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Mergers and acquisitions
- Delacour Dania Law Firm
Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law Ltd
- Jacob Bier – Plesner
- Mogens Ebeling – Bruun & Hjejle
- Niels Heering – Gorrissen Federspiel
- Jacob Hortshoj – Bech-Bruun
- Christian Kjølbye – Plesner
- Thomas Holst Laursen – Plesner
- Finn Lernø – Plesner
- Søren Meisling – Bech-Bruun
- Henrik Møgelmose – Kromann Reumert
- Marianne Philip – Kromann Reumert
- Klaus Søgaard – Gorrissen Federspiel
- Kåre Stolt – Accura Advokatpartnerselskab
Accura Advokatpartnerselskab shows ‘strong technical deal knowledge and positive attitude’. Thomas Weincke and Morten Jensen assisted EQT Partners with the DKK13.5bn divestment of Dako to Agilent Technologies, and Henrik Juul Hansen and Poul Jagd Mogensen advised Sport-Master with its multi-transactional divestment to Nordic Capital. Jacob Vinther assisted Odin Equity Partners with the DKK1.4bn divestment of Haarslev Industries. Jacob Vinther, Thomas Weincke and Kåre Stolt are also highly rated. Michael Vinther, Karsten Pedersen and six associates joined Ronne & Lundgren.
Bech-Bruun’s ‘top-notch, highly professional’ team ‘exceeds expectations’. Steen Rode and Jakob Kristensen advised CVC Capital Partners on its DKK13.4bn acquisition of Alhsell. Jacob Hjortshøj, who wins praise for his ‘skilled leadership and business acumen’, advised NKT Holding and Subsea 7 on the DKK3.8bn sale of NKT Flexibles. Niels Kornerup advised Triton Partners on the €669m sale of Bravida to Bain Capital. Monica Reib is ‘competent and pleasant to work with’. Recent panel appointments for the practice include Lantmännen.
Gorrissen Federspiel’s ‘great-quality’ team handled various M&A transactions worth over DKK1bn recently. These included practice head Henrik Thouber assisting Paulig with its sale of Oscar to Nestlé Danmark, and Klaus Søgaard and Søren Stæhr advising A.P. Møller – Mærsk on the disposal of its worldwide LGN business. Morten Skjønnemand assisted Fossil with Danish aspects of its acquisition of Skagen Design, and Michael Steen Jensen and Anders Ørjan Jensen acted for Max Bank af 2011, a subsidiary of Finansiel Stabilitet. Michael Wejp-Olsen was promoted to the partnership.
Kromann Reumert’s team includes Christian Lundgren, who is praised for his ‘pragmatic, professional approach’, and Christina Bruun Geertsen, who assisted Agilent Technologies with its DKK13.5bn acquisition of Dako. Bent Kemplar and Kim Rasmussen represented Finansiel Stabilitet on the DKK17bn acquisition of FIH Erhvervsbank, and Anders Lavesen advised Carlsberg on the DKK2.5bn sale of the former Carlsberg brewery site to a consortium of Danish investors. Marianne Philip, Henrik Møgelmose, Jørgen Kjergaard Madsen, Anders Stubbe Arndal, and Poul Viggo Bartels Petersen are also recommended.
Plesner acted on numerous big-ticket transactions in 2012. Jacob Bier and Thomas Maaberg Hansen advised FIH Holding on its conditional agreement with Finansiel Stabilitet to divest the DKK17bn assets of FIH Erhvervsbank. Bier, Micha Fritzen and competition partner Gitte Holtsø advised new client Novo on its €560m purchase of 25.66% of the shares in Chr. Hansen Holding. Poul Flemming Hansen, Micha Fritzen and Thomas Holst Laursen, who is ‘competent and a source of good ideas’, assisted KIRKBI Invest and William Demant Invest with the DKK4.7bn acquisition of 50% of a 77-turbine offshore wind farm. Finn Lernø is ‘wise, experienced and always available’, and Christian Kjølbye, Tue Ravnholt Frandsen and Henrik Rossing Lønberg are also recommended.
