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Ivo Posluschny

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Private Equity, M&A, Buyouts, Fund Structuring & Fund Services, Venture Capital & Private Investments.

Position

Ivo Posluschny, Partner, focuses his practice on complex business transactions, especially in Germany, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, divestitures, buyouts, and joint ventures. He has considerable experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex private equity transactions and leveraged buyouts, including debt financing and corporate control transactions, and providing corporate governance and general corporate counseling to portfolio companies. Ivo recently advised Findos Investor on the sale of the Ondal Medical Systems Group as well as on its acquisition of the logistics company Johann Mader GmbH. He also recently advised the French venture capital investor Seventure Partners on various investments and exits in software and internet companies.

Career

Prior to joining Jones Day, he advised financial investors such as Bain Capital in the acquisition of Süddekor Group and in the disposal of the Brenntag Group to BC Partners; Golden Gate Capital in the acquisition of Leica Microsystem's semiconductor equipment division and in the acquisition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software manufacturer Infor, including the representation of the takeover target in the subsequent rescission and appraisal proceedings; Findos Investor in the acquisition of Ondal Group Industrietechnik and Tondeo Group from Wella AG and in the subsequent disposal of the latter; as well as Seventure Partners, Audax Group, Madison Dearborn Partners, and MidOcean Partners. In addition, he advised the insolvency administrator in the sale of ATS to UNIWHEELS Group and jeans manufacturer 7 For All Mankind in the acquisition of German distribution companies. Before joining Jones Day, Ivo practiced in London, Munich, and Berlin.

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German.

Member

Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar and solicitor in England and Wales.

Education

Second State Examination (Higher Court of Berlin, 1999); University of Freiburg (First State Examination 1996); University of Geneva, Switzerland (Law studies 1993); University of Heidelberg (Law studies 1992).


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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