Adriane U.Sturm


Monaco di Baviera +

Adriane Sturm's practice focuses on private equity transactions, cross-border M&A transactions, and advising clients in connection with complex commercial contracts.

Notable representations include serving as SAP's lead counsel in connection with establishing a joint venture developing solutions for the financial services industries, advising Solvay in selling its barium and strontium business including a joint venture with Chemical Products Corporation (CPC), and advising Safran on the formation of a joint venture with Airbus.

Adriane has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, which began when she acted for several years as "quasi in-house counsel" for a large tier 1 supplier, where she learned the automotive business from scratch. She continues to advise companies such as Aptiv, Daihatsu, Hino Motors, Hoerbiger, IAC, IBIDEN, Koch Industries, Mahle, Plastic Omnium, OEConnection, Tenneco, and Toyota in M&A transactions and in negotiating material commercial contracts, cooperation agreements, and settlements. During the past 20 years, she has handled negotiations for clients with most of the car manufacturers and large tier 1 suppliers.

Other companies for which Adriane has worked on substantial matters include ACI Worldwide, Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion, Bayer, Bunge, Cerberus, Credit Suisse, ERICO, Ferro, Goldman Sachs, Harris, Hitachi, Merz, Morgan Stanley, Neoware, Newell Brands, Nordson, NVIDIA, Parker Hannifin, The Riverside Company, sanofi, SAP, Safran, Solvay, Thales, Twilio, The Boeing Company, USG, and Wittur.

As counsel to software, pharma, and chemical companies, Adriane also has significant experience in transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property, particularly in the software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and chemical industries.


  • 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.
  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day advised Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • Arrowhead Engineered Products acquires Best4ForstJones Day advised Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. in the acquisition of Best4Forst, a firm serving the European market with forestry and outdoor power equipment parts ranging from robomowers to commercial logging equipment.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • yabeo Advisors participates in €190 million Series D financing round of solarisBank AGJones Day advised yabeo Advisors GmbH in its minority stake investment in solarisBank AG, Europe's leading Banking-as-a-Service platform.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • Solvay sells barium, strontium and sodium percarbonate businesses to Latour CapitalJones Day advised Solvay S.A., a publicly listed chemical company based in Brussels, Belgium, on the combined sale of its technical-grade barium and strontium business in Germany, Spain and Mexico, and its sodium percarbonate business in Germany to Latour Capital.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Eurogarden/F1 GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of the Belgian-based Eurogarden/F1 Group, which is active in the distribution of outdoor power equipment and original replacement spare parts for outdoor power equipment.
  • yabeo Advisors participates in €60 million Series C financing round of solarisBank AGJones Day advised yabeo Advisors GmbH in its minority stake investment in solarisBank AG, Europe's leading Banking-as-a-Service platform.
  • Edge Case Research acquires TerraLoupe TechnologyJones Day advised Edge Case Research, Inc. in its acquisition of assets of TerraLoupe GmbH.
  • Guardian Europe S.à r.l. sold Guardian Automotive glass business to PARTER Capital Group AGJones Day advised Guardian Europe S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG.
  • HOERBIGER acquires majority stake in RAGSOL GmbHJones Day advised the HOERBIGER Group in its acquisition of a majority stake in RAGSOL GmbH, an Austrian oil and gas solutions provider.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Family Investment Group acquires controlling interest in Propex Furnishing SolutionsJones Day advised the Family Investment Group in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s European operations, which will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions.
  • SAP sells Content as a Service (CaaS) business to VeriskJones Day advised SAP SE in the sale of its Content as a Service (CaaS) business, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Content (ERC) and Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Documentation (ERD) teams and data assets to Verisk, a leading data analytics provider.
  • Western Allegheny Capital acquires Oberg IndustriesJones Day advised Western Allegheny Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision machines and stamped components located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • 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.
    • February 18, 2010
      Konsolidierung von Märkten - Herausforderungen und Chancen am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie