Mer­gers & Ac­qui­si­ti­ons

Mer­ge wi­se­ly,
buy safe­ly.

For ma­ny ye­ars LE­BUHN & PUCH­TA has de­li­ve­r­ed ad­vice across all bran­ches of in­dus­try on all aspects of mer­gers and ac­qui­si­ti­ons (M&A).

Our na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal cli­ents in­clu­de bo­th es­tab­lis­hed busi­nes­ses and start-ups. The ran­ge of ad­vice con­cer­ning the ac­qui­si­ti­on of a busi­ness co­vers all pha­ses in­clu­ding the plan­ning, let­ter of in­tent, due di­li­gence and pre­pa­ra­ti­on, nego­tia­ti­on and exe­cu­ti­on of the con­tract of sa­le. Whe­re dis­pu­tes ari­se from the ac­qui­si­ti­on of a busi­ness, we re­pre­sent our cli­ents in the nego­tia­ti­ons, and be­fo­re the courts of law and ar­bi­tra­ti­on tri­bu­nals. Our la­wy­ers are fre­quent­ly ap­poin­ted as ar­bi­tra­tors.

The firm has ex­ten­si­ve ex­pe­ri­ence in mat­ters con­cer­ning the trans­for­ma­ti­on of com­pa­nies and in the struc­tu­ring of na­tio­nal and cross-bor­der joint ven­tures. When ad­vi­sing on a company’s trans­for­ma­ti­on, the firm ad­vi­ses on cor­po­ra­te and em­ploy­ment law is­su­es.

  • We have ad­vi­sed the in­sol­ven­cy ad­mi­nis­tra­tor of a ship sup­plier re­gar­ding the sa­le of its en­t­i­re air con­di­tio­ning and fire pro­tec­tion tech­no­lo­gy di­vi­si­on in­clu­ding do­mestic and for­eign sub­si­dia­ries to a French cor­po­ra­te group of the HVAC sec­tor.
  • We have ad­vi­sed a Ger­man group with re­gards to the sa­le of its en­t­i­re ship­ping arm (in­clu­ding a lea­ding ship ma­nage­ment com­pa­ny) to a lar­ge ship­ping com­pa­ny.
  • We have ad­vi­sed the ow­ner of an in­dus­tri­al ma­chi­ne-buil­ding com­pa­ny re­gar­ding the sa­le of its shares to an in­dus­tri­al or fi­nan­cial in­ves­tor.
  • We have con­duc­ted the due di­li­gence for a ma­jor South Ame­ri­can ship­ping li­ne in con­nec­tion with its mer­ger with a Ger­man li­ner ope­ra­tor.
  • We have ad­vi­sed a cli­ent in con­nec­tion with its purcha­se of a for­eign com­pa­ny in the wood pro­ces­sing in­dus­try. This in­clu­ded con­duc­ting a due di­li­gence ex­er­cise in re­spect of the tar­get.
  • We have ad­vi­sed the ope­ra­tor of a plat­form used for tra­ding shares in clo­sed-end funds in re­la­ti­on to its purcha­se of all the shares of a com­pe­ti­tor.
  • We have ad­vi­sed the ow­ner of a ship­ping com­pa­ny in re­la­ti­on to the sa­le of all of its shares to a com­pe­ti­tor.
  • We have ad­vi­sed cli­ents in the struc­tu­ring of a com­plex joint ven­ture in the ship­ping sec­tor.
  • We have ad­vi­sed a ship ma­na­ger in re­la­ti­on to its joint ven­ture pro­ject for crewing ser­vices.
  • We have ad­vi­sed start-up cli­ents in the ca­te­ring in­dus­try in re­la­ti­on to their for­ma­ti­on and ex­pan­si­on and their se­cu­ring of in­vest­ment ca­pi­tal.
  • We have pre­pa­red the do­cu­men­ta­ti­on for the lo­an par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on of a “white knight” in two ai­ling com­pa­nies in­clu­ding debt-for-equi­ty swap op­ti­ons at the end of the term of the lo­an.
  • Ac­ting as ar­bi­tra­tor in a ma­jor dis­pu­te sur­roun­ding the re­scis­si­on of a share deal in the tex­ti­le in­dus­try.
  • Ac­ting as ar­bi­tra­tor in a dis­pu­te sur­roun­ding the ter­mi­na­ti­on of a joint ven­ture in the en­er­gy in­dus­try.