MathiasRaabe

European Counsel

(T) 49.211.5406.5500

Mathias Raabe focuses his practice on the complementing areas of law that include asset management, investment law, and banking regulatory law and advising on financing transactions. He has advised initiators and promoters of financial products on the appropriate structures for investments, including the creation of investment funds, and on regulatory aspects, such as license requirements, own fund requirements, and questions pertaining to the distribution of financial products. Mathias also has substantial experience in real estate financings relating not only to individual real estate assets but to comprehensive real estate portfolios such as the multibillion dollar acquisition of the IVG office portfolio.

Mathias is active on the lender and the borrower side and has represented credit institutions, fund management companies, asset managers, and professional real estate investors on individual and syndicated financing arrangements (senior and mezzanine). In addition to finance and regulatory matters, Mathias works extensively on insurance law matters relating to the eligibility of financial products for the technical reserves (Sicherungsvermögen) of insurance undertakings. He also advises on a wide range of issues that arise in connection with securitizations of various asset classes.

Mathias began his career in the legal department of a hedge fund and later practiced at an international law firm in Luxembourg.

Experience

Gimv invests in Coolworld Rentals
Jones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.

UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billion
Jones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).

capsensixx completes IPO of Common Shares in Germany and Luxembourg
Jones Day advised capsensixx AG as issuer's counsel in its initial public offering of Common Shares in Germany and Luxembourg with a concurrent private placement in certain jurisdictions outside of the U.S. and subsequent listing of the entire share capital on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Hansteen disposes German and Dutch portfolio for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion)
Jones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the disposal of its German and Dutch property portfolios and real estate management business for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion) to entities owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. and M7 Real Estate (the "Buyer").

Goldman Sachs provides financing to Blackstone for acquisition of IVG office portfolio
Jones Day represented Goldman Sachs International, as mezzanine arranger, in connection with Blackstone's €3.3 billion (US$3.6 billion) acquisition of the IVG office portfolio.

Pandox acquires seven hotels in Germany, Austria, and Netherlands for €415 million (US$440 million)
Jones Day advised Pandox AB in connection with the €415 million (US$440 million) acquisition and related financing of seven hotels in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, from Invesco Real Estate European Hotel Real Estate Fund II FCP - SIP.

Pandox acquires 18 hotels in Germany for €400 million (US$437 million)
Jones Day advised Pandox AB in its €400 million (US$437 million) acquisition of 18 hotels in Germany with a total of 3,414 rooms.

CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires €350 million (US$400 million) European logistics portfolio
Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its investment in Pan-European Logistics Venture, a TH Real Estate investment fund, and the fund's simultaneous acquisition and financing of a portfolio of seven logistics assets: four in France, one in Germany, one in Holland, and one in Spain, for €350 million (US$400 million).

Hansteen refinances German real estate portfolio through two loan facilities with aggregate €343 million value
Jones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC, a European industrial REIT, in connection with the refinancing of its German real estate portfolio through two loan facilities in the aggregate loan amount of €343 million (US$472 million).

OM Group and subsidiaries refinance existing credit agreement and enter into new $350 million credit agreement
Jones Day represented OM Group, Inc., a technology-based industrial growth company, and its subsidiaries in the refinancing of its existing credit agreement which was replaced with a new $350 million revolving credit facility, with Euro denominated sublimits for revolver drawings and letters of credit.

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