Dr. Oliver Duys is a member of the M&A/Private Equity Group.

He has extensive experience in complex corporate transactions including private equity and venture capital transactions, real estate portfolio deals, joint ventures and fund formation as well as restructuring. He also advises on Management Participation Programs and liability issues in this context.

Oliver Duys is Managing Partner of the German Orrick offices along with Dr. Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff. 

Oliver Duys worked for Slaughter and May and Hengeler Mueller. Following his partnership at Hölters & Elsing since 2006, Oliver Duys is a partner at Orrick since 2008.

    Transactions and projects in which Oliver Duys has recently acted as the lead partner include the following:

    Representation of the Austrian Aaron Hotels & Hostels Holding AG in the sale of the budget hotel and hostel group “A&O Hotels and Hostels” to the American private equity investor TPG

    Representation of HELLA in the sale of its division Special Applications consisting of HELLA Industries and HELLA Airport Lighting to Hellux (Wünsche Group) and to TKH Group

    Representation of Findos Investor in various transactions, including

    • the acquisition of the Dutch EuroSystems Group
    • the acquisition of Transcom Credit Management Services AS from listed Transcom WorldWide AB
    • the sale of FAIST ChemTec-Group to private equity fund L-GAM Advisers LLP
    • the acquisition of the Rameder group
    • the sale of shares in FAIST ChemTec Group from FAIST Invest and the Hannover Finanz Group
    • the sale of shares in ABIT GmbH from GFKL Financial Services AG
    • the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Sterntaler GmbH from its founders and its re-sale to Bitburger Holding GmbH
    • the structuring of their Funds I, II, und III

    Representation of Thales in a bidding process for the sale of Airbus’ border security division

    Representation of the Finnish Paulig Group in the acquisition of a joint control in the globally operating food company Fuchs

    Representation of W.W. Grainger, Inc. on its entry into the European online market for MRO products - launch of  www.zorotools.de

    Representation of STEAG in the sale of a minority stake of STEAG Power Minerals to investor HAWAR Group

    Representation of STEAG in a bidding process for EEW Energy from WASTE

    Representation of Beisheim Capital GmbH on the investment in Private Equity Fonds Cinven VI, MCP und Gilde)

    Representation of augmented reality specialist RE'FLEKT on a corporate venture capital investment by Bosch Group

    Representation of IMPERIAL Logistics Group in the sale of its majority shareholding in the port and transport logistics provider Neska Schifffahrts- und Speditionskontor GmbH to Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG

    Representation of nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG on the Acquisition of the Majority Shareholding in FBD-Group

    Representation of GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH on the Acquisition of the Sanitary Pumps Division of Grundfos-Group

    Representation of Kings Park Capital LLP and a group of co-investors on the disposal of the IHS Group to Battery Ventures

    Representation of Cisco on international joint venture with Bosch and ABB

    Representation of Westfälische Drahtindustrie GmbH in connection with the restructuring of its debt

    Representation of a listed Swedish telecom company on the establishment of a joint venture with Rocket Internet, Berlin, and MTN Group, Johannesburg

    Representation of Mistras Group GmbH, Inc. in an auction process and in its acquisition of GMA Holding Group

    Representation of the management board of GSW Immobilien AG in connection with the company’s IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in its capital increase

    Representation of GSW Immobilien AG in the sale of a subsidiary to STRABAG SE

    Representation of Mr. Ulrich Frey in the sale of his 50% in Frey.G2 GmbH to Grey Group

    Representation of Genetrix S.L. in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Sygnis Pharma AG

    Representation of Spanish Banco CAM in connection with the sale of its 5.1% shareholding in TUI AG

    Representation of the shareholders of Metro in the sale of real estate portfolio to consortium of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) Global VII and Redos Real Estate (23 retail properties) and to affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management L.P. (45 retail properties)

    Representation of Torsten Toeller in the sale of Trinkgut Group to EDEKA Group and further sale of 36 beverage stores to affiliates of Veltins, Dr. Oetker and REWE Dortmund Group for EDEKA Group

    Representation of Holidaybreak Plc. in the acquisition of Meininger Holding GmbH

    Representation of Pfizer Inc. in the takeover of the German group entity of the Coley Pharmaceutical Group

    Representation of EADS and Thales in the transfer of a joint venture to the MBDA Group

    Representation of Hella in the sale of Danish Holger Christiansen A/S to Robert Bosch GmbH

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