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Ralf Kurney

Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the CMS Private Equity Group

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
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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Lectures list

  • Various seminars / lectures on "Mergers & Acquisitions"
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  • 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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CMS Private Equity Glob­al Bro­chure
Private equity in­vestors face daily pres­sures of ori­gin­a­tion, valu­ations, ex­e­cu­tion, per­form­ance, exit strategies, fund rais­ing and reg­u­la­tion. At CMS, our private equity strategy is de­signed around our...
CMS ad­vises Greek tech­no­logy com­pany Sun­light Group on ac­quis­i­tion of 51%...
Ber­lin – Sun­light Group En­ergy Stor­age Sys­tems (Sun­light Group), a tech­no­logy com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in in­teg­rated and in­nov­at­ive in­dus­tri­al and off-road en­ergy stor­age solu­tions, ac­quires 51% of the...
CMS ad­vises Solidus Solu­tions on the Ac­quis­i­tion of Mölle GmbH
Ber­lin – Solidus Solu­tions, a lead­ing European pro­vider for sus­tain­able pack­aging for the food in­dustry, has ac­quired Mölle GmbH, a pro­du­cer of sus­tain­able par­ti­tions and in­serts for the pack­aging...
CMS ad­vises Bail­lie Gif­ford on fur­ther in­vest­ment in Flix­Mobil­ity
Ber­lin - Flix­Mobil­ity has suc­cess­fully closed its Series G fin­an­cing round. The struc­tured fin­an­cing round in­cludes a mix of equity cap­it­al and debt in­stru­ments and amounts to an ag­greg­ate volume of more...
CMS ad­vises Bail­lie Gif­ford on in­vest­ment in di­git­al freight for­ward­er...
Ber­lin - The di­git­al freight for­ward­ing com­pany sennder has re­ceived an­oth­er ap­prox­im­ately 80 mil­lion USD in the course of its Series D fin­an­cing round, bring­ing its cur­rent fund­ing round to more than...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...