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Oliver Felsenstein

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

Oliver Felsenstein is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is an M&A lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience, focusing on German and international private equity transactions.

Mr. Felsenstein is regularly recommended as one of the leading private equity lawyers in Europe in numerous publications (Handelsblatt Best Lawyers, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR1000). He is ranked in Private Equity International as one of the 30 most influential lawyers in the private equity industry worldwide. The Lawyer featured Mr. Felsenstein as a European Hot 100 lawyer, the first German ever to receive this award. Chambers Europe Germany 2017 describes Mr. Felsenstein as “the leader in the area of private equity.”

Mr. Felsenstein’s recent representative experience includes advising:

  • ACP and 3i on the sale and refinancing of Scandline Group*
  • Bregal on the acquisition of NRW Group and on the acquisition of SHD AG
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of Mauser Group* and subsequently the sale of Mauser Group (€2.2 billion)
  • CVC on the acquisition of the Tipico Group and the acquisition of Breitling SA
  • Doughty Hanson on the acquisition and subsequent €1.4 billion sale of ATU Auto Teile Unger*
  • Hg Capital on the acquisition of the STP Group; on the acquisitions of Teufel Lautsprecher Group and Qundis and subsequently the sale of Qundis; on the acquisition and subsequent delisting of P&I Informatik AG; and on the acquisitions and subsequent disposals of FTE, Mondo Minerals, Schenck Process, Hofmann Menue, and Hirschmann Electronics*
  • HgCapital on its investment in Eucon, a leading provider of automotive data and insurance claims management services, in partnership with the management team and founders
  • PAI on the sale of FTE*
  • Permira on the €800 million acquisition of CABB, on the acquisition of Talkline, on the sale of Takko, and on the sale of Jet Aviation*
  • Quadriga Capital on the acquisitions of Jack Wolfskin, Essman, Kinetics, and GBA*
  • Quadriga Capital on the sale of all shares and shareholder loans in LAPP Insulators Holding to Pfisterer AG
  • Terra Firma on the €6.5 billion acquisition of Viterra, the largest German private equity transaction in Germany to date*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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