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Ansgar Rempp

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M&A, Private Equity, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Labor & Employment.

Position

Ansgar Rempp, Partner-in-Charge, advises clients in corporate and transactional matters, focusing on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, restructurings, and corporate governance questions. He is Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's German Practice. Representative cross-border transactions include: SAP's acquisition of hybris AG, Bayer's sale of its stake in GE Bayer Silicones to Apollo Management, Goldman Sachs' and Cerberus' sale of the Wittur Group, OM Group's acquisition of VAC Group, and numerous transactions for Harman International Industries, including the first successful combined mandatory tender offer and squeeze out under German law. Other clients which Ansgar has represented include Baker Hughes, Century Aluminum, Citigroup, Cooper Tire, Eastman Chemical, General Motors, GfK, IBM, Koch Industries, Lanxess, La Poste Française, Mahle, Merz Pharma, NACCO, National City Bank, One Equity Partners, OM Group, Riverside, Stanley Works, Suzuki, Textron, Timken, TUI, and Vossloh.

Career

2003 to present, founding partner and partner-in-charge, Jones Day Munich; 2001 to 2002, partner, Jones Day Frankfurt; 1993 to 2000, associate, Jones Day New York and Frankfurt; 1991 to 1992, associate, large international law firm. Member of the Advisory Committee (Jones Day).

Languages

English, French, German.

Member

New York State Bar Association. German Bar Association. Munich Bar Association.

Education

New York University (LL.M. 1993). Second State Examination (Heidelberg, 1991). University of Speyer (M.P.A. 1990). University of Heidelberg (First State Examination 1988).


Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Within: Leading individuals

Ansgar Rempp - Jones Day

Within: M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Jones Day fields M&A lawyers in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich, which frequently cooperate with US colleagues on large-cap deals. For example, the group assisted Cardinal Health with the $6.1bn acquisition of some of Medtronic’s businesses, and advised Procter & Gamble on the €3.4bn acquisition of Merck’s global consumer health business, both of which were led by a US team. The German group coordinated advice for Hilti on its acquisition of the Norwegian company Oglaend System. Practice heads Ansgar Rempp and Martin Schulz are noted, and Christian Krebs and Markus Weber made partners in January 2018.

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Germany: Private equity

Transactions

Within: Transactions

Jones Day is experienced advising on medium and large-volume transactions as well as public takeovers, which also led to the group being instructed by market research group GfK on the voluntary public takeover bid of the holding company KKR. The advice was led by Ansgar Rempp, who, along with Ivo Posluschny and Philipp Grzimek, is one of the central figures in the team. Posluschny assisted EagleTree Capital with the acquisition of a majority stake in the German Airtech Group, a printing technology specialist headquartered in Werneck; while it also advised the financial investor, including its portfolio company Corsair, on the acquisition of Elgato Systems’ gaming business. An example of the increasing number of Asia-related instructions is assisting private equity investor PAG Asia Capital with its co-investment in Takata’s airbag business by the Key Safety Systems (KSS) group.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring

Within: Restructuring

Jones Day is sought out for advice on out-of-court restructurings, distressed M&A transactions, contract re-negotiations, and the enforcement and defence of liability and rescission claims. A significant proportion of clients are from the automotive industry, including Toyota. Practice head Olaf Benning advised an investment firm on the review of documents relating to the acquisition of debt securities. He also advised a management consultancy on matters relating to Chapter 11 proceedings of the distressed parent company. Ansgar Rempp is ‘very good and clever’.

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