Hugo J. S. Schwarz Leite

Counsel, Frankfurt



Hugo is counsel in the Private Equity practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office and specializes in private equity transactions as well as national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Representing corporate clients, investors and private equity firms, he also offers advice on a broad range of general corporate law matters in connection complex German and cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining the Frankfurt team in 2015, Hugo worked as a trainee lawyer for an international law firm in Frankfurt in the field of M&A/Corporate and Capital Markets.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
First State Exam
University of Giessen


European Dental Group 2023
Advised European Dental Group, a leading pan-European oral care provider, on the sale of its European laboratory businesses to Oakley Capital.

Norvestor 2023
Advised Norvestor on the acquisition of a majority stake in Langer & Laumann.

Armira Investment Holding, 2023
Advised Armira Investment Holding on acquisition of factor Eleven.

Duke Street, 2016 – 2022
Advised Duke Street on (i) its 2022 disposals of Medi-Globe and Asid Bonz (as well as the earlier 2016 acquisition of Medi-Globe), (ii) its 2021 acquisition of COMPO Consumer, a leading provider of branded goods for house and garden in Europe, from Kingenta Ecological Engineering Co. Ltd. (as well as the subsequent add-on acquisition of Störck); and (iii) its 2018 acquisition of A-Rosa river cruises.

Battery Ventures, 2015 – 2022
Advised Battery Ventures on (i) its 2022 investment into Proemion, (ii) its 2021 acquisition of Bernd Kraft (now: AnalytiChem), (iii) its 2021 Acquisition of ifp Privates Institut für Produktqualität GmbH, (iv) its 2021 acquisition of KMS Computer GmbH, (vi) its 2020 disposal of ARC-Greenlab (v) its 2020 acquisition of winworker (now CraftView; as well as several subsequent add-on acquisitions for the CraftView-Platform between 2020 and 2021); (vi) its 2019 acquisition of Qognify; (vii) its 2019 acquisition of Dynamic Design; (viii) its 2019 acquisition of SynerGIS and (ix) its 2017 disposition of Worlhotels AG and its 2015 US$154 million sale of the German Trust International Group to NASDAQ-listed Sabre Corporation.

Stora Enso, 2022
Advised Stora Enso Oyj on its 2022 sale of Maxau paper production site in Germany.

Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball Aktiengesellschaft, 2021 - 2022
Advised Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball Aktiengesellschaft (Eintracht Frankfurt) on corporate law aspects of an innovative transaction to strengthen its equity base and expand its shareholder base.

Nordic Capital, 2015 – 2021
Advised Nordic Capital on (i) its 2021 acquisition of Bearing Point RegTech (now: Regnology) through a carve-out from BearingPoint (ii) its 2018 acquisition of the Prospitalia Group (as well as the subsequent add-on acquisitions of WMC Healthcare and caprimed in 2020), (iii) its 2018 acquisition of the Ober Scharrer Group, (iv) its 2017 acquisition of Alloheim and (v) its 2015 acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group.

FSN Capital, 2021
Advised on the acquisition of Adragos Pharma GmbH, a globally operating contract development and manufacturing organisation in the healthcare sector.

CGS Management AG, 2017 – 2021
Advised CGS on its 2021 disposals of schoen + sandt machinery GmbH and Freeman Schwabe (as well as the earlier 2018 acquisition of Freeman Schwabe and 2017 acquisition of schoen + sandt machinery GmbH).

DBAG, 2020
Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Multimon AG, a leading provider of fire protection systems.

IK Investment Partners, 2019/20
Advised IK Investment Partners on (i) its 2019/20 acquisition of MDT technologies GmbH and (ii) its 2016 acquisition of ZytoService Deutschland GmbH.

Goldman Sachs, 2019
Advised on its investment in Elinvar, a leading digital platform for asset and wealth managers, in connection with its €25 million Series C fund raising.

Wilma Europe Holding BV, 2018
Advising Wilma Europe Holding BV on the sale of its majority stake in Wilma Immobilien GmbH (Wilma) to the Luxembourg based real estate fund Aermont Capital Real Estate Fund IV (ACREF IV).

Ardian (formerly Axa Private Equity), 2016
Advised Ardian on the 2016 acquisition of German Schwind eye-tech solutions GmbH.

Palero, 2016
Advising private equity investor palero on the sale of Heinrich Kopp GmbH to the Saudi alfanar Group.

Gasunie Deutschland, 2016
Advising Gasunie Deutschland on the acquisition (jointly with Open Grid Europe) of gas transmission operator jordgas Transport GmbH from Statoil.

Groupe Legris Industries, 2016
Advised Groupe Legris Industries on its 2016 acquisition of Schiederwerk.

Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis, Infinity Investments and MEAG, 2015
Advising an international consortium of infrastructure investors comprising Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re, on its acquisition of German autobahn services station chain "Tank & Rast".

Super Group Limited, 2015
Advised Super Group Limited on its 2015 €153.5 million acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe.