Private equity og venture kapital

Vi er eksperter inden for:

  • Etablering af investeringsfonde
  • Etablering af UCITS-fonde, investeringsforeninger og mutual funds
  • Venturekapitalinvesteringer
  • Private equity transaktioner/buyouts/ secondaries
  • Fund of funds og master feeder funds
  • Investering i investeringsfonde
  • AIFM-forhold
  • Bonus- og afkastmodeller, carried interest-fordelingsaftaler
  • Regulatoriske forhold
  • Skatteforhold vedrørende investeringsfonde
  • Managementstrukturer.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vores klienter efterspørger både juridisk ekspertise og finansiel og forretningsmæssige sparring.

Vi rådgiver en bred vifte af danske og udenlandske private equity-fonde og venturefonde med at gennemføre investeringer, opkøb, tilkøb og exits. Derudover har vi bistået med at etablere en lang række investeringsfonde og har særlig erfaring med opstarts- og vækstvirksomheder inden for cleantechbranchen. 

Vi er eksperter i de nye AIFM-regler, som betyder, at  private equity- og venturefonde bliver underlagt strammere regulatoriske krav.

Vi er medlem af Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association og er partner i BAC - Business Angels Copenhagen.

Udfordringer på området
Niveauet af private equity-investeringer forventes at stige i de kommende år, ligesom regeringens vækstpakke formentlig vil betyde flere venturekapitalinvesteringer og etablering af flere investeringsfonde.

Den slags transaktioner er komplekse, og alle væsentlige aspekter for forholdet mellem ventureselskabet og porteføljeselskabet skal derfor reguleres ved aftaler mellem parterne.

Emneord

Vores ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Corporate/M&A

What the team is known for Formidable, well-resourced team with the capacity to tackle a high volume of large transactions. Maintains a strong position in the private equity sphere, while also advising on M&A across a range of industries. Acts for a notable client base on issues which frequently involve international elements and regularly receives praise for its business-minded, commercial approach.

Strengths "An outstanding team, with truly exceptional commitment to client service."

"The team's approach was commercial, picking up key points quickly and coming up with constructive solutions." 

Work highlights Advised Talis Capital on its role in the acquisition of a majority interest in FC Nordsjaelland from Allan K. Pedersen.

Advised Honeywell International on its acquisition of Satcom1.     

Significant clients A.P. Moller - Maersk, Nets Holding, Norgesgruppen, Vattenfall, Aller Media.

Notable practitioners
Søren Meisling specialises in business transfers and M&A. He advises on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions in several sectors, including telecommunications, life sciences and financial institutions.

Jacob Hjortshøj's expertise covers M&A transactions, business transfers and private equity. He represented Solix Group in its DKK1.1 billion acquisition of Cembrit Holding. Clients describe him as "seasoned, proactive and pragmatic. He never gets in the way of the deal because he finds a solution."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Corporate/M&A

Chambers - Firm Logo SH lille

Chambers Global Rating 2017
-  Capital Markets

Steen Jensen is noted for his expertise in regulatory issues, delistings and IPOs. He also advises clients on a range of transactional issues including mergers of listed companies and secondary offerings.

David Moalem is a "skilled" and active capital markets lawyer. He is well known for his experience in regulatory aspects of capital markets, as well as public M&A, transactions and contentious compliance.

Chambers and Partners Global, Capital Markets

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Chambers Global Rating 2017
-  Corporate/M&A

Søren Meisling specialises in business transfers and M&A. He advises on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions in several sectors, including telecommunications, life sciences and financial institutions.

Jacob Hjortshøj's expertise covers M&A transactions, business transfers and private equity. He represented Solix Group in its DKK1.1 billion acquisition of Cembrit Holding. Clients describe him as "seasoned, proactive and pragmatic. He never gets in the way of the deal because he finds a solution."

Foreign desks The firm's China desk assists Chinese clients with a wide range of corporate advisory and transactional matters, linked to concerns in Denmark. In addition to lawyers based in Copenhagen and Aarhus, the firm has a representative office in Shanghai. Søren Meisling in Copenhagen heads the desk.

