Guerkan Akbaba

Associate, Frankfurt



Guerkan advises clients on syndicated lending transactions including acquisition finance where he advises sponsors, borrowers and issuers as well as banks and other financial institutions.

Before joining the firm in 2020, Guerkan worked over two years as an associate for another international law firm in its Frankfurt office. Prior to that, Guerkan worked for other major international law firms in Frankfurt and Munich as a research assistant and trainee lawyer.

Guerkan was seconded for six months to our London Office from September 2022.

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Deutsche Bank and Partners Group, 2023
Advised Deutsche Bank and Partners Group, acting on behalf of its clients, on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Aqseptence Group (AQS) by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.'s Power Opportunities Group.

Enpal, 2022/2023
Advised Enpal GmbH (Enpal) on its Series D equity financing with €215 million proceeds.

Stabilus Group, 2022
Advised Stabilus S.E. and its subsidiaries (Stabilus Group), one of the world's leading suppliers of motion control solutions for a wide range of industries, on a new long term financing with €450 million credit facilities.

AGIC Capital, 2022
Advised AGIC Capital on the financing aspects of its acquisition of a majority stake in German pharmaceutical company ATEC Pharmatechnik GmbH (ATEC).

wefox Holding AG, 2022
Advised wefox Holding AG, a leading pan-European insurtech, on its US$400 million Series D funding round.

The Quality Group, 2022
Advised banking consortium on the financing of CVC's acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group.

Delivery Hero, 2022
Advised Delivery Hero on €1.4 Billion-Equivalent Term Loan B and New Revolving Credit Facility.

AnalytiChem, 2022
Advised Battery Ventures on the financing of the acquisition of Bernd Kraft (now: AnalytiChem) and various add-on acquisitions.

Goldman Sachs, Golub Capital and Berenberg, 2022
Advised Goldman Sachs, Golub Capital and Berenberg on debt financing to support Novo Holdings' acquisition of BBI Group.

Adler Group, 2022
Advised Adler Group S.A. on the sale of a €1.05 billion real estate portfolio to international investment company KKR and German real estate specialist Velero.

ifp, 2021
Advised Battery Ventures on the financing of the acquisition of ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH.

goetel / German Network Construction, 2021
Advised Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP and its fund Basalt III on financing aspects of the acquisition of goetel GmbH and German Network Construction GmbH.

Faurecia / Hella, 2021
Advised Faurecia on the German financing aspects of the public takeover offer for Hella GmbH & Co. KG (HELLA) and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares currently held by the family shareholder pool.

Medi-Globe, 2021
Advised Medi-Globe Group on its refinancing.

COMPO, 2021
Advised Duke Street on the acquisition of COMPO's consumer business from Kingenta Ecological Engineering Co. Ltd.

Bergman, 2021
Advised financing providers on the financing of Triton's acquisition of Bergman Clinics.

Schock, 2021
Advised banking consortium on the financing of Triton's acquisition of Schock.

Aggregate, 2021
Advised Aggregate Holdings on the acquisition of a project portfolio from ZAR Real Estate.

Boels, 2021
Advised a bank syndicate on the repricing and amendment of the €1 billion + financing for Boels' acquisition of Cramo plc.

ADLER, 2020/2021
Advised Adler Real Estate Group on various amendments to existing financings as well as on portfolio refinancings.

Accentro, 2020
Advised Accentro Real Estate AG on multiple acquisitions of real estate and businesses by way of share deals.

Advising Dedalus Holding S.p.A, controlled by Ardian, on completing the acquisition of part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group's healthcare IT Business.*

Advising banking consortium on financing acquisition of LAP Group by fonds advised by IK Investment Partners.*

Advising Kartesia on the refinancing of C.C. Group.*


* Matters prior to working for White & Case.


"Trust me, if you can!" – US Trusts as borrowers ("Trust me, if you can!" – US-Trusts als Kreditnehmer), BKR 8/2018, Pages 319-325 (co-author with Michael Schuhmacher)