Comment: Thanks to strong large firm contacts and a remarkable personal network – incl. internationally – this respected firm for M&A secures a steady deal flow. This derives firstly from companies like Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, which increasingly called on the firm for major deals alongside corporate advice. Secondly, real estate deals are still keeping Wendelstein busy. Work for Black Stone Real Estate involving the acquisition of Austrian stores is a good example.
Development potential: The fact that the ?corporate practice stepped up work for corporates like Merck fits in with Wendelstein’s progress. The ambitious firm should aim to be called on by these clients for M&A too.
Recommended: Philipp von Bismarck, Nikolaus Hofstetter (“great for M&A, esp. real estate deals, entrepreneurial-minded, impressive negotiator”, client; “reliable, first-rate, assertive”, “pragmatic, responsive, strong expertise”, competitors).
Practice: Frequent activity for Mittelstand, owner-managed companies. Via contacts to international firms, frequent work for foreign companies on projects; also ?corporate. (7 partners, 6 associates)
Clients: ?? Inverto shareholder on sale to BCG; Imerys on acquisition of Alufin, Tabularoxid and Alteo from HIG Europe; Redknee Germany on sale of assets; Black Stone Real Estate on acquisition of Austrian stores; Wiener Feinbäckerei Heberer on sale of branches.
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