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1 July 20193 minute read

DLA Piper advises FTI Consulting on its acquisition of Andersch AG

DLA Piper has advised FTI Consulting, Inc. on its acquisition of Andersch AG, a leading German restructuring advisory firm with offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Dϋsseldorf. The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2019, subject to German antitrust approval and other closing conditions.

Founded in 2012, Andersch AG serves clients across Germany ranging in size from middle-market to large, multinational German-based corporations that are facing financial, operational and strategic challenges. Andersch professionals possess deep experience across a range of industries, including automotive, shipping, energy, real estate, retail, clean energy, telecommunications, media and technology. With the addition of approximately 90 billable professionals, including seven senior managing directors, FTI Consulting will enhance its restructuring and business transformation capabilities to Germany, Switzerland and Austria, also known as the DACH region.

NY Stock Exchange listed FTI Consulting, Inc. is a globally leading business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated USD2.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2018.

The DLA Piper team was led by Corporate partners Dr Nils Krause (Hamburg) and Matthew F. Gorra (Baltimore) as well as senior associate Hanna Lütkens (Munich) and comprised partners Dr Kai Bodenstedt, Dr Henriette Norda (both Employment), Verena Grentzenberg (Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT), all Hamburg), Prof Dr Ludger Giesberts (Litigation & Regulatory), Dr Kai Tumbrägel (IPT, both Cologne) and Semin O (Litigation & Regulatory, Frankfurt). The team also included counsels Dr Anja Köritz (Corporate), Dr Enno Ahlenstiel (Litigation & Regulatory), Dr Thilo Streit (Litigation & Regulatory), Gabriele Engels (IPT, all Cologne), Dr Raimund Behnes (Tax, Frankfurt), senior associates Dr Jasper von Georg (Corporate), Matthias Goumas (Litigation & Regulatory, both Hamburg), Sonja Beier (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Bernhard Bell, Lars Holst (both Litigation & Regulatory), Marc Fellner (Tax, all Frankfurt), Marx Dauth (Corporate), Dr Andreas Keller (Insurance, all Cologne), Georg Haberkorn (Employment, Munich), associates Christian Georg, David Klock (both Antitrust), Philipp Groll (Corporate), Anastasia Max (Tax), Sascha Ryssok (Real Estate, all Frankfurt), Christine Uwase (Corporate) and Florian Jeske (Employment) as well as transaction lawyer Dan Li (Corporate, all Hamburg).

A London-based DLA Piper team led by partner Jon Hayes (Corporate) and co-head international transfer pricing Randall Fox also advised on the deal.