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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); and EagleTree Capital on the acquisition and related financing of CORSAIR from Francisco Partners for $525 million.

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.


  • Charge Construct sold to ace GroupJones Day advised the shareholders of Charge Construct GmbH on the sale of their shares to the newly formed ace Group, which is part of the portfolio of EMERAM Capital Partners.
  • Spark Networks' German StaRUG plan confirmed in first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUG and U.S. chapter 15Jones Day is representing Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Blue Point-backed Next Level Apparel acquires StedmanJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company Next Level Apparel of Germany-based Stedman GmbH, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of premium casual and sportswear blank apparel for the printwear industry.
  • Karos takes over goFLUXJones Day advised Karos, French leader in carpooling services, in connection with its acquisition of goFLUX, the German carpooling app with a matching algorithm which determines a suitable meeting point for drivers and passengers.
  • Findos Investor sells Rhenoflex GmbH to Coats GroupJones Day advised Findos Investor GmbH in the €115 million sale of Rhenoflex GmbH, one of the leading global manufacturers of sustainable structural material solutions for the footwear industry, to Coats Group plc.
  • EcoVadis acquires ecotrekJones Day advised EcoVadis SAS, the purpose-led 27th French unicorn whose mission is to provide globally trusted business sustainability ratings, in connection with its acquisition of ecotrek, a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
  • Web Financial Group sells all its technology business to AllfundsJones Day represented Web Financial Group, S.A. in the sale of all its technology business to Allfunds, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry.
  • EagleTree Capital sells Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 millionJones Day represented investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital in the sale of Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 million.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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