MartinSchulz

Partner

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For more than 18 years, Martin Schulz has represented strategic and private equity clients in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions and joint ventures ranging in size from several millions up to several billions of euros.

Martin has advised clients in many industries, including the automotive, manufacturing, technology, and online retail industries. Recently, he represented Fosun in the acquisition of FFT Group, a global supplier of manufacturing systems; Essilor in the acquisition of the Brille24 group, an online retailer of glasses and lenses; Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs, and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products; and Compagnie Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of 33.3 percent of the shares in HBPO Group held by Mahle GmbH to increase its overall stake to 66.6 percent.

Experience

  • Mister Spex successfully completed €65 million (US$71.7 million) financing roundJones Day advised an undisclosed investor in a €65 million (US$71.7 million) financing round of Mister Spex GmbH, Berlin, Europe's leading online retailer for eyewear.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sells 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.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • Essilor acquires Brille24Jones Day advised Essilor in the acquisition of 100 percent of Brille24 GmbH, one of the leading online retailers of optical products in Germany.
  • 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.
  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • 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).
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • 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.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners invests in MeonaJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH in connection with its investment in Meona GmbH, a Germany-based innovative clinical software leader.
  • FVB sold to TalanxJones Day advised the sole shareholder of FVB (Gesellschaft für Finanz- und Versorgungsberatung mbH) in the sale of 100 percent of the shares to Talanx Deutschland AG.
  • Hilti acquires Oglaend System GroupJones Day advised Hilti AG in its acquisition of Norwegian Oglaend System Group, a leading manufacturer of multidiscipline support solutions, cable ladders, cable trays and accessories for the oil and gas, infrastructure, shipbuilding, wind energy, water treatment, and clean room industries.
  • MAHLE sells its forging activities to Austrian Frauenthal GroupJones Day advised MAHLE in the sale of its forging activities, MAHLE Motorkomponenten GmbH, to the Austrian Frauenthal Group.
  • Voluntary public tender offer for all shares of GfK SE by KKR and shareholder agreement between KKR and GfK Verein resulting in joint shareholding of more than 95 percent in GfK SEJones Day advised GfK SE in connection with a voluntary public tender offer by Acceleratio Capital N.V., a holding company controlled by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with affiliates, "KKR") and a shareholder agreement between KKR and GfK Verein, GfK SE's majority shareholder.
  • MAHLE sells its industrial filtration business to Filtration GroupJones Day advised MAHLE in the sale of its industrial filter business to Filtration Group Corporation.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Polypore sells the Company to Asahi Kasei for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) in its definitive agreements for the sale of the Company to Asahi Kasei Corporation (TSE1:3407), through a U.S. subsidiary, for $60.50 per share in cash.
  • Polypore's Separation Media business sold to 3M for $1 billionJones Day advised Polypore International, Inc. on its $1 billion sale of its Separations Media business, which provides microporous membranes and modules for filtration in the life sciences, industrial, and specialty segments, to 3M Company.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 1, 2018
      How to produce a due diligence report suitable for warranty & indemnity insurance, 6th IBA European Corporate and Private M&A Conference
    • November 21, 2014
      Transactional Warranty Insurance – How it can facilitate your deal
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