Johannes P. Goossens

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Johannes is a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

Johannes specializes in complex M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions, with a focus on the technology sector and fast-growth companies.

Prior to joining the firm, Johannes practiced at another international law firm in its Frankfurt office.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Trier


Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity

Pollen Street
Advised Pollen Street Capital (PSC) on its intended acquisition and combination of niiio finance group AG, fundsaccess AG, FundHero SA, FinTecc LLC and MiFID-Recorder GmbH.

Advised Faurecia, part of the FORVIA Group and one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the sale of its SAS Cockpit Modules division, a global provider of assembly and logistics services for the automotive industry, to automotive supplier MOTHERSON Group.

Pollen Street Capital
Advised Pollen Street Capital on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Pair Finance.

Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp.
Advised Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., a technology-enabled consumer focused special purpose acquisition company led entirely by women founders, CEOs, board members and other executives (NYSE: ACAQ), on its entry into a definitive business combination agreement with Next.e.GO Mobile SE, an innovative producer of urban electric vehicles based on disruptive production systems headquartered in Germany.

Advised FNZ Group, a leading global wealth management platform which partners with large financial institutions and wealth management firms managing more than US$1.5 trillion in assets for over 20 million customers worldwide, on the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in DIAMOS AG from ConQor Deutschland GmbH.

Visa Inc.
Advising Visa Inc. in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Tink AB.*

Netflix, Inc.
Netflix, Inc. in its acquisitions of Scanline VFX*

The Middleby Corporation
Advising The Middleby Corporation in its acquisition of Novy nv.*

GBT Travel Services UK Limited
Advising d/b/a American Express Global Business Travel in its acquisition of Egencia Europe SAS from Expedia Group, Inc. As part of the transaction Expedia will become a shareholder in Amex GBT.*

Korea Public Officials Benefit Association
Advising Korea Public Officials Benefit Association in the sale of its real estate assets, mutually held with Dream Global Real Estate Investment, to real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc.*

Corning Incorporated
Advising Corning Incorporated in its acquisition of substantially all of the Communication Markets Division of 3M.*

Key Safety Systems, Inc.
Advising Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its US$1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation;*

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Advising Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in its US$3.8 billion sale of the performance materials division of its materials technologies segment to Evonik Industries AG.*

Sealed Air Corporation
Advising Sealed Air Corporation in the proposed tax-free spin-off of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division into a new company called New Diversey.*


Fast Growth / Venture Capital

ENVIRIA Energy Holding GmbH (ENVIRIA)
Advised commercial and industrial decentralized energy solutions provider ENVIRIA Energy Holding GmbH (ENVIRIA) on a capital commitment of over US$200 million from BlackRock through its Global Renewable Power Fund IV. ENVIRIA offers solar solutions for companies in the commercial and industrial space with a projected development pipeline of over 2,000 projects across Germany and a projected generation capacity of 2.3GW.

Growth Capital Investor
Advising on the €60million Series E investment round into Raisin GmbH, a leading European fintech market place for savings and investment products.

Enpal on its €215 million Series D financing round.

wefox Holding AG, a leading pan-European InsurTech, on its US$400 million Series D funding round. With a post-money valuation of US$4.5 billion, wefox continues to be one of the highest valued InsurTechs.

PayPal Inc.
Advising PayPal Inc. as lead investor in a US$50 million funding round for PPRO Holding GmbH and advising in its joined USD 100 Million growth investment together with Carlyle in Shopware AG.*


Co-author: "Private Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany: Market Analysis Overview,"
Thomson Reuters, June 2017

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