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Lars Rueve

European Counsel

Lars Rueve

European Counsel
Frankfurt +49-69-4272-5200+49-69-4272-5200 +49-69-4272-5210+49-69-4272-5210
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Lars Rueve is a European Counsel in S&C’s Frankfurt office and a member of our German law practice group. He has extensive experience in capital markets and M&A transactions as well as in general securities and corporate law matters, such as capital markets compliance and post-admission obligations, shareholders’ meetings, corporate governance and executive compensation. 

Mr. Rueve studied law at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany, continued his legal studies at the University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia, USA, graduating as LL.M., and earned his Dr. jur. degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany.


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Recent Capital Markets transactions
From 2020 to 2022, Dr. Rueve has advised: 
  • 468 SPAC I on its €300 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • 468 SPAC II on its €210 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange 
  • Pre-IPO shareholders on their €400 million secondary placement of Auto1 shares 
  • Delivery Hero on its €571 million and €1.25 billion issues of new shares and its €1.75 billion and €1.5 billion convertible bond offerings
  • European Healthcare Acquisition & Growth Company (SPAC) on its €200 million private placement and listing on Euronext Amsterdam 
  • HelloFresh on its €175 million convertible bond offering
  • home24 on its €46 million issue of new shares 
  • Lakestar SPAC I on its €275 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • OboTech Acquisition (SPAC) on its €200 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Rocket Internet on its €324 million public share purchase offer alongside United Internet’s public share purchase offer 
  • Underwriters on RWE’s €2 billion issue of new shares
  • SMG European Recovery SPAC on its €115 million private placement and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Further key Capital Markets transactions
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Rueve has worked on numerous high-profile transactions, including:
  • IPOs of Covestro, Delivery Hero, Deutsche Annington/ Vonovia, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Evonik Industries, HelloFresh, home24, Instone Real Estate, Rocket Internet, Siemens Healthineers, Sixt Leasing, Tele Columbus, TLG IMMOBILIEN and Zalando  
  • Rights issues of Bayer, Commerzbank, Draegerwerk, IVG Immobilien, Porsche Automobil Holding, Schaeffler and Tele Columbus
  • Primary placements of shares in Bayer, Deutsche Annington/ Vonovia, Deutsche Wohnen, PAION, ProSiebenSat.1 and TLG IMMOBILIEN 
  • Secondary placements for Activum of its Instone Real Estate shares, Goldman Sachs and KKR of their KION shares, Hypo Real Estate of its Deutsche Pfandbriefbank shares, Oaktree of its alstria REIT shares, Siemens of its Osram shares and pre-IPO shareholders of their Zalando shares

Key private and public M&A transactions
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Rueve has advised on many high-profile M&A transactions, including:
  • 468 SPAC I on its business combination agreement with Boxine GmbH, valuing the combined company at a pro forma equity value of €990 million
  • Owners of BEOS on their sale of the company to Swiss Life 
  • CSM Bakery Solutions, a portfolio business of Rhône Capital, on the carve-out of its ingredients business by Investindustrial VII
  • Delivery Hero in its $4 billion agreement to acquire Woowa Brothers 
  • Drillisch on its €8 billion business combination with United Internet 
  • HelloFresh on its agreement to acquire Factor75, Inc. for up to $277 million
  • home24 on the voluntary public takeover offer by XXXLutz
  • Lone Star in connection with its tender offer for ISARIA Wohnbau
  • Majorel on its abandoned merger with Sitel Group
  • Merck on its $6.5 billion acquisition of Versum Materials
  • Porsche Automobil Holding (Porsche SE) on the €10.1 billion acquisition of 25% of the ordinary voting shares of Porsche AG from Volkswagen AG (concurrent with the Porsche IPO)
  • Rhône Capital on the sale of CSM Bakery’s fats business to AAK Belgium 
  • Rio Tinto on the sale of its German Alcan subsidiaries to Amcor
  • Shareholders on the sale of Novaled to Samsung Industries 
  • United Rentals in its $715 acquisition of BakerCorp International