Rising Star – Lending and Borrowing 

“Pragmatic and solution-oriented”

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020

Kim Woggon

  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany

Kim Woggon advises German and international clients on a range of complex financings, including acquisition financings, corporate loans, and direct lending transactions.

Ms. Woggon delivers commercially driven counsel to a variety of private equity sponsors, financial institutions, direct lending funds, and corporate borrowers in connection with cross-border and domestic financings. She regularly handles multifaceted transactions involving a variety of capital structures and debt instruments as part of the firm’s German corporate finance team — an interdisciplinary group combining banking, debt and equity capital markets, and restructuring lawyers to advise clients across all phases of the financing cycle.

Ms. Woggon’s practice includes:

  • Private equity acquisition financings
  • Unitranche direct lending
  • Corporate lending
  • Financing advice on restructurings

Ms. Woggon previously served on the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee.

Ms. Woggon graduated from the Initiative Women into Leadership program in 2018, a highly selective, national cross-mentoring program that cultivates future women leaders across all professions.

Ms. Woggon’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity-Driven Transactions
  • 3i Group on the refinancing of Schlemmer Group
  • Apera Asset Management on the financing of Oakley Capital Limited’s acquisition of 7NXT GmbH
  • Hayfin Capital Management on the financing of Argand's acquisition of Cherry GmbH
  • Ares, ING, and Rabobank on the unitranche/super senior financing of Kharis Capital’s acquisition of Nordsee Holding 
  • Bank consortium on the financing of Capvis’ acquisition of the Amann Girrbach Group 
  • Bank consortium on the financing of IK Investment Partners’ acquisition of the ZytoService Group
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH on the financings of its acquisitions of: 
    • STP Informationstechnologie AG
    • A majority stake in NRW Building Technology Holding
    • SHD AG
  • Chequers Capital on the Deutsche Fachpflege refinancing
  • EMH Partners on the financing of its acquisition of Avantgarde
  • Ergon Capital Partners on the refinancing of Sausalitos Group
  • Quadriga on the financings of its acquisitions of VESCON Group and Schiller Group 
  • Triton on the financing of its acquisitions of:
    • Voith Industrial Services 
    • Fertiberia
  • Various clients on German public-to-private (P2P) transactions, including those of Stada and Osram
Corporate Loans
  • Bank consortium on the KAEFER Group’s refinancing (loan - bond)
  • Bank consortium on amendments to the existing facility for WIGA’s gas pipeline investment
  • Bank consortium on a €2.5 billion syndicated revolving credit facility for Covestro AG with ESG element
  • Cheplapharm on its upsize
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