Corporate – Mergers & Acquisitions
Plesner is one of Denmark's leading specialists with respect to corporate M&A.
According to Mergermarket Plesner is the Danish law firm involved in most mergers and acquisitions in the period 2000-2012 and we have received top ratings by the most prominent, international rating agencies such as Chambers, The Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review 1000.
We have the expertise and capacity to handle any merger or acquisition and we assist in all stages of a transaction.
Clients and business partners
Our clients include large and medium-sized Danish and international companies, Danish and international investment banks, private equity funds and venture capital companies, Danish and foreign banks, financing companies and leasing companies as well as foreign law firms.
We have developed efficient cooperation models and during a transaction we are generally in close contact with accountants, investment bankers, management consultants, environmental consultants, insurance advisors, financial advisors and lawyers in other countries.
Our objective is always to ensure the optimum result for the client by providing proactive, cost-effective and value-adding advice.
Our extensive involvement in numerous, significant Danish and international transactions gives us unmatched expertise and comprehensive practical experience in respect of all aspects of a transaction, including:
- transactions in all lines of business and sectors
- investments, joint ventures, mergers, demergers and restructuring
- due diligence process management
Selected, recent transaction
- Montague Private Equity - sale of Unifeeder
- EQT - sale of BTX Group
- Advent International - acquisition of KMD
- Kirkbi - investment in ISS
- Nordic Capital - acquisition of Sportmaster
- AP Pension - merger with FSP Pension
- FIH Erhvervsbank - sale of assets to Finansiel Stabilitet
- SEAS-NVE - acquisition of Dansk Bredbånd
- Skagen Designs - sale to Fossil
- Marubeni Corporation and Teekay LNG Partners - acquisition of Maersk LNG
- Nycomed - sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
|Attorneys within this practice area|
|Lernø, Finn J. |
|Frandsen, Tue Ravnholt|
|Laursen, Thomas Holst |
|Rasmussen, Jacob Ørskov|
|Christensen, Niklas Korsgaard |
|Hansen, Poul Flemming|
|Kjølbye, Christian Th.|
|Nielsen, Michael Vilhelm |
|Midtgaard, Jakob Schou |
|Lønberg, Henrik Rossing|
|Lansner, Gitte Dehn|
|Bertelsen, Michael Hur|
Chambers Europe (2014)
"Plesner is the Danish law firm involved in most mergers and acquisitions in the period 2000-2013, and it has managed to increase its transaction flow despite the recent downturn in this area.
Handles complex M&A assignments for leading Nordic and international clients. Acts for high-profile private equity houses, investment funds, financial institutions and industry players. Involved in some of the most significant transactions on the Danish market and is also noted for expertise in venture capital.
'Plesner is one of the top in Denmark. It offers a full range of expertise, which is what you need for complex M&A projects'."
IFLR 1000 (2015)
"According to peers, in corporate work the firm stands with the very best in the country. Clients praise both the pragmatic advice and high levels of professionalism the team is able to offer and are impressed by the quality of the lawyers involved.
'They have a good understanding of our business, are very responsive and produce high quality work.'”