Thorsten M. R. Rohde

Associate, Frankfurt



Thorsten is an Associate in the M&A/Corporate practice group in the Firm's Frankfurt office.

He advises corporate clients as well as PE and VC investors on national and cross-border M&A transactions. Thorsten’s practice is focused on private M&A, joint venture and venture/growth financing deals predominantly in the technology, automotive and general industrials sector.

Prior to his position in the Firm, Thorsten worked with other leading law firms in Frankfurt.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hesse
Magister Iuris
Trinity College Dublin
First State Exam
University of Mainz


Advised Zalando on the acquisition of a majority stake in Highsnobiety, one of the world's most influential street style and new luxury culture media brands.

Waterfall Asset Management
Advised Waterfall Asset Management, LLC on a €500 million asset-backed debt capital financing to car subscription platform FINN, secured against its fleet.

Advised Forterro, a European software solutions provider and portfolio company of private equity investor Battery Ventures, on the acquisition of myfactory, a leading provider of cloud-based ERP software.

Battery Ventures
Advised Battery Ventures on its 2021 acquisition of ifp institute for Produktqualität GmbH, its 2021 acquisition of Bernd Kraft (now: AnalytiChem), its 2020 voluntary public takeover offer for EASY SOFTWARE AG, its 2020 acquisition of Sander + Partner GmbH, its 2019 acquisition of abas Software AG through its portfolio company Forterro, the 2017 disposition of Worldhotels AG and its 2015 US$154 million sale of the German Trust International Group to NASDAQ-listed Sabre Corporation.

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Multimon AG by way of a management buy-out (MBO). Family-owned Multimon is a leading provider of fire protection systems.

Cobepa SA
Advised Cobepa SA, a privately held investment company with offices in Brussels, Munich and New York, in its €1.5 billion sale of J.F. Hillebrand Group AG, an international logistics company specializing in beer, wine and spirits.

FSN Capital
Advised FSN Capital, a leading private equity adviser in the Northern European region, on its acquisition of Adragos Pharma, a growing B2B contract developer and manufacturer (CDMO) for pharmaceuticals.

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 hydraulic cylinders business to Enact and its fund manager Endless LLP.

Store Electronic Systems
Advised Store Electronic Systems in a joint venture project with the Bossard Group in the field of industrial and logistics IoT solutions. The JV company is incorporated under the name "PDi Digital GmbH" in Austria, with SES holding 70% of the shareholding and Bossard 30%.

TIER Mobility AG
Advised TIER Mobility AG on the acquisition of bike sharing provider nextbike.

Toyota Industries Corporation
Advised Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) on the acquisition of all shares in the viastore group. The viastore group is a global provider of comprehensive intralogistics solutions.

Advised Nestlé on the acquisition of a majority stake in Ankerkraut GmbH and a related shareholder agreement.

Advised JENOPTIK AG on the acquisition of the Medical Applications and SwissOptic business units from Berliner Glas GmbH, a subsidiary of ASML Holding N.V.

Advised JENOPTIK AG on the sale of its defense/mechatronics business Vincorion.


Praxis des Bußgeldverfahrens im Kapitalmarktrecht 2021 (Practice of fine proceedings in capital market law); Co-authorship for Chapter 3 "Selected Torts in Capital Markets Law".