The German desk offers long-standing experience in advising Danish companies on establishing a business presence in Germany. Areas of expertise include contract law, real estate issues, M&A and general company law. Ole Nørgaard in Copenhagen is the key point of contact.

Chambers and Partners Global, Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000

IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Capital Markets

That deal was demonstrative of a general improvement in the capital markets in Denmark this year, which the team at Bech-Bruun was able to capitalise on. Other examples saw (Morten) Krogsgaard take the lead in acting for the PWT Group on the Danish law issues relating to PWT Holding’s placement of a kr300 million (€40 million) high-yield bond on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and in assisting SAS on the Danish aspects of its kr1.6 billion (€169 million) issuance of convertible bonds.

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“A very competent and always in-touch full service provider,” is the way one general counsel describes the capital markets practice.

IFLR 1000, Capital Markets

IFLR1000

IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Mergers and Acquisitions

Bech-Bruun is recognised as one of the leading financial and corporate firms in Denmark. In the corporate space, especially, the team continues to excel and secure some of the most impressive mandates in the Danish market.

Clients specifically point to the “professional and enthusiastic service” provided by the team as a key highlight. “They are very good and helpful in getting the deal through on the terms agreed,” says one senior executive in at an investment group. “There is no lawyering or getting in the way of the deal but instead they are very constructive and helpful in solving issues occurring along the way. The team was led by Jacob Hjortshøj who is one of the very best.”

The firm’s corporate practice, in particular, is something many clients highlight. “I would recommend Bech-Bruun highly and continue to use them on all my work,” says one in-house counsel working in the media sector. “Bech-Bruun are my first choice M&A firm and they handle even the largest and most complex deals excellently.”

That strong praise is supported by others. “It is one of the best experiences I have ever had working with an overseas firm,” says one international partner. “Bech-Bruun are head and shoulders above – in terms of knowledge, value for money and results – of all other firms I've used in Denmark. Their availability was excellent, there were no communication problems and the billing arrangements were flexible and very reasonable considering the work done. They were responsive, understanding of the subject and very good value for money. They are the only firm I would undoubtedly use in Denmark.”

One of the more significant matters the banking and finance team worked on this year saw Morten Krogsgaard taking charge as the firm acted for Solix and the Cembrit group in connection with a junior payment-in-kind (PIK) note issue for the purpose of refinancing certain financial indebtedness. Elsewhere, the team also assisted Landesbank Baden Wurtemberg in connection with its financing of a solar power plant sited at Lerchenbord Gods.

The capital markets team had busy year, with one example of its work seeing it advising LM Group Holding on its (Norwegian) kr475 million green bond issue. It also acted as Danish counsel to Danica in its acquisition of bonds issued by Sitecore.

Probably the strongest practice within the firm – certainly one of the strongest in Denmark – is the M&A team, for whom it was another strong year. For example, this year Ole Nørgaard led a team advising Teradyne on its $285 million acquisition of the entire share capital of Universal Robots. Elsewhere, Simon Milthers was the partner in charge when the firm assisted AP Møller–Mærsk with the kr4.1 billion sale of Esvagt to 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital Investors.

One of the top names in the Danish restructuring and insolvency space, examples of the firm’s recent work include seeing Ole Borch acting for F-Group – with Nordea as the major creditor – in its in-court restructuring process. He also continues to lead the way in assisting Aage Østergaard Horsens – where Sydbank and Danske Bank are the major creditors – with its out-of-court restructuring.

 

IFLR1000, Mergers and acquisitions

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Regarded by clients as being ‘second-to-none’, Bech-Bruun often handles cross-border transactions for domestic and international companies. Jacob Hjortshøj advised Maj Invest and certain minority shareholders as the sellers of SFK Leblanc to Axcel. The ‘very professionalJakob Kristensen assisted Lithuanian transport company Girteka Logistics with its acquisition of a controlling stake in Thermo-Transit. Claus Aagaard Nielsen heads the practice, which also includes Søren Meisling.

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

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