IvoPosluschny

Partner

Munich + 49.89.20.60.42.200

Ivo Posluschny has more than 20 years of experience in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly relating to Germany. He advises on mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, divestitures, and joint ventures and has considerable experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting private equity transactions and venture capital financing rounds. He also advises on transaction-related international arbitration proceedings and commercial litigation.

Ivo recently advised Phenomen Ventures in its participation on the $1.1 billion IPO of Delivery Hero; The Riverside Company on its investment in Impeo Software GmbH (Impeo); EagleTree Capital on the acquisition and related financing of CORSAIR from Francisco Partners for $525 million; and Celonis GmbH, a leading process mining company, in connection with its issuance of $27.5 million of Series A Stock in a private placement to Accel and 83North.

Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised financial investors such as Bain Capital in the acquisition of Süddekor Group and in the disposal of the Brenntag Group to BC Partners; Golden Gate Capital in the acquisition of Leica Microsystem's semiconductor equipment division and in the acquisition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software manufacturer Infor, including the representation of the takeover target in the subsequent rescission and appraisal proceedings; Findos Investor in the acquisition of Ondal Group Industrietechnik and Tondeo Group from Wella AG and in the subsequent disposal of the latter; as well as Audax Group, Madison Dearborn Partners, and MidOcean Partners.

Before joining Jones Day, Ivo practiced in London, Munich, and Berlin.

Experience

  • Celonis raises $290 million in Series C funding roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a Munich-based unicorn for process mining software, in connection with the US$290 million Series C financing round led by Arena Holdings and other U.S. investors based on a company valuation of US$2.5 billion.
  • Alliance Ventures invests in The Mobility HouseJones Day represented Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, in connection with its investment in The Mobility House AG, a technology company that provides a platform for integrating vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging, energy, and storage solutions.
  • Eurazeo Growth and Sofina invest $227 million in adjust GmbHJones Day advised Eurazeo Growth, one of the largest French PE/VC funds, together with Sofina SA (Belgium) on their $227 million first German minority investment as lead investor in adjust GmbH, Berlin.
  • Hi Inov participates in €4 million Series B financing round of Styla GmbH, BerlinJones Day advised Hi Inov Dentressangle in connection its participation in the €4 million Series B financing round of Styla GmbH alongside the existing investors Senovo Capital, Surplus Invest, and others to accelerate the further development of artificial intelligence in the field of content management.
  • Synfioo raises €2.5 million in Series A financing roundJones Day advised Synfioo GmbH, a developer of a transportation monitoring platform designed to predict route interferences and delays, in connection with its €2.5 million Series A financing round led by BFB Brandenburg Kapital, btov Industrial Technologies, and Senovo Capital.
  • btov Partners invests in CybusJones Day represented btov Partners in connection with its investment in Cybus GmbH, a provider of IoT gateway software.
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
  • Western Digital invests in CodasipJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its investment in Codasip GmbH, the leading supplier of RISC-V® embedded processor IP.
  • Abiomed invests in ProtembisJones Day advised Abiomed, Inc., a U.S. listed medtech company, in connection with its purchase of Series A Preferred Stock in a private placement by Protembis GmbH, a medical device start-up company based in Aachen, Germany.
  • Celonis raises capital in $50 million Series B roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a leading process mining company, in connection with its issuance of $50 million of Series B Stock in a private placement to Accel and 83North.
  • Riverside sells MNX Global Logistics to Audax Private EquityJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of MNX Global Logistics, a leading provider of time-critical logistics services for sensitive, high value goods, to Audax Private Equity.
  • Testbirds raises capital in Series B roundJones Day represented Testbirds GmbH, a provider of testing services of mobile and web applications by crowdsourcing, in connection with its issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and Bayern Kapital.
  • Seventure invests in Series B financing round of IDnowJones Day advised Seventure Partners in connection with its purchase of Series B Stock in a private placement by IDnow, a provider of identification and electronic signing products.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Airtech GroupJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of Airtech Group, a provider of specialized pressure technologies.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires German distribution businessJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Chauvet & Sons LLC, a developer and manufacturer of entertainment lighting products, of a German distribution business for its event lighting products.
  • Phenomen Ventures participates in $350 million IPO of HelloFreshJones Day represented Phenomen Ventures in connection with the $350 million initial public offering of HelloFresh SE, a leading global platform for meal kit services.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires CORSAIR for $525 millionJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance PC components, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, from Francisco Partners for $525 million.
  • Riverside invests in Impeo Software GmbHJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Impeo Software GmbH (Impeo), an add-on for its Fadata platform.
  • Phenomen Ventures participates in $1.1 billion IPO of Delivery HeroJones Day represented Phenomen Ventures in connection with the $1.1 billion initial public offering of Delivery Hero, a leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace.
  • Rhenoflex acquires distribution activities for products in China and VietnamJones Day represented Rhenoflex GmbH, a leading supplier of high-end shoe reinforcement materials and orthopedic parts to leading brands in the global footwear industry, in connection with the acquisition of distribution activities for its products in China and Vietnam from Taiwanese sellers by way of a mixed asset and share deal.
  • Additional Publications

    • November 2012
      Governance: Legal Guidelines For International Management Practice, Governance International
    • October 2011
      Governance International - USA, Governance International - Rechtsleitfaden für die Management-Praxis, Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag
    • October 2009
      Mehr Rechtssicherheit für Wandelanleihen, VentureCapital Magazin
    • 2004
      Aktiengesellschaft in: Business Transactions in Germany, 2. edition 2004

    Speaking Engagements

    • 22. Juni 2010
      Handelsblatt Jahrestagung Private Equity, Transaktionstrends – Neueste Entwicklungen bei der Risikoabwägung und- absicherung
    • 9. Juni 2010
      JDialog, Unternehmensfinanzierung: Strategien im schwierigen Marktumfeld
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