Ben von Maur

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Ben von Maur is an associate in the Firm's London office. He focuses on private equity acquisitions and equity investments. Ben has also advised on a broad range of corporate transactions (including domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions) and management teams in relation to the equity incentive arrangements. Ben is currently on secondment to the Firm's New York Office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School
LLB
Queen Mary, University of London
MSc
SDA Bocconi
BA
Franklin University, Switzerland
Languages
English
German

Experience

GSO Capital Partners LP on their debt and minority equity investment to support iAero Group in a highly complex transaction aimed at creating a pan-American aviation business, including the acquisitions of AeroThrust Holdings, LLC and Miami Tech Aircraft Maintenance Inc.

Novator Partners on its series B investment in Klang Games GmbH, a Berlin based game studio developing MMO games.

Novator Partners on its investment in Machine Zone, Inc., a San Francisco based game studio known for games such as "Game of Fire" and "Final Fantasy".

Novator Partners on its seed investment in Lockwood Publishing Limited, a Nottingham based game studio developing "Avakin Life"

IFM Global Investors on the acquisition (together with Vitol) of Buckeye Partners' 50% equity interest in VTTI, the leading global independent provider of energy storage.

Lightsource Renewable Energy and its founders on BP Alternative Energy’s US$200m investment and the launch of Lightsource BP.

Play Communications S.A. and its shareholders, Novator Partners and Tollerton Investments, on its €1bn initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Mid Europa Partners on its disposal of Zabka Polska to CVC Capital Partners.

Bridgepoint on its £750m acquisition of Zenith, the leading specialist independent UK leasing and fleet management provider from private equity firm HgCapital.

Management of the Keter Group in relation to their equity incentive arrangements with BC Partners.

Montagu Private Equity LLP on its secondary buyout of the Funeral Services Partnership, a leading UK funeral services provider.

Triton Capital Partners on the bolt-on acquisition by its portfolio company Dywidag Systems of the Jennmar businesses outside the US and the disposal of its US mining business to Jennmar.

Castik Capital S.à r.l. on the bolt-on acquisition by its portfolio company Waterlogic Limited of the PHS-Waterlogic business in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland from the PHS Group.

Novator Partners on a consortium investment in the Aasa Group, a consumer lending business operating in Poland, the Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden.

Novator Partners on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Nextel Chile (now trading as WOM), a mobile telephone operator in Chile.

Mid Europa Partners on its disposal of the Norican Group to Altor Equity Partners.