Clients appreciate Bruun & Hjejle’s ‘concrete advice and business acumen’. Recent work includes Mogens Thorninger and Christian Sinding advising PensionDanmark and PKA on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Anholt offshore wind farm, and Henning Aasmul-Olsen advising A.P. Møller – Mærsk and Mærsk Oil on state-owned Nordsøfonden’s acquisition of a 20% interest in Dansk Undergrunds Consortium. Oluf Engell, Mogens Ebeling, Christian Schow Madsen, Morten Stadil, Robin Philip, Karsten Kristoffersen and Christian Gregersen are all recommended. Søren Jørgensen joined from Lind Cadovius and Andreas Nielsen was promoted to the partnership.
Horten Law Firm’s team, which is led by Hans Christian Pape and Jacob Kornerup, advises public sector and mid-market corporate clients in the energy and utility sectors. Klavs Gravesen and ‘commercial, straightforward’ Lise Lotte Hjerrild assisted Copenhagen Energy and seven local infrastructure facilities with the DKK2.3bn merger of eight water utilities. Pape advised Pernod Ricard on the sale of its Danish brands to Norwegian Arcus-Gruppen.
LETT Law Firm P/S provides ‘good value for money and strong partner attention’. Ulrik Bangsbo Hansen and his team are advising Abbott Laboratories on its separation into two global entities. Niels Erik Nielsen advised PFA Pension on its acquisition of FunktionærPension. Hansen and Finn Overgaard advised Satair on its €350m public takeover by Airbus. Søren Brinkmann, who wins praise for his ‘pragmatism and commercial understanding’, recently advised Dandrit Biotech. Practice head Sebastian Ingversen advises TDC on corporate matters. The Kolding office demerged from the firm, but Jens Krogh Petersen, Martin Lavesen and Hans Madsen joined from Lind Cadovius.
Mazanti-Andersen, Korsø Jensen & Partnere’s J Korsø Jensen is recognised for his M&A and corporate restructuring expertise. Philip Thorsen handles deals in the industrial and food sectors, and Anders Cold’s clients include Canon, Lantmännen and Aalbert Industries. Lars Lüthjohan Jensen, and Henrik Sanders are also busy on the transactional front. Jan Al-Erhayem’s practice spans M&A, contract negotiations, and other corporate and commercial transactions. The team represented Safecom during its €30m acquisition by Nuance.
Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen’s Claus Molbech Bendtsen, Christoffer Galbo and Thomas Weitemeyer impress clients with their ‘response times and knowledge’, and recently advised Cobham on its €380m takeover of Thrane & Thrane; and Nuance on its €30m acquisition of Safecom. The team recruited Christian Guldmann and David Moalem from Deloitte Legal Services, as well as Nicolai Hesgaard from IUNO, who advised Syniverse on its €550m acquisition of MACH. Practice head Dan Moalem brings ‘charisma and charm alongside inspiring confidence and competence’.
As chairman of Thrane & Thrane, Nielsen Nørager’s Morten Eldrup-Jørgensen had overall responsibility for its DKK2.6bn sale to Cobham. Jakob Mosegaard Larsen assisted Aescap Venture with its investment into Orphazyme and advised the owners of Amber Fondsmæglerselskab on its sale to Nykredit. Henrik Peytz and Thomas Weisbjerg acted for ProSiebenSat.1 Media on its acquisition of Radio 100 and Radio Soft/Radio Klassisk.
Ronne & Lundgren recruited practice head Michael Vinther, whose ‘business acumen and strategic input is second to none’, Karsten Pedersen, Thomas Kræmer and five associates from Accura Advokatpartnerselskab. Highlights for the practice included advising the sellers on the DKK186m acquisition of SSG by Odin Equity Partners.
