Johannes P. Goossens

Local Partner, Frankfurt



Johannes P. Goossens is a local partner in the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office.

Johannes advises clients on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as general corporate matters. His focus are the automotive, technology and general industrials sectors. His experience also includes restructuring and insolvency law in the context of distressed M&A transactions.

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

Faurecia, 2023
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, 2022
Advised Pollen Street Capital on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Pair Finance.

Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., 2022
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.

FNZ, 2022
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.*

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

Growth Capital Investor, 2023
Advising on the €60million Series E investment round into Raisin GmbH, a leading European fintech market place for savings and investment products.

Enpal, 2023
Enpal on its €215 million Series D financing round.

wefox, 2022
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

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021, 2022, and 2023