Stefan Schneider is a private equity and venture capital lawyer with more than 18 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 ARCHIMED's acquisitions of PlasmidFactory and Cube Biotech; CDPQ's investment in Hy2gen AG; and Sateba's disposal of its German concrete sleeper business. In the early-stage arena, Stefan advised on Portage's investment in Quin and Tikehau's investments in VMRay and Build38. 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.
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.
- October 2009
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- Second State Examination (Higher Regional Court of Munich, 2003); University of Halle-Wittenberg (First State Examination 2001); University of Padova, Italy (Law studies, 1998-1999)
- Federal Republic of Germany
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- English, German, Italian