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Lars Jessen

Lars Jessen

Partner
About

Lars Jessen practices in the area of corporate law, with particular focus on private equity and M&A. He has in-depth experience advising investors and corporations on complex cross-border transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and management participation schemes.

Lars also advises opportunistic investors in distressed debt and restructurings on loan transactions as well as distressed M&A.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising Capital D on the sale of Invincible Brands to Henkel.*
  • Advising Castlelake on the sale of a logistic real estate portfolio to Blackstone.*
  • Advising Ampersand on the acquisition of Genewerk GmbH.*
  • Advising Ampersand on the acquisition of Vibalogics GmbH.*
  • Advising Castlelake on the setting up of a joint venture with Melcombe.*
  • Advising Boathouse Capital (Associated Luxory Hotels) on the restructuring and sale of World Hotels AG to Best Western.*
  • Advising Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisition of MED Medical Products GmbH.*
  • Advising Castlelake on the acquisition of the ”Gravity” real estate Portfolio from Marcol and Marathon Asset Management.*
  • Advising Partners Group on the acquisition of a minority interest in a med tech company.*
  • Advising Charlesbank on the acquisition of an international business unit in the field of chemicals.*
  • Advising Capital D on the acquisition of a majority stake in Invincible Brands, a social media influencer-led marketing and product development company.*
  • Advising Rossignol Group in their acquisition of Felt Bicycles, maker of cutting-edge world-class road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, cyclocross bikes, track bikes and recreation bikes.*
  • Advising Castlelake on the acquisition of a distressed real estate portfolio (”Sunshine Portfolio”) out of trusteeship by way of debt equity swap.*
  • Advising Linxens Holdings in its acquisition of SMARTRAC’s SIT division, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of RFID inlays and antennas.*

*Denotes experience from a previous firm.

 
Languages
  • German
  • English
Education
  • Higher Regional Court Frankenthal, Second State Examination, 2002
  • University of Freiburg, First State Examination, 1999

Awards

  • JUVE Handbook 2021/2022: Recommended for private equity and venture capital
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2022: Recommended for private equity, M&A, corporate and real estate

Prior Experience

  • Partner at an international business law firm, 2021 – 2022
  • Partner at an international business law firm, 2016 – 2021
  • Partner at an international business law firm, 2011 – 2016
  • Partner at an international business law firm, 2009 – 2011
  • Associate at an international business law firm, 2002 – 2009

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