Hengeler Mueller advises Commerzbank on the proposed merger with comdirect

30. September 2019

Commerzbank AG has decided to make a public tender offer for the remaining shares of comdirect bank Aktiengesellschaft ("comdirect"). Commerzbank holds approx. 82 per cent of the shares in comdirect, approx. 18 per cent are in free float. The tender offer is subject to a minimum acceptance threshold of 90 per cent. It is intended to merge comdirect into Commerzbank, preferably via a merger related squeeze-out.

Hengeler Mueller advises Commerzbank on the public tender offer and the proposed merger with comdirect. The team is led by partners Hartwin Bungert and Oliver Rieckers (both Corporate/Capital Markets, Düsseldorf) and includes partner Dirk Bliesener (Banking Regulatory, Frankfurt), counsel Matthias Cloppenburg (Corporate/Capital Markets) as well as associates Eric Becker and Moritz Evertz (both Corporate) (all Düsseldorf).