Matthias is a high yield partner in our London office. He regularly advises leading underwriters, issuers and financial sponsors in Rule 144A/ Regulation S high yield bond offerings and has extensive experience in bridge financings and merger & acquisitions transactions.
Matthias has been repeatedly cited as a leading practitioner in debt and equity capital markets with particular expertise in Germany and the United Kingdom by Chambers Global. He was also recognized for his high yield and debt capital markets work by Legal 500 and more recently has been described by Chambers UK 2018 as "a go-to on the bond side, he is very reliable and very thoughtful" and in Chambers UK 2016 as "outstanding".
Recent deals include high yield bond financings for Cerba, CMA CGM, DEA, Douglas Holding, FTE, Grohe, Hapag-Lloyd, Heat Exchangers, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Kabel Baden-Württemberg, Kabel Deutschland, LeasePlan, Löwen Play, Norican, Pfleiderer, Securitas Direct, Takko Fashion, Techem, Unilabs, Wittur and Xella. Matthias regularly advises underwriters on debt commitment papers for high-profile M&A transactions and issuers and banks on New York law governed covenants for term loan financings. He also advised on equity capital markets transactions for Hella, Kabel Deutschland, Klöckner & Co and Vestas Wind Systems as well as SEC-registered debt financings for the European Investment Bank.
In M&A matters, Matthias advised Bristol Myers Squibb in connection with the spin-off of Mead Johnson, FactSet Research Systems in connection with the acquisition of certain Thomson Reuters assets, HOCHTIEF in connection with ACS’s unsolicited public takeover bid, Madison Capital in the sale of its Krauss Maffei business to Onex Corporation and EQT in connection with the dual track sales processes for Kabel Baden Württemberg and Springer Science+Business Media.
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LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, USA, 2000,
Second German Law Degree, 1999,
First German Law Degree, 1996
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Publications: 30 JULY 2021
With effect from 10 August 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is implementing its Listing Rule changes and guidance for UK Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.Read more
Publications: 27 JULY 2021
This week, among other highlights, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, BIS Innovation Hub, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank issued a joint report for the G20 on the use of…Read more
News: 22 JULY 2021
At the end of April, Allen & Overy held its 7th Annual CEE Finance Workshop bringing together experts from across the region for an online discussion on the latest loan market trends in CEE. The…Read more
News: 14 JULY 2021
Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser in several categories for leveraged finance and high yield in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire which covers the first…Read more