Dr. Stefan Bressler
Stefan is a partner in our Corporate Practice. He advises on public and private M&A transactions and corporate re-organisations as well as on restructuring matters and other transactions in crisis situations, in particular in regulated industry sectors.
During the past years Stefan has advised on numerous matters in the private and public bank and financial services sector and also gained significant experience with transactions within the aviation and shipping industry.
Before joining White & Case, Stefan practiced at another leading international law firm, both in its Frankfurt and Hamburg offices. In 2015, he was seconded to the corporate/M&A team of a global bank in New York.
Public & Private M&A
Advised Faurecia S.E. one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares held by the family shareholder pool resulting in an overall transaction volume of roughly €6.8 billion.
Advised JP Morgan on the financing and cash confirmation for the public takeover offer for Deutsche Euroshop AG by Oaktree and Cura.
ADO Properties S.A. (now Adler Group S.A.)
Advised ADO Properties S.A. (now Adler Group S.A.) in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer for ADLER Real Estate AG and the voluntary public takeover offer and delisting tender offer to the shareholders of WESTGRUND Aktiengesellschaft (WESTGRUND).
Advised Summit Group on the sale of a major part of its German commercial real estate portfolio to Tristan Capital Partners for an initial purchase price of €1 billion.
JOST Werke AG
Advised JOST Werke AG, a leading global producer and supplier of safety-critical systems for the commercial vehicle industry, on the sale of the Edbro UK hydraulic cylinders business to Enact and its fund manager Endless LLP.
Financial Industry M&A
Advised 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.
wefox on its USD 650 million Series C financing round at a valuation of USD 3 billion (post-money).
HPS Investment Partners LLC*
Advised HPS Investment Partners LLC on its acquisition of IKB Leasing GmbH from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG.
PEAC and HPS Investment Partners on its acquisition of the leasing business of AAB Leasing.
Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb) on its joint venture regarding CAPVERIANT GmbH, a lending platform for public sector financings with the French public financial institution Caisse des Dépôts (CDC).
First Data Group
Advised First Data Group in connection with the bidding process to acquire BS PAYONE GmbH, one of the leading omnichannelpayment providers in Europe.
Strategic bidder in connection with the bidding process to acquire Fidor Bank.
EVO Payments International on its acquisition of all shares in Deutsche Card Services GmbH from DB Capital Markets (Deutschland) GmbH.*
Advised SEB AG on the sale of its subsidiary SEB Asset Management AG, and its participation in the fund and asset management company SEB Investment GmbH to Savills Investment Management Limited.
Distressed M&A & Restructuring
HDT Automotive Solutions
Advised US-based HDT Automotive Solutions (HDT), the main shareholder in which is private equity investor Ardian, on the acquisition of German automotive components group Veritas which was under insolvency administration. The transaction included all four Veritas sites in Germany and all its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America.
Advised strategic investor in the auction process for business parts of the insolvent global payment services provider Wirecard AG.
PGL / LOT
Advised the Polish Aviation Group (PGL), owner of LOT Polish Airlines S.A. (LOT), on the proposed acquisition of Germany's Condor Flugdienst GmbH (Condor). The proposed acquisition was preceded by a bidding process in which PGL prevailed over several financial investors.
Advised the insolvency administrator Rüdiger Weiß on the sale of large parts of the traditional German company LOEWE Technologies GmbH (LOEWE). The buyer of the package, which includes technical fixed assets, machinery and the know-how and software rights (EMS and EMC equipment), is the Dr. Schneider Group, a Germany-based OEM automotive supplier.
Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG*
Advised Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG on the sale of various business parts in the course of its insolvency proceedings, in particular, to Deutsche Lufthansa AG and easyJet Airline Company PLC.
Advised HSH Nordbank AG on its restructuring.
*Matters prior to working for White & Case.
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