saxony) to a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ("IDT").
  • 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.