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Konstantin Technau


Konstantin Technau

Frankfurt +49-69-4272-5200+49-69-4272-5200 +49-69-4272-5210+49-69-4272-5210
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Konstantin Technau has broad experience as a mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and finance lawyer. Mr. Technau regularly advises financial and strategic buyers with regard to the financing of acquisition.

Over the years, Mr. Technau has advised principals on many of the most high profile German public M&A transactions in the market, gaining significant expertise in German takeover rules and its interpretation by the German regulator.


Recent M&A transactions:
From 2019 to 2021, Dr. Technau has advised: 
  • 468 SPAC I on its business combination agreement with Boxine GmbH, valuing the combined company at a pro forma equity value of €990 million
  • Axioma in its acquisition by Deutsche Börse AG for $850 million cash and debt free
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs as financial advisers to METRO AG on its rejection of EPGC’s €5.8 billion public takeover offer
  • Bayer on (i) Elanco Animal Health’s $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s Animal Health business and (ii) its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto
  • CTP N.V. on its pending circa €800 million public takeover and delisting offer for Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG
  • Delivery Hero in (i) its $4.0 billion agreement to acquire Woowa Brothers Corp. and (ii) on its €930 million sale of its German food delivery businesses to
  • Deutsche Wohnen on its ​€19 business combination with Vonovia, with a combined market cap of €45 billion
  • Fiserv in the $22 billion acquisition of First Data
  • J.P. Morgan as exclusive financial adviser to adidas in its definitive agreement to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for a total consideration of up to €1.2 billion
  • Lakestar SPAC I in its €1.2 billion (equity value) merger with HomeToGo, the first German De-SPAC deal of its kind
  • Lone Star Funds in a real estate deal between Deutsche Wohnen and ISARIA
  • TLG IMMOBILIEN in its €1.5 billion acquisition of a 15.0% stake in Aroundtown and the subsequent business combination

Further key M&A transactions:
Over the past 10 years alone, Dr. Technau has represented clients on many noteworthy public and private M&A transactions, including:
  • CyrusOne on its $475 million acquisition of Zenium Data Centers
  • Deutsche Wohnen on (i) its successful defense against Vonovia’s unsolicited, hostile, €13 billion takeover bid, (ii) its tender offer for LEG Immobilien, (iiI) its attempted tender offer for conwert Immobilien, (iv) its €3.6 billion tender offer for GSW Immobilien and (v) its €1.2 billion acquisition of companies in the BauBeCon Group
  • Drillisch AG in its $8 billion business combination with United Internet
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the €6.2 billion sale of Magneti Marelli
  • Hospira on its the sale of a German subsidiary
  • IHO Holding on its acquisition of ATESTEO Group from 3i Group
  • Lone Star in connection with its tender offer for ISARIA Wohnbau
  • Oaktree on the sale of its 61% in Deutsche Office to Alstria
  • OFFICEFIRST Immobilien on its €3 billion sale to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe
  • Rhône Capital and Triton on the acquisition and attempted sale of Orion Engineered Carbons
  • Rhône Capital on the sale of CSM Bakery’s fats business and on the acquisition of a chemicals business from Evonik
  • the takeover of Sky Deutschland by BSkyB for $7 billion
  • Spirit AeroSystems in its (later abandoned) acquisition of S.R.I.F., the parent company of Asco Industries

Capital Markets and Financing transactions:
Over the past 10 years alone, Dr. Technau has led work on countless high-profile Capital Markets and Financing transactions, including:
  • 468 SPAC I on its €300 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Bayer on a €3 billion share placement to Temasek
  • Delivery Hero on its ABO and convertible bond offering with an aggregate value of €2.3 billion
  • GFJ ESG Acquisition I on its €150 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Instone on its €428 million IPO-dual track transaction
  • The IPOs/listings of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien and Orion Engineered Carbons
  • IVG Immobilien on a capital increase with gross proceeds of €145 million
  • Lakestar SPAC I on its €275 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • MediaMarktSaturn on its €1.7 billion state aid financing to address Covid-19 related liquidity needs
  • OboTech Acquisition (SPAC) on its €200 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Orion Engineered Carbons on the $425 million offering of PIK High Yield notes
  • Rocket Internet on its delisting by way of a public self-tender delisting offer

 Rankings and Recognitions
  • Top 3, “Top Dealmaker 2019”, Finance Magazin 2020, German M&A Ranking 
  • Continuously ranked for Capital Markets since 2004, Chambers Global
  • Continuously ranked for Capital Markets since 2007, Chambers Europe
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A, JUVE Handbook (2015 – Present)
  • Ranked for Capital Markets, JUVE Handbook (2015 – Present)
  • Listed as “Highly Regarded” for ECM and M&A, IFLR1000 (2019 – Present)
  • Other notable recognitions include: Best Lawyers in Germany; European Legal Experts; Who’s Who Legal