Dr. Oliver K. Hahnelt, LLM is a partner in the Frankfurt office of McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP who advises clients on all aspects of debt finance transactions both domestically and internationally. He focuses in particular on counseling financial institutions, private equity sponsors and other investors, credit/debt funds and corporate clients on acquisition finance (leveraged buyouts, including recapitalizations), corporate finance (corporate lending, including refinancings) and structured finance.
In addition to advising on transactions on a global scale, Oliver completed studies in Germany and the US, including the LL.M. program at Madison law school, Wisconsin and the Executive Education Program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge).
Prior to joining McDermott, Oliver worked for other leading international law firms with the same advisory focus.
Advised FRIWO AG on the re-financing of its group-wide financial indebtedness.
Advised DuMont Mediengruppe on all aspects in connection with its credit facility entered into with a syndicate of German banks.
Advised VR Equitypartner GmbH and its portfolio company Bookwire Holding GmbH on the financing of the acquisition of readbox publishing GmbH
Advised SIGNA on the formation of a joint venture with Canadian Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) to merge retail chains Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhaus and the acquisition of 50 percent of HBC’S European real estate portfolio
Advised owners of Elmotec Group on the sale of their shares to Schaeffler Technologies
Advised Gimv N.V. in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the WEMAS Group
Advised the management of the Schülerhilfe group in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the Schülerhilfe group by Oakley*
Advised a syndicate of banks in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Kfz Teile 24 group by EQT*
Advised Bremer Kreditbank (now OLB) in connection with the (re-)financing of the ZARGES Tubesca Group*
Advised a syndicate of international banks, including UniCredit Bank AG, in connection with the EUR 800 million refinancing of the Scout24 Group*
Advised BlueBay Asset Management in connection with a Unitranche facilities agreement relating to the financing of the acquisition of the Transporeon Group*
Advised DuMont Mediengruppe in connection with a corporate credit facility agreement made available by a syndicate of international banks*
Advised ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on the EUR 2 billion refinancing of its existing indebtedness*
Advised Triton Beteiligungsgesellschaft in connection with the (re-)financing of the acquisition of the Wittur Group and COMPO Group*
Best Lawyers Germany 2022 for Banking and Finance Law
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Finance Monthly, Deal Maker of the Year 2014
University of Wisconsin Law School, LLM, 2006
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 2003
University of Gießen, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2001
University of Gießen, First State Exam, 2000
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