Jacob Ahme is an associate in Latham & Watkins' Hamburg office. He practices in the firm’s Corporate Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate law.

Mr. Ahme’s recent experience includes advising:

Private Equity

  • Bregal on the acquisition of legal software business STP from Hg
  • Blackbird Ventures on:
    • Its reinvestment in n3k Informatik
    • The sale of its stake in Cygna Labs
  • Capvis on:
    • The sale of Capvis III assets (arena, hessnatur, Kaffee Partner) to a €230 million continuation vehicle
    • A strategic partnership with Project A
  • EQT / OMERS on the acquisition of Deutsche Glasfaser Group from KKR
  • H.I.G. Capital on the sale of DSD - Duales System Holding (Der Grüne Punkt)
  • Lindsay Goldberg on the acquisition of Bilcare Research Group
  • One Rock Capital Partners on the acquisition of Prefere Resins Group
  • Platinum Equity on the acquisition of The Leaders Roman Group 
  • Partners Group on the acquisition of Schleich Group 
  • Rockaway Capital on the acquisition of Bringmeister GmbH
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of exocad Global Holdings GmbH to Align Technology

Corporate M&A

  • Körber AG on:
    • The acquisition of enVista’s omnichannel and global freight audit and payment services
    • The sale of a minority stake in its supply chain software business to KKR
    • Its bid on Bosch Packaging
    • The acquisition of highjump Inc.
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on:
    • The acquisition of WABCO
    • The sale of the global Body Control Systems Business to Luxshare 
  • Aliaxis S.A. on:
    • The sale of its ceramics business
    • The sale of Rheinhütte Pumps to ITT Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies on: 
    • The acquisition of Nordsys
    • The acquisition of MICRAM Microelectronic 
  • SERgroup on the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group
  • Prüftechnik Dieter Busch AG on the sale of the group to Fluke Corporation
  • Cheplapharm on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical portfolio from Takeda
  • SoftwareONE on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the IT service provider COMPAREX

Venture Capital

  • Trade Republic on:
    • Its US$900 million Series C financing
    • Its US$300 million Series C Extension financing

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • LLM, Columbia Law School, 2018
    James Kent Scholar
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 2017
  • First German State Exam, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English