Andreas Stilcken | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Andreas Stilcken
Andreas Stilcken

Andreas Stilcken

Partner, Frankfurt

T +49 69 29994 0

E astilcken@whitecase.com

“He’s highly experienced and has a calm and straightforward approach to things. He’s very constructive and you feel you can rely on him.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Overview

A leading M&A lawyer, Andreas Stilcken supports clients with cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He offers clients the benefit of his considerable experience in these fields, which spans more than 20 years.

Andreas' reputation has attracted a client portfolio that features major domestic and international clients, including financial sponsors and Fortune 500 companies. Acting as their German M&A advisor, he helps to successfully execute complex, multijurisdictional deals. The international dimension of Andreas' transactional experience enables him to strategically coordinate clients' pan-European acquisitions, which often involve multiple territories both within and outside Europe.

Committed to providing value-driven, goal-focused advice, Andreas also has a strong track record of representing foreign strategic and financial buyers in their attempts to acquire enterprises in Germany, both from large German conglomerates and private Mittelstand owners.

He brings insight and experience to deals in an array of industries, but has a particularly strong grasp of the transactional issues related to the automotive and industrial sectors. He has played a key role in many notable projects in these areas.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
  • First State Exam, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

Nestlé, 2014

Andreas advised Nestlé Deutschland AG on the sale of the infant nutrition brands Alete and Milasan and their factory in the Bavarian town of Weiding, to German investment group BWK GmbH and private investor Horst Jostock.

Glen Dimplex, 2014

Andreas advised the Ireland-based Glen Dimplex Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of electrical heating and cooling systems, on the establishment of the energy joint venture BEEGY, together with MVV Energie AG, BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH and Munich-based software specialist GreenCom Networks AG. Located in Mannheim, the new company will deliver innovative products and services in intelligent, decentralized energy management, to trade and industry, as well as private customers.

Infinitas Learning Germany GmbH, 2013

Andreas advised Infinitas Learning Germany GmbH, a portfolio company of Bridgepoint Capital, on the divestiture of Bildungsverlag EINS GmbH, a leading provider in the area of education and advanced vocational training, to the Westermann Group.

Motion Equity Partners, 2012

Andreas advised Motion Equity Partners on the divestiture of the Ixetic Group, a leading manufacturer of power steering and other pumps, to Magna International Inc.

Feintool Group, 2012

Andreas advised the Swiss Feintool Group, which focuses on fineblanking and forming technology for the automotive industry, on the acquisition of Herzing+Schroth.

Halder, 2011

Andreas advised Halder funds and other co-investors on the sale of their majority shareholding in VAG-Armaturen GmbH to Rexnord LLC.

Motion Equity Partners, 2011

Andreas advised Advising Motion Equity Partners on the sale of the automotive supplier KSM Castings to the Chinese CiTiC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Founders of TuneUp Software GmbH, 2011

Andreas advised the founders of TuneUp Software GmbH, a leading provider of software for the enhancement of PCs, regarding the sale of their shareholdings to AVG Technologies N.V.

Coveright Surfaces Holding GmbH, 2010-2013

He advised Coveright Surfaces Holding GmbH, the Germany based leading international supplier of decorative surfaces and coverings, on the sale of its Malaysian, Russian, Spanish, German, North American and Brazilian subsidiaries in separate transactions.

Sberbank, 2009

Andreas advised Sberbank on the planned joint acquisition, with Canadian auto-parts manufacturer Magna International, of a 55 percent interest in Adam Opel GmbH from the US automobile producer General Motors.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Private Equity – Germany, Chambers Europe 2014

Highly Recommended Lawyer: M&A, JUVE 2013/2014

Private Equity & Venture Capital, JUVE 2013/2014

Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 EMEA 2013, Germany

Private Equity, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2013

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt, 2015

Private Equity Law