Hengeler Mueller advises on Gerresheimer IPO

13. June 2007

On 25 May 2007, Gerresheimer AG, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high-quality speciality glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutics and life science industry, announced its IPO. Trading of the shares of Gerresheimer AG on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange commenced on 11 June 2007. The shares were made available in a public offering in Germany as well as through an international private placement with institutional investors outside Germany. The offering volume amounts to approx. 1 billion euros (incl. over-allotment option), making Gerresheimer the largest IPO in Germany thus far in 2007.

Hengeler Mueller advised Gerresheimer AG on this transaction. Advice was provided by partners Daniela Favoccia (Lead Partner, Equity Capital Markets), Reinhold Ernst (Equity Capital Markets), Matthias Blaum (Corporate), Heinrich Knepper (Financing), Stefan Richter (Management Participation), Hermann-Josef Tries (Tax) and Thomas Schmidt-Kötters (Regulatory) as well as associates Sandro Blanke, Maximilian Findeisen, Kerstin Henrich, Thomas Lange, Iris Paetzke, Marnie Silny, Ina Anne Frost, Simeon Held, Alexander Rezori, Matthias Scheifele and Katrin Römer.

Hengeler Mueller worked on this transaction together with the US law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Back in 2004, Hengeler Mueller had advised The Blackstone Group on the acquisition of the Gerresheimer Group.