Delacour Dania Law Firm is recommended for its ‘quick responses, great acumen and value for money’. The ‘solution-oriented’ Eskil Bielefeldt assisted DBB with its sale to a Danish buyer, and Kristian Tokkesdal advised a consortium of buyers on the purchase of SGM Technology for Lighting. Tokkesdal and Morten Brehm Jensen assisted Sparekassen Kronjylland with its acquisition of parts of Sparekassen Østjylland from Finansiel Stabilitet. Germany-qualified Frans Rossen heads the practice, which also includes ‘tactical negotiator’ Lene Lange.
Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law Ltd’s team is led by the ‘sound, commercial’ Mikkel Baaring Lerche, who advised Cipio Partners on its acquisition of a 50% stake in Seed Holdings. Philip Risbjørn advised MOCON on its $20m acquisition of PBI Dansensor. Amanda Tonsgaard worked with Swedish colleagues to advise Triton on its $30m acquisition of Herning Shipping. Peter Lyck and Nikolaj Bjørnholm are also recommended.
MAQS Law Firm’s seven-partner team works closely with the firm’s offices in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Christian Vinding Thomsen assisted Valora with the acquisition of Scandinavian Cosmetics, and practice head Lars Lokdam advised Philips Healthcare on the acquisition of Dameca. Philip Graff is also recommended. The practice was reinforced by Sam Jalaei’s arrival from Lund Elmer Sandager and the merger with Bang + Regnarsen in January 2013.
Simon Sørensen co-heads Nordia Advokatfirma’s ‘efficient, high-quality’ team with Thomas Færch, who combines ‘legal skills and a sense of fair play’. The pair advised WML07 on the sale of 20% of NN07 and acted for new client Ubro on the acquisition of Polyfa. Continental, Scania Denmark and Chevron are other new clients. Jørgen Reimer Jensen is ‘professional, competent and ethical’.
Jon Lauritzen leads Brandt & Lauritzen’s practice, in which Michael Brandt and Niels Dahl-Nielsen advised Infopaq International on the sale of Infopaq Denmark to Infomedia. Brandt, Daniel Kiil and Pernille Skovgaard Møller assisted the Danish market leader in Facebook management software with a private investment from Sitecore Corporation.
DAHL Advokatfirma acted on the takeover of Thy Data Holding and Kombit, and advised the sale of Dania iron foundry to MAT Holdings. Henning von Lillienskjold heads the seven-partner team.
Danders & More recruited Troels Askerud, who is a former managing partner of Eversheds LLP. Senior partner Anders Hansen advises Triton Advisors and new client Indorama Ventures on cross-border acquisitions. Practice head and managing partner Claus Abildstrøm and Majken Petersen are also recommended.
Elmann Law Firm’s Peter Mollerup advised NP Hotels on the sale of Hotel Front and Hotel Kong Frederik to asset manager and developer Norden. ‘Good strategist and agile negotiator’ Søren Elmann Ingerslev assisted Glunz & Jensen with its acquisition of KH Microflex, and Morand Holding with its acquisition of Satcom1. Carsten Møllekilde is also recommended.
Focus Advokater (LLP)’s Otto Splid advised Jensen Seeds on its merger with DLF Trifolium. Uwe Teichert, Tine Seehausen and Ib Thrane advised on the sale of Bøg Madsen to Gasa Group Holding, and Peter Ringsted advised on the merger between Swedish Terntank Rederi and Danish Terntank Rederi.
At corporate boutique IUNO, Anders Etgen Reitz and Aage Krogh advised Cisco on Danish aspects of its $5bn acquisition of NDS. Other clients include Reckitt Benckiser, Dell and Canon. Nicolai Hesgaard joined Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen.
Lassen Ricard’s practice heads Lennart Ricard and Thomas Riise advised Braganza on the acquisition of Scandinavian Cruise Center and Norisol on the acquisition of Grønbech Construction.
Lund Elmer Sandager’s Peter Sørensen and David Frølich advised Blueposition on its sale to TDC. Carsten Brink and Philip Baruch head the practice, which also features Morten Schwartz Nielsen and Erik Hovgaard.