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Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff
Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff, LL.M. (Yale)

Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff (partner) advises listed companies and financial investors on national and international M&A transactions, in particular public takeovers. Furthermore, he has wide experience in capital markets matters, including initial public offerings and rights issues. His past representations include the merger squeeze-out of the remaining minority shareholders of Diebold Nixdorf AG and the merger of US-American industrial gas supplier Praxair with German competitor Linde.

Education:

Yale Law School, LL.M.
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Dr. jur.
State of Hesse, 2. State Exam
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, 1. State Exam

ADDRESS MATTERS PUBLICATIONS MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGES
ADDRESS
Dr. Martin Gross-Langenhoff
E-MAIL Martin.Gross-Langenhoff(at)sza.de
München
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Maximilianstraße 30a
80539 München
PHONE +49 89 411 1417 216
FAX +49 89 411 1417 280
Frankfurt
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt
PHONE +49 69 976 9601 216
FAX +49 69 976 9601 102
MATTERS

Recent M&A transactions* (2018 to 2020)

  • Allianz on the merger of its real estate management business with Pacifico Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
  • Bayer on financing aspects in connection with its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto
  • owners of BEOS on the sale of the company to Swiss Life
  • Centaurus Capital, together with a group of investors, on their c. €1 billion acquisition of 94.9% of HSH Nordbank’s shares
  • Cevian in connection with the €17.2 billion sale of ThyssenKrupp’s elevator business
  • Diebold Nixdorf on the sale of its 68%-stake in Portavis to Datagroup
  • Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to BUWOG in its €5.2 billion public takeover by Vonovia
  • Juniper Networks on its $450 million acquisition of 128 Technology
  • K+S in the sale of its Americas salt business to Stone Canyon Industries for $3.2 billion
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on its €2.4 billion voluntary tender offer for VTG
  • Praxair on its $80 billion merger of equals with Linde
  • Spirit Aerosystems Holdings on its $650 million acquisition of S.R.I.F., the parent company of Asco Industries (abandoned)
  • TLG IMMOBILIEN in its €1.5 billion acquisition of a 15.0% stake in Aroundtown and the subsequent business combination
  • Verifone in its $3.4 billion acquisition by Francisco Partners 

Further key M&A transactions*

  • 40 North Management in its acquisition of a 29.1% stake in Braas Monier
  • Deutsche Annington/Vonovia on its €8.5 billion exchange offer for GAGFAH
  • Deutsche Wohnen on (i) its successful defense against Vonovia’s unsolicited, hostile, €13 billion takeover bid, (ii) its €7.8 billion exchange offer for LEG Immobilien and (iii) its €3.6 billion exchange offer for GSW Immobilien
  • Diebold on its $1.9 billion business combination agreement with, and tender offer for, Wincor Nixdorf
  • Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to Siemens on (i) the $2.8 billion acquisition of Invensys Rail and (ii) the €680 million acquisition of LMS International
  • Lone Star in connection with its affiliate’s tender offer for ISARIA Wohnbau
  • Seattle Genetics in its bid for Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, which was subsequently sold for €1.3 billion to a competing bidder
  • Sky Deutschland on its €6.3 billion takeover by BSkyB
  • Terra Firma on its divestiture of its stake in Deutsche Annington
  • TLG IMMOBILIEN on its €827 million public takeover of WCM
  • Verifone on the acquisitions of (i) Paymorrow and (ii) InterCard 

Recent Capital Markets transactions* (2018 to 2020)

  • Brockhaus Capital Management on its €115 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • ​​a blockchain joint venture formed by 18 domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies on a capital raise (later abandoned)
  • Diebold Nixdorf on the issue of (i) corporate bonds in the aggregate principal amount of €1 billion and (ii) a convertible instrument by a subsidiary
  • DWS Group on its €1.4 billion IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • home24 on its €600 million IPO and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • the underwriters of Siemens Healthineers on its €4.2 billion IPO; the world’s largest healthcare IPO on record
  • Jumia Technologies on its $196 million SEC-registered IPO and NYSE listing
  • PharmaSGP on its €127 million IPO; Germany’s first Prime Standard IPO of 2020 

Further key Capital Markets transactions*

  • The IPOs/listings of Delivery Hero; Deutsche Annington/Vonovia; LEG Immobilien; Schaeffler, Scout24; Sixt Leasing; Springer Science; Tele Columbus; TLG IMMOBILIEN; Rocket Internet and Zalando
  • ​Advising on rights issues for Deutsche Annington/Vonovia; Deutsche Wohnen and Sky Deutschland
  • Advising on equity-linked transactions for Bayer; Deutsche Annington; Deutsche Wohnen; FMS Wertmanagement and Rocket Internet 

Corporate Advisory Matters*

  • A.T.U Auto Teile Unger, representing the bondholders, in a series of restructuring transactions, including a new investment of €109 million by existing note holders and a new €75 million senior secured credit facility
  • Diebold Nixdorf on (i) the merger squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders in Wincor Nixdorf and subsequent delisting and (i) the preceding conclusion of a domination and profit-and-loss transfer agreement with Wincor Nixdorf
  • Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in connection with investments in portfolio companies
  • Rhone Capital on various corporate reorganizations of portfolio companies
  • Whitehall Funds in connection with several investments in portfolio companies
  • various listed companies, including Deutsche Wohnen and Rocket Internet, in their preparation of ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meetings
  • various listed companies in connection with internal compliance investigations

*From the time before joining Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz

PUBLICATIONS
  • ​​US-amerikanische Regelpublizität im deutschen Kapitalmarkt (‘Ongoing U.S. disclosure requirements in the German Capital Market’), together with York Schnorbus, ZIP 2017, pp. 1982 – 1991
  • Vermögensbindung im Aktienrecht (‘Capital Maintenance and Profit Distribution under German Stock Corporation Law’), Ph.D.-thesis, Nomos 1st edition 2012, 2nd edition 2015 (345 pages)
  • How Risky is the Risk Limitation Act for Capital Markets?, GoingPublic Magazine, Special Edition Buse Awards 2008, pp. 6 – 9
  • Die Nennbetragshälfte als ungeschriebene Schranke der genehmigten Kapitalerhöhung in der Aktiengesellschaft (‚Invisible Bounds of the Authorized Capital in the Stock Corporation‘), Ad Legendum 2007, pp. 268 – 272
  • Rechtsprobleme bei der Kapitalerhöhung in der Aktiengesellschaft (‚Legal Issues in Connection with Raising Capital in German Stock Corporations‘), StudZR 2007, pp. 42 – 65
MISCELLANEOUS

Member of the New York State Bar Association and the Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar Association) Frankfurt am Main.

LANGUAGES
  • German
  • English