Athina S.Gaitanou

Associate

Francfort + 49.69.9726.3969

Athina Gaitanou's practice focuses on advising national and international clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity matters regarding the purchase or sale of corporate entities or shares, as well as general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2023, Athina was a legal solicitor at an international law firm in Stuttgart (Germany) and Birmingham (United Kingdom), where she advised clients on M&A and private equity transactions. She also worked at an organization that counsels companies on bilateral business developments in the United States and in Germany.

Expérience

  • Société Générale sells Société Générale Equipment Finance's (SGEF) activitiesJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of the professional equipment financing businesses operated by Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) to Groupe BPCE.
  • Valmet acquires process gas chromatography business of Siemens AGJones Day advised Valmet Oyj in the €102.5 million acquisition of the process gas chromatography business of Siemens AG.
  • Parmaco (member of Partners Group) acquires majority stake in mobispace GmbHJones Day advised Parmaco Oy, a portfolio company of Partners Group, in the acquisition of a majority stake (51%) in mobispace GmbH, a German company specializing in modular design and construction of sustainable wooden buildings.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • TotalEnergies acquires Quadra EnergyJones Day advised TotalEnergies SE in the acquisition of Quadra Energy GmbH.
  • GfK sells European Consumer Panel (GfK CP) business to YouGovJones Day advised GfK SE in the €315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business (GfK CP) to YouGov PLC, a leading international online research data and analytics technology group headquartered in the United Kingdom and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: YOU).
  • 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.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day is advising WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • OVHcloud acquires gridscaleJones Day advised OVHcloud, the European Cloud leader, in the acquisition of the German company gridscale, a software provider specialized in hyperconverged infrastructures.
  • Mahle sells its thermostat business to ADMETOSJones Day is advising Mahle GmbH in the sale of its thermostat business to ADMETOS, an owner-managed industrial holding and investment company for medium-sized businesses.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.