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Stefan Schneider is a private equity and venture capital lawyer with more than 15 years of experience advising investors, businesses, and managers on complex domestic and multinational transactions. He advises on and negotiates buyouts and minority investments, early to late-stage financing rounds, mergers, divestments, carve-outs, shareholder agreements, management equity programs, and corporate reorganizations.

Stefan recently advised on Alliance Ventures' investment in The Mobility House AG, Eurazeo Growth's and Sofina's investment in Adjust, Cardinal Health's $6.1 billion acquisition of the patient product portfolio from Medtronic, Materion's €30 million acquisition of the high-performance materials unit from Heraeus, Heilind's acquisition of the MPS group, and a wide range of acquisitions and sales by Findos Investors. In the early-stage segment, Stefan advised btov Partners on its investments in Cybus and Synfioo; Hi Inov's investment in Styla, a consortium of Wellington; Andera (formerly EdRIP) and BioMed Partners on their investment in Tricares; Keep Nation's investment in Trademob GmbH; and Seventure on its investments in Testbirds and fromAtoB and investment in, and subsequent sale of, Tradoria. He also advises growth companies on corporate and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in May 2009, Stefan worked more than four years in the Munich and New York offices of a major U.S. law firm. He is a member of the Rechtsanwaltskammer München (Munich Bar) and the German Bar Association and its Firm Management Working Group.


  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • Rising Point Capital acquires Conco HoldingsJones Day advised Rising Point Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Conco Holdings, a provider of low-pressure, mechanical heat exchanger tube cleaning and non-destructive testing services.
  • EPH buys Nhow hotelJones Day advised Eastern Property Holdings (EPH), which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, in the acquisition of the shares of the owner of Nhow Hotel in Berlin-Friedrichshain, a Berlin design hotel with 304 rooms and a total area of 20,000 square meters.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • 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.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LumaSense acquired by Advanced EnergyJones Day advised LumaSense Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition by Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wellington Partners, Andera Partners, and BioMed Partners invest €22 million in TRiCaresJones Day represented Wellington Partners, Andera Partners, and BioMed Partners in connection with the €22 million (US$25.4 million) Series B financing round of TRiCares SAS, a French medtech company pioneer in the field of minimally invasive treatment of tricuspid regurgitation.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Gimv invests in Snack ConnectionJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its investment in Snack Connection B.V., a Dutch company specialized in purchasing, processing, mixing and packing nuts, kernels, seeds, subtropical fruits and related products.
  • Representative transactions prior to joining Jones Day:

    Advised Dura Automotive Germany in a secured lending matter.

    Advised Infor Global Solutions with respect to its corporate reorganization, corporate litigation, and a number of acquisition finance matters.

    Advised Monomoy Capital Partners regarding the acquisition of the Katun group.

    Advised a portfolio company of private equity investor Findos regarding the sale of a business branch.

    Advised a consortium of Goldman Sachs Private Equity, Cerberus, and Credit Suisse on the management equity program of a portfolio company.

    Advised private equity investor Gilde Buy-Out Partners regarding the acquisition of the Hofmann Menü Group from HgCapital.

    Advised private equity investor Findos regarding the acquisition of Ondal Industrietechnik GmbH and Tondeo-Werke GmbH from Wella AG.

    Advised private equity investor Bain Capital regarding the acquisition of the Ideal Standard Group for US$1.76 billion and represented Ideal Standard Germany in its corporate reorganization.

    Advised Sara Lee regarding the sale of its world-wide Branded Apparel Business to Sun Capital Partners.

    Advised private equity investor Oaktree Capital Management regarding the acquisition of the pan-european ice-cream business from Roncadin S.p.A. for €152.5 million and the establishment of a management equity program.

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