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Dr. Jacob Siebert

Rechtsanwalt | Head of Corporate / M&A, CMS Germany

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English

Jacob Siebert advises strategic investors and private equity funds on mostly cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and private equity investments. He is an expert for leveraged buyouts and public takeovers and also provides ongoing corporate law advice to his clients. Jacob has special sector expertise in life sciences and consumer goods.

Jacob joined CMS in 2003 and was made partner in 2012. In 2009/2010, he spent six months on secondment with investment funds in London.

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"Recommended" for Private Equity and Venture Capital, M&A

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

Relevant experience

  • Advising BC Partners on their Aenova Group investment and on subsequent transactions
  • Advising Almirall on selling its respiratory tract diseases division to Astra-Zeneca
  • Advising Mayfair on the merger of Germanische Llloyd and Det Norske Veritas
  • Advising Groupe CAT on acquiring Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Germany
  • Advising Capiton and SüdBG on selling svt Brandschutz
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  • SPACs - an attractive acquisition model for the German market - first experiences from legal point of view, Corporate Finance law 2010, p. 224 ff
  • SPAC - A new asset class in Europe, Corporate Finance law 2010, p. 13 ff
  • Debt-Equity-Swap-Transactions, Finance Magazin-Sonderbeilage 2009, p. 18
  • "The Liability of Members of the Take-Over Consortium under the Rules of Concealed Contribution in Kind", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2006, p. 366 ff
  • One-Man-Partnerships, 2005
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  • 2005: PhD at the University of Bonn
  • 2002: Second state examination in law
  • 2000 - 2002: trainee lawyer at Higher Regional Court Stuttgart
  • 1999: First state examination in law in Düsseldorf
  • Law studies at the University of Bonn
  • 1992 - 1994: Trained as a banker in Stuttgart
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CMS ad­vises Afin­um on ma­jor­ity stake in Tisso Natur­produkte
Mu­nich – Afin­um Achte Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG, which is ad­vised by Afin­um Man­age­ment GmbH, has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity share­hold­ing in Tisso Natur­produkte GmbH, a spe­cial­ist sup­pli­er of thera­peut­ic...
CMS ad­vises ADS-TEC En­ergy on IPO via mer­ger with European Sus­tain­able...
Stut­tgart – ADS-TEC En­ergy GmbH has an­nounced jointly with European Sus­tain­able Growth Ac­quis­i­tion Corp. (EUSG), a NAS­DAQ-lis­ted spe­cial pur­pose ac­quis­i­tion vehicle, that they have con­cluded a bind­ing...
CMS ad­vises Volk­swa­gen and Porsche on Bugatti Rimac joint ven­ture
Ham­burg – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Rimac Auto­mobili d.o.o. have agreed to form a joint ven­ture that will in­clude Bugatti. Oliv­er Blume and Mate Rimac an­nounced the name of the new hy­per­car man­u­fac­turer...
Private equity pan­el 2021/I sur­vey by CMS and Fin­ance: Mar­ket on the up­turn...
Frank­furt/Main – Des­pite the on­go­ing pan­dem­ic and a mixed last year, the private equity in­dustry is un­der­go­ing a renais­sance. 2021 looks set to be a strong year for private equity trans­ac­tions in­volving...
CMS ad­vises founders of Phrase on mer­ger with Mem­source
Mu­nich – Soft­ware loc­al­isa­tion plat­form Phrase has been ac­quired by Mem­source, an ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence-based trans­la­tion man­age­ment sys­tem pro­vider. The trans­ac­tion sees the three founders of Phrase...
Private equity pan­el 2020/II sur­vey by CMS and Fin­ance: Trans­ac­tions pick­ing...
Frank­furt/Main – The Ger­man SME mar­ket could of­fer new buy­ing op­por­tun­it­ies for private equity firms dur­ing the coronavir­us crisis as trans­ac­tions pick up again after the re­cent sharp de­clines. A com­bin­a­tion...
Private equity pan­el 2020/I sur­vey by CMS and Fin­ance: Coronavir­us causes...
Frank­furt/Main – The eco­nomy is firmly in the grip of the coronavir­us crisis and the Ger­man private equity mar­ket is now also be­ing massively im­pacted. Al­most 86% of re­spond­ents in this year’s first...
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers on sale of WOW Tech Group to CDH In­vest­ments
Mu­nich – Singa­pore-based cross-bor­der in­vest­ments unit of CDH In­vest­ments has ac­quired a sig­ni­fic­ant in­terest in WOW Tech Group. The man­age­ment of WOW Tech Group and oth­er share­hold­ers, ad­vised by Ri­geto...
Private equity pan­el 2019/II sur­vey by CMS and Fin­ance: Loom­ing re­ces­sion...
Frank­furt/Main – The im­pend­ing eco­nom­ic down­turn is good news for private equity in­vestors in the Ger­man SME sec­tor, with pur­chase prices for Ger­man private com­pan­ies look­ing in­creas­ingly en­ti­cing...
CMS ad­vises AFIN­UM on sched­uled sale of minor­ity stake in com­mu­nic­a­tions...
Mu­nich – AF Ei­gen­kapit­alf­onds für deutschen Mit­tel­stand GmbH & Co. KG, a fund com­pany man­aged by AFIN­UM Man­age­ment GmbH, has sold its stake in Mu­nich-based Av­ant­garde Gesell­schaft für Kom­munika­tion...
CMS ad­vises pro­duc­tion com­pany i&u TV on ac­quis­i­tion by private equity...
Mu­nich – Private equity in­vestor KKR has ac­quired i&u In­form­a­tion und Un­ter­hal­tung TV Produk­tion GmbH & Co. KG. In­teg­ra­tion of this pro­duc­tion com­pany, which was es­tab­lished by well-known TV presenter...
Private equity pan­el 2019/I sur­vey by CMS and FIN­ANCE: In­vestors eager...
Frank­furt/Main – Des­pite a gloomy eco­nom­ic out­look and down­turn in growth, private equity in­vestors in the Ger­man mar­ket are con­tinu­ing to pur­sue ac­quis­i­tions. While the weak­en­ing eco­nomy is also dampen­ing...