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Dr Dirk Busch

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Hengeler Mueller

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Capital Markets (ECM); Corporate.


Dirk is an equity capital markets and corporate lawyer who advises companies, banks and shareholders in complex equity capital market transactions and on corporate issues. He also regularly acts for both corporations and partnerships, as well as for related company bodies, in particular in corporate and capital markets law and in the preparation of shareholders' general meetings.


Dirk joined Hengeler Mueller in 2007 and has been partner since 2012.


Düsseldorf Business School (MBA); Universities of Saarbruecken and Marburg (Dr jur); Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France (Maître en Droit).

Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

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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