Hengeler Mueller advises Komatsu on the acquisition of GHH Group
Thomas has developed a broad practice in challenging M&A transactions such as national, multi-national and cross-border deals. He also advises his clients on corporate matters.
In recent years, Thomas has been involved in a considerable number of structured auctions on the sell-side. Highlights include: the divestment by E.ON of innogy's electricity and gas retail business in the Czech Republic to MVM Group, the divestment by Robert Bosch of its global business division Starter Motors and Generators and of its photovoltaic division as well as the divestment by RWE of DEA Deutsche Erdoel to LetterOne. Clients on the buy-side also benefit from Thomas' experience, including: the acquisition of flaschenpost SE by Dr. August Oetker KG, the acquisition of a majority stake by HAL Investments in Pro Gamers Group, the acquisition of Mondi's Personal Care Components business by Nitto, the acquisition of MAHLE's industrial filtration business by Madison Industries and the acquisition of a stake in HERE by Robert Bosch from Audi, BMW and Daimler.
While Thomas focuses primarily on private M&A transactions (e.g. advising Sennheiser on the sale of its Consumer Electronics business to Sonova, the investors on the sale of Boxine to Armira, GfK on the sale of four global business divisions to IPSOS and Onex on the divestment of KraussMaffei to China National Chemical Corporation), he has also been active in public takeovers (e.g. advising Haniel on the divestment of Celesio to McKesson and the family shareholders of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA on the sale of their majority shareholding to Faurecia).
Thomas' clients include domestic and foreign corporates as well as national and international private equity funds. His recent engagements cover transactions in all market segments: small cap, mid cap and large cap.
Thomas is a member of the firm's Japan and Korea desk.
- Admitted to bar 2000
- University of Bonn
- Université de Lausanne
- Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung der Universität Bonn, 1996-2000
- Law firm in New York, 2003-2004