Dr. Stephan Hufnagel advises public and private companies and financial investors on the full spectrum of complex transactions.

A versatile practitioner, Dr. Hufnagel leverages extensive experience guiding German and international companies, private equity sponsors, and infrastructure investors on:

  • Private and public transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Auction sales and divestitures 
  • Co-investments
  • Fund-to-fund transactions

He also advises clients with respect to corporate governance aspects.

Dr. Hufnagel regularly organizes and presents at the firm’s Private Equity and M&A Academies in Germany, and he has served on the firm’s Mentoring and Recruiting Committees.

Dr. Hufnagel’s representative experience includes advising:

Private Equity

  • Apax on its contemplated acquisition of synlab from BC Partners
  • Ardian on acquiring Competence Call Center from Silverfleet Capital
  • Chequers Capital on its:
    • Sale of Wörner to DCC
    • Acquisition of 7days (together with Paragon Partners)
    • Acquisition of MK-Kliniken AG’s care home business and several add-on acquisitions
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the:
    • Acquisition of Northern Access
    • Sale of Formel D to 3i
    • Merger of duagon Holding AG with MEN Mikro Elektronik
    • Acquisition of STG Braunsberg
    • Investment in freiheit.com
  • DPE Deutsche Private Equity on:
    • The €708 million DPE Continuation Fund I, in the largest German GP-led secondary in history
    • the acquisition of valantic
  • EMZ Partners on:
    • Its acquisition of a significant stake in H&Z Unternehmensberatung
    • Its sale of their shareholding in insurance broker ASSEPRO
    • Its acquisition of a majority stake in Aspire Education Group
    • Its majority investment in Hermann Pipersberg
    • Its investment in Ingentis
  • FSN Capital on acquiring Altium’s TASKING business unit
  • Oakley Capital on a continuation fund transaction to extend its partnership with IU Group
  • PAI Partners on its joint venture with Nestlé, a Switzerland-based multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, in which Nestlé will transfer its European frozen pizza business to the JV
  • Triton on the:
    • Acquisition of Siemens Energy’s high-voltage component business, Trench
    • Block purchase from Volkswagen AG and €740 million public takeover offer for RENK AG shares and the subsequent taking private
    • Merger squeeze-out of RENK AG minority shareholders
    • Acquisition of the pneumatic business (Aventics) of Bosch Rexroth AG* and its sale to Emerson Electric Co.
    • Sale of Wittur to Bain Capital*
    • Acquisition of Alstom’s auxiliary equipment business*

Corporate M&A

  • B/E Aerospace on the spin-off of its consumables management segment businesses to KLX*
  • Barkawi on the sale of Barkawi Management Consultants to Genpact
  • BayWa AG on:
    • EIP’s €530 million investment in BayWa r.e. AG
    • Its €500 million green bond offering
    • Its acquisition of Evergrain KG*
  • Congatec on acquiring Real-Time Systems
  • Deutsche Bank and Orchard Global Asset Management on the sale of HIT Holzindustrie Torgau to Mercer International
  • Euroassekuranz Versicherungsmakler AG and its shareholder on entering a strategic partnership of Euroassekuranz with Hyperion Insurance Group
  • Heytex Bramsche GmbH on the acquisition of TenCate
  • OSRAM Licht AG on the spin-off and sale of its lighting business, Ledvance, to a Chinese consortium comprising IDG, MLS, and Yiwu
  • Siemens Healthineers on its US$16.4 billion public takeover offer for Varian
  • Siemens AG on the:
    • US$1.575 billion acquisition of data management company Brightly Software
    • Intended €15 billion merger of its Mobility business with Alstom
    • Merger of its wind power business with Gamesa*
  • TASKING, a FSN Capital portfolio company, on acquiring iSYSTEM
  • Xeraya Capital on the sale of invendo medical GmbH to Ambu A/S


  • Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft (DING) on its acquisitions of:
    • Bergert 
    • Leinberger Bau
    • Triopt
    • IMD
    • Iska Schön
  • EQT/OMERS on the acquisition of Deutsche Glasfaser Group from KKR
  • First Sentier Investors on the sale of Ferngas to VKB
  • Vitronet on its acquisitions of:
    • Horstmann
    • Lütkemeier

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., University of Passau, 2016
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Munich, 2012
  • First German State Exam, University of Passau, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German