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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.


Yale Law School (LL.M.)
University of Münster (Dr iur)
State of Hesse (2. State Exam)
University of Münster (1. State Exam)

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

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

  • ​​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

Mr. Gross-Langenhoff is admitted as an attorney-at-law in New York (USA) and Germany.
Member of the New York State Bar Association and the Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar Association) Frankfurt am Main.

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