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Dr Reinhold Ernst

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Hengeler Mueller

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Capital Markets (ECM); Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate.


Reinhold has a general capital markets and corporate practice. He has particular experience in IPOs, spin-offs and restructurings, public takeovers, M&A projects and capital markets compliance. He further specializes in advising boards of both listed and private companies.


Reinhold joined Hengeler Mueller as an attorney in 1994, becoming a partner in 1999. He worked several years as a foreign associate at law firms in London and New York.


International Bar Association.


Universities of Passau and Cologne (Dr jur).

Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Reinhold Ernst - Hengeler Mueller

Within: Equity capital markets

Hengeler Mueller’s strength lies in handling ECM work at the intersection with corporate law and including cross-border elements, leading to regular instructions on IPOs, capital increases and capital-linked products. Acting as issuer’s counsel, Alexander Rang advised Bawag Group on the placement of existing ordinary shares in Bawag with institutional and retail investors in Austria by way of a public offering as well as a private placement to selected institutional investors outside of Austria, while, together with Dirk Busch, he assisted a bank consortium with the private placement and IPO of Jost Werke; with a total offer volume of approximately €231m, newly issued ordinary bearer shares from a capital increase and bearer shares from the holdings of Jost’s existing shareholder were placed with institutional investors. Together with Reinhold Ernst, Busch also acted for Metro on Metro Wholesale & Food Specialist’s IPO following the division of the group into two independent companies, and assisted Linde with its listing and the preparation of the prospectus for the merger of equals between Linde and Praxair by way of a share swap. Wolfgang Groß advised Carl Zeiss Meditec on a capital increase by placing circa eight million new shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process with the exclusion of subscription rights with selected domestic and international institutional investors.

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