Hengeler Mueller advises Knorr-Bremse on IPO

18. September 2018

Knorr-Bremse AG is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) and listing of its shares on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard). The IPO is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to market conditions. It is expected to consist only of the sale of existing shares indirectly held by the majority shareholder Heinz Hermann Thiele and his family, who will retain a majority stake in Knorr-Bremse following the completion of the IPO.

Hengeler Mueller advises Knorr-Bremse comprehensively on the IPO. The team is led by partners Reinhold Ernst (Düsseldorf) and Simon Patrick Link (Munich) and includes partners Dirk Busch (Düsseldorf) (all Capital Markets), Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain (Corporate), Matthias Scheifele (Tax) (both Munich), counsel Cecilia Di Ció (Capital Markets, Frankfurt) and Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) as well as associates Jimena Janeiro Fong (Capital Markets, Munich), Frederic Geber (Public Law, Düsseldorf), Katrin Geiger (Capital Markets, Munich), Oda Christiane Goetzke, Oliver Junk (both Capital Markets, Düsseldorf), Lisa Kopp (Corporate), Theresa Lauterbach (Capital Markets/Corporate) (both Munich), Eleni Melliou (Capital Markets, Düsseldorf), Moritz Schuler (Capital Markets/Corporate) and Tobias Schwab (Tax) (both Munich).

Hengeler Mueller partner Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain has been advising Knorr-Bremse for several years, including the acquisition of Vossloh's Electrical Systems division in 2016 and the public tender offer for the shareholders of Haldex in 2017.