Dr. Jochen Hoerth

Local Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Jochen (Josh) Hoerth is a local partner in the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office. He advises national and international publicly listed and private companies as well as investors with respect to national and international M&A transactions as well as in terms of corporate, capital market and commercial law.

Prior to joining White & Case, Josh worked as an Associate and trainee lawyer for another international law firm in Berlin, Frankfurt and New York City.

Before beginning his legal traineeship, Josh worked as a Research Associate for the Singapore-based Rule of Law Program Asia of German government-sponsored Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Dr jur
Free University of Berlin
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
First State Exam
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
Languages
German
English

Experience

Nexi S.p.A., 2023
Representation of Nexi S.p.A, an Italy-based PayTech company engaged in Merchant Services & Solutions, Cards & Digital Payments and Digital Banking Solutions, in connection with its acquisition of a 30% stake in Computop Paygate GmbH, a German payment services provider processing transactions with an annual volume of around US$30 billion.

Camtek Ltd., 2023
Representation of NASDAQ-listed Camtek Ltd. (Israel) on its US$100 million acquisition of German FRT GmbH, the semiconductor metrology business of NASDAQ-listed FormFactor Inc.

Pollen Street Capital, 2023
Advising Pollen Street Capital (PSC) on the acquisition and integration of niiio finance groupAG (niiio), fundsaccess AG (fundaccess), FundHero SA (FundHero), FinTecc (FinTecc) and MiFID-Recorder GmbH (MiFID-Recorder).

Paysafe, acquisition of viafintech, 2021
Advising Paysafe on its acquisition of German fintech company viafintech (Barzahlen). Paysafe is a leading specialized payments platform which enables businesses and consumers to transact through payment processing, digital wallet and online cash solutions.

dSPACE, VC investment in neurocat, 2021
Advising dSPACE, a leading provider of solutions for the development, testing and validation in the autonomous driving and e-mobility industries, on its series seed investment in neurocat GmbH, an AI-software based Berlin start-up engaged in AI safety, security and privacy.

ADO Properties, takeover offer for ADLER Real Estate and acquisition of a minority stake in CONSUS, 2020
Advising ADO Properties S.A in connection with its voluntary public takeover offer for ADLER Real Estate AG as well as the acquisition of a minority stake in CONSUS Real Estate AG.

dSPACE, acquisition of Intempora, 2020
Advising dSPACE on the acquisition of Intempora, a French company providing real-time multisensor software solutions for autonomous driving, from its founders.

LANXESS, sale of 40 percent stake in Currenta to MIRA, 2019
Advising specialty chemicals company LANXESS on the sale of its stake in Currenta, operator of one of Europe's largest chemical parks located in Germany, to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). LANXESS sold its 40 percent interest alongside chemicals and pharmaceuticals enterprise Bayer at a total deal value of approximately €3.5 billion (enterprise value).

Clariant, sale of Healthcare Packaging business to Arsenal Capital Partners, 2019
Advising Swiss specialty chemical company Clariant AG on the CHF 308 million sale of its Healthcare Packaging business with manufacturing facilities in the US, France, China and India to New York-based private equity fund Arsenal Capital Partners in a bidding process.

AIXTRON, joint venture with South Korean IRUJA, 2018
Advising Germany-listed AIXTRON SE on a joint venture with South Korean IRUJA Co. Ltd. to invest in APEVA, AIXTRON's subsidiary for OLED deposition technologies for the display industry with companies in the UK, South Korea and Germany.

FTCAP, sale of FTCAP and Leclanché Capacitors, 2018
Advising the owners of F & T Fischer & Tausche Holding GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of their indirect participation in German FTCAP GmbH and Swiss Leclanché Capacitors Sàrl, which specialize in the development and production of capacitors, to French listed Mersen Group.

Conzzeta, acquisition of foam materials business unit of Otto Bock Group, 2017
Advising Swiss listed Conzzeta AG on its acquisition of the foam materials business unit of Otto Bock Group with production sites in Germany, China and the USA, making Conzzeta a global leader in polyurethane-based foam materials for modern mobility solutions used in the car, truck and aviation industries.

Autonomos, sale to TomTom, 2017
Advising the founders and shareholders of Autonomos GmbH, a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up, on the sale of all shares in Autonomos GmbH to TomTom, a global leader in traffic, mapping and navigation products and solutions.

CATL, acquisition of ownership stake in Valmet Automotive, 2016
Advising Chinese specialist provider of battery cells and energy storage systems Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) on the acquisition of a 22 percent ownership stake in Valmet Automotive Ltd., a Finnish provider of vehicle manufacturing and convertible roof systems.

AIXTRON, intended takeover by Fujian Grand Chip Investment, 2016
Advising TecDAX and NASDAQ listed AIXTRON SE on the intended approx. €670 million takeover by the Chinese financial investor Fujian Grand Chip Investment. Germany-headquartered AIXTRON is a leading provider of deposition equipment for the semiconductor industry. The transaction had to be abandoned by prohibitive order of US President Obama regarding AIXTRON's US business.