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Ralf Kurney

Partner
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the CMS Private Equity Group

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Germany
Languages English, German

Ralf Kurney is a transactional lawyer with an international practice, specialising in M&A, private equity and corporate reorganisations. He advises on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures as well as post-merger integration projects.

Ralf joined what is now CMS in 1988 and was seconded to the CMS office in London in 1991/1992. He became a partner in 1993 and works out of our Berlin office.

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Relevant experience


  • Advising on sale of Edi.Son Energietechnik GmbH to Finnish Eltel Group Corporation
  • Advising Danish investors Topdanmark Lisforsikring and PKA on sale of a joint real estate portfolio company for EUR 240 million to Immeo AG
  • Advising private equity firm capiton on the acquisition of shareholdings in Gess & Partner GmbH, a temporary employment agency, the Kautex group (mechanical engineering) and KD Pharma Bexbach GmbH, a leading manufacturer of highly concetrated omega-3 fatty acids
  • Advising Herlitz PBS AG on the sale of its subsidiaries Falken Office Products GmbH (Germany), Delmet Prod srl (Romania) and Herlitz UK Ltd. to Swiss Biella group
  • Advising Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical on its international corporate reorganisation following the takeover of Swiss Nycomed A/S (post-merger integration)
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Education


  • 1988: Second state law examination
  • 1985 - 1987: Trainee lawyer
  • 1984: First state law examination
  • Studied law and business economics at Münster, Speyer und Hagen
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Lectures list


  • Various seminars / lectures on "Mergers & Acquisitions"
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13/08/2020
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers of soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany in­ma­tion on the...
Ber­lin - The Amer­ic­an group Emer­son Elec­tric has ac­quired an equity in­terest in in­ma­tion Soft­ware GmbH. Emer­son's par­ti­cip­a­tion is in­ten­ded to fur­ther strengthen the co­oper­a­tion between the com­pan­ies.A...
11/06/2020
CMS ad­vises in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford on in­vest­ment in Ger­man...
Ber­lin – The glob­ally act­ive in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford has par­ti­cip­ated in the latest Series B fin­an­cing round of the Bav­ari­an elec­tric air taxi pi­on­eer Lili­um. The in­vest­ment of 35 mil­lion...
06/12/2019
CMS ad­vises capiton on Ger­many's first GP-led Single-As­set Sec­ond­ary Trans­ac­tion
Ber­lin – capiton has trans­ferred its ma­jor­ity stake in KD Pharma Group from the capiton IV fund which has held the shares since the ac­quis­i­tion in 2013 to a single-as­set fund es­tab­lished by capiton...
09/08/2019
CMS ad­vises in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford on in­vest­ment in Flix­Mobil­ity
Ber­lin – Scot­tish in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford has joined the latest fin­an­cing round of Mu­nich-based mo­bil­ity plat­form Flix­Mobil­ity.A CMS Ber­lin team led by Ralf Kur­ney and Stef­fen König ad­vised...
05/06/2019
CMS ad­vises on the sale of the geodata ser­vice com­pan­ies imp and JIE to...
Ber­lin – Sweco GmbH has ac­quired all shares in imp GmbH and its Ser­bi­an sub­si­di­ary JIE d.o.o.. Two of the pre­vi­ous share­hold­ers of imp will re­main work­ing as dir­ect­ors for the com­pany in fu­ture. The...
10/04/2019
CMS ad­vises on the sale of 231 Play GmbH to Jam City
Ber­lin – IWEF Ver­wal­tungs GmbH ("IWEF") sold its shares in 231 Play GmbH to JCBE GmbH, a Ger­man sub­si­di­ary of the US-based Jam City Inc. ("Jam City"). The share­hold­ers of IWEF, Dr. Mat­thi­as and Thomas...
11/02/2019
CMS ad­vises Rus­si­an in­sur­ance group RESO-Garantia on ac­quis­i­tion of ERGO...
Ber­lin – Rus­si­an in­surer SPAO RESO-Garantia has ac­quired ERGO In­sur­ance Com­pany Ltd., a Rus­si­an sub­si­di­ary of the ERGO Group, from ERGO In­ter­na­tion­al AG. The deal in­volves SPAO RESO-Garantia ac­quir­ing...
15 November 2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of Compo Ex­pert
Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from XIO group...
06/09/2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT
Ber­lin – Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from...
19/01/2018
CMS ad­vises capiton on the sale of its shares in Kau­tex Maschinen­bau Gruppe
Ber­lin – capiton IV GmbH & Co. Beteili­gungs KG sells its shares in Kau­tex Hold­ing GmbH based in Bonn (Ger­many) to Plastech Beteili­gungs GmbH based in Vi­enna (Aus­tria). The pur­chaser is an in­de­pend­ent...
16/08/2017
CMS ad­vises capiton on sale of Gess Group
Ber­lin – capiton IV GmbH & Co. Beteili­gungs KG has sold its stake in Gess & Part­ner GmbH, an em­ploy­ment ser­vice pro­vider based in Düs­sel­dorf, to JR Hold­ing AG. The buy­er is a port­fo­lio com­pany of private...
13/04/2017
CMS ad­vises BIP Candy & Toys Ger­many on the Ac­quis­i­tion of IFC In­ter­na­tion­al...
Ber­lin – BIP Candy & Toys Ger­many GmbH has ac­quired ef­fect­ive 1 April 2017 the busi­ness of IFC In­ter­na­tion­al Food Co­oper­a­tion Ger­many GmbH from the in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­or Hartwig Al­bers. As a res­ult...