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Martin Mendelssohn


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, German

Martin Mendelssohn is a partner in the Corporate Team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, restructuring and privatisation projects, typically acting for non-UK entities on UK inward investment mandates. 

He also advises on asset- backed contribution schemes, cross-border mergers and international reorganisations. Martin advises a wide range of UK and other European entities (particularly German) and US corporations. During his career with CMS, he has been based in South East Asia, CEE and Germany.

Martin has led teams on M&A, joint venture and privatisation projects engaged in the following businesses and sectors: prepay technology, vouchers, retail, consumer insecticides, lifescience and pharmaceuticals, lotteries and gaming, postal and courier services, engineering, defence technology and systems, aviation systems and components, power control systems, LCD technology, research establishments, international rail services, general travel services, insurance loss adjusters, worldwide publishers, conference organisers, health & leisure clubs, medical services, offshore oil & gas services, fluid handling, food packaging, outside broadcasting, internet services, water filtration and cooling systems, waste management and TV production.

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"I trust him a great deal. Nothing but positive to say. Even if he’s not directly involved, he takes responsibility and he is there. He’s a top class performer"

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Relevant experience

  • Perrigo Company on its acquisition of Rosemont Pharmaceuticals for GBP 180m. 
  • Bayer CropScience on its disposal of its UK manufacturing business to financial investor Aurelius. 
  • Kennametal Inc. on its acquisition of Deloro Stellite from Duke Street Capital for EUR 277.
  • Sainsbury’s Supermarkets on its acquisition of 24 supermarkets from the Co-op. 
  • Camelot, the UK national lottery operator, on the establishment of its EuroMillions game involving eight other national lotteries. 
  • Major US corporations (such as CBS and Toys ‘R’ Us) on various re-organisations. 
  • Von Holtzbrinck Group on the acquisition of Macmillan the publishers.
  • US Filter Corporation on the sale of its worldwide water and wastewater systems and services business to Siemens.
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LLB (Hons), Bristol University, Bristol

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Co-author of the PLC manual Share Purchases:Overview

Joint editor of the CMS European M&A Deal Study 2007-2016

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Lectures list

Mergermarket European Corporate M&A Forum, London, July 2016

Chief Legal Officer Forum, New York, February 2015

Mergermarket M&A Forum, London, 2014

Chief Legal Officer Forum, Chicago, 2012

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