SabineWeiss

European Counsel

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3867

As a U.S. attorney with more than 15 years of experience practicing in Germany, Sabine Weiss advises companies in U.S. and European M&A transactions. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries and provides advice on stock and asset purchases, divestitures, acquisition financings, and joint ventures. In addition, Sabine has significant experience in internal and governmental investigations for global clients in multijurisdictional proceedings, with a particular focus on high-profile matters in the automotive industry. She also has represented issuers and investment banks in global public offerings of debt securities and advises European clients regarding a range of U.S. securities law matters.

Sabine was recently involved in advising DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH, a subsidiary of La Poste S.A., in its acquisition of DPD Systemlogistic GmbH & Co. KG from a member of the Royal Mail Group Limited. Other recent representations include Mitsui Chemicals in its acquisition of the dental business of Heraeus Holding GmbH, Nexteer Automotive in connection with its successful Hong Kong IPO, and The Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of Becker Acroma SAS, a Swedish company with operations in more than 20 countries.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Sabine practiced in New York for several years, counseling U.S. and international clients in cross-border business combinations, with a particular focus on clients in the entertainment and media fields.

Experience

  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • DPD acquires DPD SystemlogistikJones Day advised DPD GeoPost (Deutschland) GmbH, a subsidiary of La Poste S.A., in its acquisition of DPD Systemlogistic GmbH & Co. KG from General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of Royal Mail Group Limited.
  • DBAG Fund VI acquires Huhtamaki Films for €141 million (US$175.7 million)Jones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, in the management buyout and related debt financing of Huhtamaki Films, a company active in the manufacturing and finishing of films that are mainly used for technical applications in the label, adhesive tape, hygiene, and health care industries, as well as building and construction, automotive, packaging, and graphic arts industries, for €141 million (US$175.7 million).
  • Nexteer Automotive Group completes IPO on Main Board of Hong Kong Stock ExchangeJones Day acted as a special counsel to Nexteer Automotive Group Limited, one of the world's leading steering and driveline suppliers, in connection with its global offering and listing of shares on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Glatfelter acquires Dresden Papier for €160 million (US$209 million)Jones Day advised Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, on its acquisition of Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd. for €160 million (US$209 million).
  • Goodrich merges with industrial conglomerate United Technologies for $18.4 billionJones Day advised Goodrich Corporation in its $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies Corp., marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry.
  • EDF acquires Italy's second-largest energy company Edison SpA in €3.8 billion (US$5 billion) dealJones Day advised Electricité de France SA ("EDF") in the acquisition of Edison S.p.A. ("Edison").
  • OHB Technology and ORBCOMM form joint venture for development and deployment of Automatic Identification System satellites and related infrastructureJones Day advised OHB Technology AG in its joint venture with ORBCOMM Inc. to build and launch two Automatic Identification System (AIS) enabled satellites.
  • Sherwin-Williams acquires Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, SwedenJones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in connection with the acquisition of Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden.
  • Stanley Works acquires Josef Attenberger and Chicago Steel TapeJones Day advised The Stanley Works in its acquisition of Josef Attenberger GmbH and Chicago Steel Tape GmbH from ABZ Verwaltungs-, Beteiligungs- und Handels GmbH.
  • Deutsche Bank, UBS and Nomura underwrite $1.5 billion global bond public offering by Landwirtschaftliche RentenbankJones Day represented Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura International plc, and UBS Limited as lead underwriters in connection with the public offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank of Global Benchmark, SEC registered $1.5 billion 3.65% Global Bonds due October 20, 2009.
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