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M&A Legal

Com­pany ex­pan­sion th­rough the ac­qui­si­tion of ano­ther com­pany, the ex­pan­sion of com­pe­ti­tiv­en­ess by in­cre­asing mar­ket sha­res, the de­ve­lop­ment of new mar­kets na­tio­nally and in­ter­na­tio­nally, the ac­qui­si­tion of new in­ves­tors, the achie­ve­ment of cost re­duc­tions, the ac­qui­si­tion of know-how and the in­crease of the com­pany's fu­ture via­bi­lity th­rough ap­pro­priate suc­ces­sion plan­ning - all good re­asons for M&A tran­sac­tions.

At the same time, the en­viron­ment for cor­po­rate tran­sac­tions has be­come fas­ter and more com­plex in re­cent years - with in­crea­sed risk po­ten­tial. The best way to coun­ter­act this is with a spe­cia­li­zed M&A team. The la­wy­ers at Eb­ner Stolz have ex­ten­sive tran­sac­tion ex­pe­ri­ence as well as an in-depth un­der­stan­ding of the busi­ness, which they ap­ply in a tar­ge­ted man­ner on the buyer, sel­ler and fi­nan­cier side. They are able to cor­rectly as­sess the in­te­rests of all par­ties in­vol­ved in the tran­sac­tion and to find prag­ma­ti­cally sui­ta­ble so­lu­ti­ons. Thus, the la­wy­ers at Eb­ner Stolz pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive ad­vice on na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal M&A tran­sac­tions and, if ne­cessary, are happy to call in their col­lea­gues from the other spe­cia­list areas. In this way, the ap­pro­priate tran­sac­tion struc­tures are de­ve­lo­ped and ef­fi­ci­ently im­ple­men­ted for com­pa­nies and in­ves­tors in all sec­tors.

This is by far not only about the ne­go­tia­tion of the com­pany purchase agree­ment. We also pro­vide sup­port in draf­ting par­ti­ci­pa­tion and joint ven­ture agree­ments, share­hol­der agree­ments, part­nership agree­ments, fi­nan­cing agree­ments and se­cu­rity agree­ments as well as other fi­nan­cing and par­ti­ci­pa­tion struc­tures. We also ad­vise on pri­vate equity and ven­ture ca­pi­tal tran­sac­tions. Fi­nally, we as­sist in the de­ve­lop­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of em­ployee par­ti­ci­pa­tion sche­mes.

What sets us apart is our in­ter­di­sci­pli­nary work hand in hand with our tax ad­vi­sors, au­di­tors and ma­nage­ment con­sul­tants. In ad­di­tion, you be­ne­fit from our close in­te­gra­tion in all areas of com­mer­cial law, such as la­bour law, real es­tate law, IT law as well as an­ti­trust and com­pe­ti­tion law.

Our services at a glance

  • Le­gal ad­vice on the ac­qui­si­tion and sale of com­pa­nies
  • Le­gal ad­vice on fi­nan­cing and re­struc­tu­ring
  • Com­pany take­overs
  • Pri­vate equity and ven­ture ca­pi­tal tran­sac­tions
  • Em­ployee and ma­nage­ment par­ti­ci­pa­tion pro­grams
  • Foun­da­tion, re­struc­tu­ring and dis­so­lu­tion of na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal joint ven­tures
  • Struc­tu­ring and es­ta­blish­ment of al­ter­na­tive in­vest­ment funds
  • Distres­sed M&A / Re­struc­tu­ring
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