MarkusLedwina

Of Counsel

Munich + 49.89.20.60.42.200

Markus Ledwina is qualified as a lawyer in three jurisdictions and advises clients in cross-border M&A projects, business restructurings (in and out of court and in formal insolvency proceedings), and private equity transactions.

Representative projects include: SAP's sale of its content as a service (CaaS) business to Verisk, Nissan Motor Co. in connection with the global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its subsidiaries resulting from worldwide recalls of PSAN airbag inflators, HOERBIGER's acquisitions of Deublin Company and a majority stake in Ragsol AG, The Timken Company and its acquisition of BEKA Lubrication, ACI Worldwide's acquisition of electronic payment solution provider PAY.ON, Cardinal Health's acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, and The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and its acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA. Additional representations include: MAHLE's acquisition of Delphi's thermal division, as well as the sale of MAHLE's industrial filtration business and its forging activities, and Compagnie Plastic Omnium and its investment in Swiss Hydrogen SA. Markus also frequently represents The Riverside Company, Nordson Corporation, and International Automotive Components Group, S.A.

Markus is a member of the German Bar, the State Bar of California, the Law Society of England & Wales, the German-American Lawyers' Association, the German-British Lawyers' Association, and Phi Delta Phi — Richard v. Weizsäcker Inn.

Markus is co-editor-in-chief of C.H.Beck's publication Corporate Laws of the World (Gesellschaftsrecht des Auslands in Einzeldarstellungen), a comprehensive handbook covering the corporate law regime in more than 40 jurisdictions.

Experience

  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners sells portfolio company MEONA to Trill ImpactJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH, one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region, in the sale of its portfolio company MEONA, an innovation leader for clinical software, to the private equity firm, Trill Impact.
  • Verizon acquires incubed ITJones Day advised Verizon Communications, Inc. in its acquisition of incubed IT, the creator of a software platform providing autonomous navigation tools to administer, manage, and optimize mixed fleets of robots in industrial settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • HOERBIGER acquires majority stake in RAGSOL GmbHJones Day advised the HOERBIGER Group in its acquisition of a majority stake in RAGSOL GmbH, an Austrian oil and gas solutions provider.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • 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.
  • Nordson acquires Optical Control GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Optical Control GmbH & Co. KG, a German designer and developer of high speed, fully automatic counting systems utilizing x-ray technology.
  • SAP sells Content as a Service (CaaS) business to VeriskJones Day advised SAP SE in the sale of its Content as a Service (CaaS) business, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Content (ERC) and Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Documentation (ERD) teams and data assets to Verisk, a leading data analytics provider.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • Ratioparts joins Riverside's Arrowhead platformJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing, with co-investor Investcorp, of Ratioparts, an add-on to the Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead) platform.
  • Compagnie Plastic Omnium acquires 33.3 percent in HBPO joint venture and increases its overall stake to 66.6 percentJones Day advised Compagnie Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of 33.3 percent of the shares in HBPO Group held by Mahle GmbH for an enterprise value of €350 million (US$431 million).
  • Compagnie Plastic Omnium acquires Swiss Hydrogen SAJones Day advised Compagnie Plastic Omnium in its investment in Swiss Hydrogen SA, a Swiss-based company, specialized in the design and production of solutions for the management and control of energy in fuel cell systems dedicated to mobility.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners invests in E.careJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH in connection with its investment in E.care bvba, a developer of software supporting patient treatment processes in hospitals.