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Peter Baisch

Dr. Peter Baisch

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Germany
Languages German, English

Peter Baisch specialises in private equity and M&A transactions. He advises private equity firms and family offices that invest in medium-sized companies and real estate portfolios. His M&A work concentrates on assisting groups on take overs and spin-offs. Peter has a particular understanding for the concerns of medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs whom he advises on the acquisition as well as the disposal of companies or company divisions. In the context of M&A auctions, he advises buyers as well as sellers and in the latter case also prepares the auction process.

Peter has many clients from the southern part of Germany and, on an international level, often advises Anglo-American and Japanese companies. He has special automotive, mechanical engineering and tool manufacturing industry sector expertise.

Peter joined CMS in 1991 and from 1994 to 1995 worked for CMS in London. He has been a partner since 1996.

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Relevant experience


Private Equity

  • Advising Süd Private Equity on acquiring, holding and selling an investment in the myonic group to Japanese Minebea Co., Ltd
  • Advising Süd-Kapitalbeteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH on acquiring, holding and selling a minority stake in the MSC group to US group Avnet

Automotive

  • Advice to Eissmann Automotive Deutschland GmbH on the sale of its interest in a joint venture
  • Advice to a German Mittelstand company on sale of its global industrial services business
  • Advising ebm-papst on acquiring Zeitlauf Antriebstechnik GmbH
  • Advising Marposs GmbH on acquiring Dittel Messtechnik GmbH

Mechanical engineering and tool manufacturing

  • Advising DMG Mori Seiki Co., Ltd., a listed Japanese company, on the announcement of a voluntary public takeover offer and on acquiring a majority shareholding in DMG Mori AG
  • Advising DMG Mori Seiki Co., Ltd. on several changes in the composition of shareholders in a joint venture that provides financial services
  • Advising ABB on acquiring Gomtec GmbH

IT

  • Advising Bechtle AG on acquiring Modus Consult AG

Real Estate

  • Advising the Canadian FirstService Group on taking over the majority in the Colliers companies in Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf and on setting up the subsequent corporate governance structure
  • Advising Implenia AG on acquiring Bilfinger's infrastructure division
  • Advising Axpo on acquiring wind farm developer Volkswind GmbH with 31 wind farms in Germany and France

Other

  • Advise to the manager on the sale of his interest in ismet GmbH
  • Advising the shareholders of Comtech GmbH on selling the majority of their shares to the Norwegian Komplett group and on setting up the subsequent corporate governance structure
  • Advising BrüggemannAlcohol on acquiring business premises from the Bundesmonopolverwaltung für Branntwein (German Federal Spirits Monopoly Administration)
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Education


  • 1990 - 1991: PhD
  • Law studies in Tübingen and Munich
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Publications


  • Forms of Doing Business, Doing Business in Europe, 2019, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Dr Thomas Meyding/Dr Tobias Grau)
  • Forms of Doing Business, Doing Business in Europe, 2017, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Dr. Thomas Meyding und Dr. Tobias Grau)
  • "Zusammentreffen mehrerer nachvertraglicher Wettbewerbsverbote" in NJW, 30. Juni 2016, Verlag C.H. Beck
  • Due Diligence bei M&A-Transaktionen – ein Muss?, Platow-Brief Recht, 27.01.2016
  • Forms of Doing Business, Doing Business in Germany, CCH Ltd., Loseblattsammlung, 2014
  • EU bastelt an einheitlichem Unternehmensregister, Platow-Brief Recht, 19.06.2012
  • Vertragsbuch Gesellschaftsrecht, Private Equity, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2. Auflage, München 2012
  • Anwaltsrecht II, Tätigkeitsfelder der anwaltlichen Praxis, Boorberg-Verlag 2003
  • Der Schutz des Opportunitätsprinzips im Ordnungswidrigkeitenrecht durch den Tatbestand der Rechtsbeugung, Köhler-Druck, Tübingen 1992
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Lectures list


  • "Private Equity investors in midsize companies – corporate raiders or important investors", Panel discussion at the economic council with inter alia Thorsten Klapproth (CEO of WMF AG) and Daniel Flaig (Partner of Capvis Equity Partners AG), Geislingen, 04.07.2011
  • Lecture "Legal Structuring of Corporate Finance Transactions - Private Equity - " at Nürtingen-Geislingen University, since June 2010
  • Legal Requirements for Private Equity Financing, Mittelstandstag Baden-Württemberg 2005
  • New Developments Associated with Investments in Europe: Corporate Governance & Co., Third Focus Europe Summit, New York, 2004
  • Financing by Private Equity, Inhouse Seminar 2004
  • Course of Events of a M & A Transaction pertaining to a medium-sized Company - Legal aspects, Mittelstandstag Baden-Württemberg 2004
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