McDermott Expands Transactions Offering with Two Private Equity Partner Hires in Germany - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Expands Transactions Offering with Two Private Equity Partner Hires in Germany


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its Transactions practice in Germany with the addition of private equity partners Holger H. Ebersberger and Hanno Witt in Munich. Holger joins McDermott as Co-Head of Private Equity Germany, leading alongside Michael Cziesla.

“I am proud to see the expansion of our Transactions group in Germany with both Holger and Hanno having an excellent reputation in the world of private equity. The new hires underline the growth trajectory of the Firm and our ambition to be one of the leading law firms in the German market,” said Harris C. Siskind, Global Head of McDermott’s Transactions Practice Group.

Holger specializes in M&A transactions as well as public takeovers and has been advising private equity funds and strategic investors for more than 15 years. He advises his clients throughout the entire investment cycle, starting with the acquisition of the company, through the portfolio phase and up to the exit. His expertise includes auction procedures, public takeovers, dual-track procedures, carve-outs and joint ventures. He focuses on digital business, TMT, life sciences and healthcare transactions.

Hanno has several years of experience in advising national and international private equity clients and strategic investors in M&A transactions. He advises clients on both the buy-side as well as the sell-side and specializes in cross-border transactions, auction processes, carve-out transactions, joint ventures and management buy-outs. Hanno has broad sector expertise, including life sciences and healthcare, industrials, infrastructure, consumer products and technology.

“With the addition of Holger and Hanno, we continue the strategic expansion of our Transactions practice in Germany,” said Dr. Jens Ortmanns, Managing Partner in Germany. “Holger and Hanno are an excellent fit for us, both professionally and personally.”

“McDermott is well known for its first-rate Transactions practice with its strong international focus and its collegiate culture across the Firm,” Holger noted. “I am excited by the opportunity to be part of the team and to work alongside the German leadership team and Michael Cziesla, jointly leading our M&A and PE practices in Germany.”

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