Maximilian Mayer
Sidley Austin LLP
Banking & Finance
Associate
Maximilianstra├če 35
80539 Munich
Contact
mmayer@sidley.com
+49 89 24440 9140
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Main Practice Area

Banking & Finance

Education
  • Higher Regional Court of Regensburg, Second State Exam, 2008
  • Universität Regensburg, First State Exam, 2006
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, LL.M., 2003
Biography

MAXIMILIAN MAYER has a broad range of experience in advising financial institutions, private equity sponsors, funds and corporates in complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions. He is particularly focused on leveraged buyouts and acquisition finance, syndicated lending and restructuring. Max has also worked on a number of bank-bond financed leveraged buyouts.

Prior to joining Sidley in 2017, Max was an associate in the finance practice of another international law firm for more than four years. From January to June 2017, Max was seconded to the investment banking department of a major commercial bank in Munich. 

He is fluent in German and English.

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

In recent years Max has advised:

  • Compass Partners International and Rodenstock Group, a German manufacturer of high-quality progressive lenses, in connection with the refinancing of Rodenstock’s senior debt with a €395 million cov-lite TLB.  
  • Losberger De Boer Group on its financial and operative restructuring. 
  • OpCapita on its sale of NKD Group to TDR Capital.  
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners in its acquisition of Gundlach Automotive Corporation.
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners in its investment in Caseking, a leading supplier of high-performance PC gaming equipment and peripherals.
  • Sun Capital Partners on the acquisition of ESIM Chemicals GmbH. 
  • Summit Partners on the financing of its acquisition of a majority stake in Elatec, one of the world’s leading suppliers of multi-standard RFID readers, from DPE Deutsche Private Equity.  
  • China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd. in a €940 million acquisition facility for Creat’s voluntary public takeover of Biotest AG.
  • OpCapita and its portfolio company NKD, a German discount clothing retailer, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness by way of an asset-based lending facility. 
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers on a bank-bond financing of the acquisition of Schustermann & Borenstein GmbH by Permira.
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers on a bank-bond financing of the acquisition of GFKL Financial Services AG by Permira, including several bolt-on acquisitions and the financing thereof.
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the financing of the acquisition of P&I Personal & Informatik AG by Permira.
  • Schaeffler AG on a refinancing of its existing loan and its 2018 bond in an amount of €2.3 billion.
  • Capiton AG on the financing of its acquisition of Hamm Reno Group.
  • Carlyle group during the restructuring of Puccini GmbH (a Carlyle portfolio company) in respect of Planet Sports, Baby Walz and certain other companies.
  • Home Shopping Europe on various refinancings and other related issues.
  • Evonik AG on its primary financing of the acquisition of the performance materials division of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for US$3.8 billion.
  • Riverside on the financing of the acquisition of Bike 24 GmbH.
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers on a bank-bond financing of the acquisition of CABB Chemicals GmbH by Permira.

*Some of the above matters were handled by Max prior to joining Sidley.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München)

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Germany – Rechtsanwalt

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • German
Practice Areas
  • Global Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Borrower Representations
  • Business Transactions Involving Financial Institutions
  • Media and Entertainment Finance
  • Syndicated and Leveraged Finance
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