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Jörg Meißner

Meißner, Jörg

Partner

Berlin, 49 (0)30 72622-1386

Education

Saarland University (First State Exam, 1998)
Higher Regional Court of Brandenburg (Second State Exam, 2001)
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Dr. iur., 2004)

Bar Admissions

Germany

Dr. Jörg Meißner is a partner in the firm's Berlin office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, and general corporate matters. Dr. Meißner represents strategic and financial investors in German and cross-border M&A transactions, complex joint ventures and corporate restructurings and has also handled a significant number of distressed company acquisitions. He also advises board members and corporate bodies on corporate governance and compliance matters. Dr. Meißner further regularly represents clients in financial transactions, including acquisition finance, mezzanine finance and debt restructurings.

Dr. Meißner has worked across a variety of industries such as media, internet, energy, transportation and real estate.

Representative Matters

  • Advised H2 Equity Partners in the acquisition of all assets of the insolvent Haarmann Group, a specialist in metal pressing and metal hardening
     
  • Advised  the majority shareholder of Schmolz + Bickenbach AG on the financial restructuring of the company, including a €435 million capital increase
     
  • Advised BWK GmbH Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft in the sale of a majority stake in WIELAND Dental+Technik GmbH & Co KG, a producer of, inter alia, laboratory implants, alloys and solders, and veneering ceramics
     
  • Advised DAM Capital Management S.à.r.l. (a company of the Anschutz Group) in the sale of RAIL.ONE GmbH, a leading railway-tie manufacturer
     
  • Advised DAM Capital Management S.à.r.l. (a company of the Anschutz Group) as mezzanine lender in the debt restructuring and subsequent acquisition of RAIL.ONE GmbH, a leading railway-tie manufacturer
     
  • Advised News Corporation in the reorganization and subsequent sale of the German Fox Mobile Group (JAMBA!)
     
  • Advised News Corporation in the acquisition of a majority stake in and the refinancing of Sky Deutschland AG
     
  • Advised PubliGroupe S.A. in the acquisition of ZANOX.de AG, an international digital performance marketing platform, in a joint venture with Axel Springer AG and with regard to the add-on acquisitions of Digital Windows Ltd. and Buy.at Ltd
     
  • Advised Hi-Media S.A. in the acquisition of the German AdLink Media Group
     
  • Advised a cable operator on the acquisition of several local cable networks
     
  • Advised Kéolis S.A. in the bidding process for Arriva Deutschland GmbH, a passenger railway carrier
     
  • Advised GASAG Berliner Gaswerke Aktiengesellschaft in a large number of debt financings, including several Schuldschein-loan agreements and the financing of the re-purchase of its gas storage facilities
     
  • Advised a Canadian pension fund in the financing of the acquisition of a logistics center
     
  • Advised Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR in the sale of GHG Wohnen GmbH, a residential housing company
     
  • Advised a US-REIT in numerous sale and lease back transactions, inter alia in the sale and lease back of 36 do-it-yourself stores in Germany
     
  • Advised Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR in the sale of VVR Berek GmbH, an out-door advertising company