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Daniel Möritz

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Daniel Möritz


Daniel's practice focuses on M&A transactions and corporate law.

He advises listed companies, family businesses and private equity clients on private and public takeovers as well as corporate matters and reorganisations. His practice includes auction processes, dual track deals, carve outs, joint ventures, as well as co-investments including management participations.

Daniel is ranked for Corporate/M&A: High-end capability and Private Equity with Chambers, received the industry award as lawyer of the year for M&A ('Best Lawyers 2022') by the German newspaper 'Handelsblatt' and has been listed as '40 under 40' and leading advisor under 50 for Corporate and M&A by German legal newspaper JUVE.

Firm Profile
Hengeler Mueller originated in 1990 from a merger of two law firms: Hengeler Kurth Wirtz in Düsseldorf and Mueller Weitzel Weisner in Frankfurt. Our Düsseldorf office dates back over a century, while the Frankfurt firm was founded in 1947. Immediately after the merger we opened in Berlin, later followed by offices in Brussels, London and Munich.

Our clients operate globally. We support them at every stage with integrated international teams, carefully assembled to deliver what each specific mandate requires (Integrated Team Concept). We make full use of a distinctive international network, drawn from different legal systems, markets and cultures. But we never franchise or cross-sell, nor submit to any exclusivity.

Our ties with leading firms throughout the world are exemplary, widely recognised as setting the standard in international legal services.

Our M&A Practice
Advising our clients on national, multi-national and cross-border M&A transactions forms an essential part of our core competence. We focus on both public and private deals. Our track record in terms of the number and volume of transactions is outstanding. In recent years, we have been involved in more than 650 transactions of all sizes with a total deal value of more than EUR 300 bn.

We have a reputation for working in highly specialized teams and providing exceptional transaction support. We are renowned for our commitment and willingness to go the extra mile, and for our ability to find solutions that simply work.

Hengeler Mueller advises Deutsche Börse on all-cash takeover offer for SimCorp A/S, the intended combination of Qontigo and ISS and the creation of a new investment management solutions segment

Deutsche Bšrse AG and SimCorp A/S have entered into a binding agreement, pursuant to which Deutsche Börse AG will make an all cash voluntary recommended public takeover offer to acquire all of the shares (except treasury shares) in SimCorp A/S.

In parallel, Deutsche Börse AG aims to accelerate the development of its Data & Analytics segment. Jointly with General Atlantic it intends to combine Qontigo and ISS, with General Atlantic becoming the sole minority shareholder of the combined Qontigo entity. Deutsche Börse AG and General Atlantic have jointly reached an understanding in principle on the intended combination aiming to form a leading combined ESG, data, index, and analytics provider. This will allow them to explore value creating capital markets options including a potential IPO in the medium term.

Hengeler Mueller advises Deutsche Börse AG on the transactions.

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