Burc Hesse is Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Germany. He advises financial investors, focusing in particular on complex cross-border leveraged buyouts. He counsels private equity investors and their portfolio companies, both on the buy-side and the sell-side, on M&A transactions, including:

  • Cross-border and domestic transactions 
  • LBOs/MBOs/MBIs 
  • Minority investments 
  • Co-investments
  • Share and asset deals

Mr. Hesse draws on more than 20 years of experience with private equity, through all phases of economic cycles. Leading legal publications including JUVE, Chambers, and IFLR regularly rank him highly, describing him as “an absolute dealmaker” and a skilled negotiator. 

Mr. Hesse’s representative transactions include:

  • Allianz Capital Partners on several transactions, including the:
    • Sale of Selecta Group 
    • Sale of shares in Scandlines Group*
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in amedes Holding AG from General Atlantic
  • Ardian
    • On the acquisition of the Competence Call Center Group (CCC) from Silverfleet
    • On the sale of Competence Call Center Group (CCC) to TELUS International
  • Brookfield on the acquisition of a majority stake in Schoeller Allibert Group B.V.
  • Cathay Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in the automotive supplier E.WINKEMANN from Equistone
  • Chequers Capital on several transactions, including the: 
    • Acquisition and sale of Cordenka Group
    • Acquisition of retirement homes and rehabilitation homes from MK-Kliniken AG
    • Acquisition of Wörner Group
    • Acquisition and sale of Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe, Metabo, and Silvercare Group
  • EMZ Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in Wishcard
  • Equistone on the acquisition of a majority stake in RENA Group
  • HANNOVER Finanz and Hans-Werner Mumm on the sale of their shares in ATEC
  • Lindsay Goldberg on the acquisition of Bilcare Research Group
  • Partners Group on the acquisition of Hofmann-Menue Group from Gilde* and of Schleich from Ardian

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • LL.M., Westfälische Wilhelms-University, 2004
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2000
  • First German State Exam, University of Bonn, 1996