Dr. Jan Ole Eichstädt

Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Jan Ole Eichstädt is a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice with a focus on Private Equity matters.

His practice includes private and public transactions, growth investments and joint ventures.

Jan Ole has broad transaction experience, including complex German and cross-border deals.

Prior to joining White & Case, Jan Ole worked for major international law firms in Frankfurt, London, New York and Munich. In 2018, Jan Ole was seconded to London-based private equity investor Novalpina Capital.

Education
Second State Exam
Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
Dr jur
University of Passau
First State Exam
University of Munich
Languages
English
German
Spanish

Experience

Battery Ventures
Advised Battery Ventures on (i) its acquisition of ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH, (ii) its voluntary public takeover offer for EASY SOFTWARE AG, (iii) its acquisition of WinWorker GmbH (previously Sander + Partner GmbH), (iv) its acquisition of abas Software AG through its portfolio company Forterro and (v) Battery Ventures' VertiGIS Group on the acquisition of SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions, as well as various other completed and contemplated transactions.

Nordic Capital
Advised Nordic Capital on the acquisition of the Sunrise Medical group from Equistone Partners Europe as well as Nordic Capital and its portfolio companies on various other completed and contemplated transactions.

IK Investment Partners
Advised IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of MDT technologies GmbH.

Cobepa
Advised Cobepa on the sale of its majority stake in logistics company Hillebrand to Deutsche Post DHL Group alongside other shareholders at an equity value of approximately €1.5 billion.
 
Quad-C
Advised Quad-C and its portfolio company AIT on AIT's acquisition of the Fiege Group's Freight Forwarding Business and Quad-C's $1.2 billion sale of AIT Worldwide Logistics to The Jordan Company.

Allen & Company
Advised Allen & Company LLC, as financial advisor to Axel Springer SE, on KKR’s €6.8 billion takeover offer.

Triton
Advised Triton on the acquisition of WernerCo and WernerCo on its acquisition of ZARGES Group.

ACP Allianz Capital Partners and others
Advised an international syndicate consisting of Allianz Capital Partners, Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., Infinity Investments SA and MEAG, the asset management arm of Münchener Rück, on its 2015 acquisition of Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH, the German autobahn services company.

Palero
Advised palero on the sale of Heinrich Kopp GmbH, the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the India-based Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. and the acquisition of Medical One AG.

Allianz Renewable Energy Fund
Advised Allianz Renewable Energy Fund on various acquisitions in the renewable energy sector.

PATRIZIA
Advised PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH on the acquisition of two retail asset portfolios with a total deal volume of approx. €500 million.

United Arab Shipping Company
Advised container shipping liner United Arab Shipping Company on its merger with German-listed Hapag-Lloyd AG, creating a combined entity with an annual turnover of around $12 billion.

Continental
Advised Continental AG on the acquisition of the automotive business of Elektrobit Corporation.

Commerzbank
Advised Commerzbank AG on the sale of its subsidiary Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corporation to PAG.

Nokia
Advised Nokia on the acquisition of Siemens' 50% stake in their joint venture, Nokia Siemens Networks.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

Marketing Rules for Funds, Long Disclosure Rules and Short Disclosure Rules in Germany, HFM Compliance Database, 2014, (co-author with Andreas Wieland et al.)

Arbitration Issues in the Law of the European Union (Der schiedsrechtliche Acquis communautaire), Dissertation, Jena, 2013

Delegation of Powers to Management to Set the Definitive Amount of a Capital Increase under German Stock Corporation Law (Die "Bis zu"-Kapitalerhöhung im System der Kapitalmaßnahmen des Aktiengesetzes), DStR, Issue 6, pp 277–281, 2007, (co-author with Daniel Holzmann)