Dr. Maximilian Platzer is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Frankfurt office and practices in the Corporate Department. He advises private equity investors and corporate entities on German and cross-border M&A transactions and public takeovers. His practice covers both the buy-side and sell-side of acquisitions as well as co-investments and management participations.

Prior to joining the firm in March 2017, Mr. Platzer was an associate for several years at another international law firm.

Mr. Platzer’s recent experience includes advising:

  • LeanIX`s investors on the sale to SAP
  • Hg on:
    • The investment of Permira in GGW Group
    • On the sale of MediFox
    • The sale of Transporeon
    • Its investment in LucaNet
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Fonds Finanz
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Serrala
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in AUVESY
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in F24 
    • The acquisition of P&I 
    • The acquisition of Transporeon
    • The acquisition of MediFox
    • The Sale of QUNDIS
  • Permira on:
    • The acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers
    • Its investment in Flixbus 
  • Astorg on the acquisition of CordenPharma
  • 3i on the
    • Strategic investment in xSuite
    • Acquisition of Schlemmer*
  • Triton on:
    • The acquisition of Royal Reesink
    • And Investment Authority with Abu Dhabi (ADIA) on the Acquisition of IFCO
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital on:
    • The acquisition of SHD
    • The acquisition of Pragma Informatique
    • The acquisition of NRW Building Technology Holding
  • CVC on its joint venture with Messer for the acquisition of certain assets from Linde and Praxair
  • L Catterton on the financing round of Razor Group
  • Ergon Capital on the acquisition of svt
  • Silverfleet Capital on the acquisition of ec4u and BULPROS
  • EMZ Partners on the participation in HRworks
  • EMH Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in LIGANOVA GROUP 
  • EG Group on the acquisition of OMV’s petrol station business in Germany
  • Entrepreneur family Harting on the acquisition of Studer Cables
  • KKR and Hyperion on the acquisition of Arno Friedrich Hartmetall
  • Chequers Capital on the sale of Cordenka
  • Midea on the takeover of KUKA*
  • China National Chemical Corporation on the acquisition of KraussMaffei*
  • HypoVereinsbank on the sale of DAB Bank to BNP Paribas*
  • Bridgepoint on the sale of CABB International to Permira*
  • Celesio on the merger with McKesson*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Ruprecht-Karls-University, 2015
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 2013
  • First State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls-University, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German