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Jacob Hjortshøj

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Jacob Hjortshøj er specialist i M&A

Jacob Hjortshøj er højt specialiseret i virksomhedsoverdragelser og selskabsret og er en af landets førende M&A-advokater. Jacobs ekspertise afspejler sig i den imponerende lange liste af private equity-fonde samt danske og internationale virksomheder, han har rådgivet gennem tiden i forbindelse med M&A-transaktioner.

I de senere år har Jacob bl.a. bistået som team leader ved overdragelsen af virksomheder som Kaffekapslen.dk, Jakobsens, Dansk Træemballage, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, KK Group, Eiva, Good Food Group, Emballagegruppen, Fitness DK, Skiold Group, SFK LeBlanc, Lakrids by Johan Bülow, Ferrosan Medical Devices, Hoyer Motors, FC Nordsjælland, Blue-garden, Cembrit, Norican Group, Sonion, Euro Cater, Dagrofa, MissionPharma, Bladt Industries, NKT Flexibles, inco Danmark, Dyrup, Glud & Marstrand, Aalborg Industries, Superfos, KMD, Kommunekemi, Rosti, Codan Gummi, Stryhn’s, BabySam, Logstor, Disa, Unifeeder, Tholstrup Cheese og Roulunds. 

I enhver transaktion er Jacob dybt engageret i klientforholdet og er stærkt dedikeret til processen mod målet. Han er en skarp forhandler, der går udpræget løsningsorienteret og effektivt til værks, drevet af det kommercielle element i M&A-sagerne.   

Samtidig sætter Jacob sin juridiske faglighed højt og holder sig bl.a. ajour via sit formandskab for Danske Advokaters fagudvalg for selskabsret, som sekretær for Dansk Forening for Selskabsret og som medlem af Erhvervsankenævnet. Tidligere har Jacob været ekstern lektor ved Københavns Universitet i selskabsret og fast underviser hos Advokatsamfundet.

Jacobs høje kvalifikationer på M&A-området illustreres yderligere af hans placering i bedste kategori hos alle større ranglistefirmaer inden for M&A.

Teamet

M&A og Selskabsforhold

  • M&A og Selskabsforhold
  • Fonde
  • Generationsskifte
  • Private Client
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Hverv og medlemskaber

  • Bestyrelsesformand, Embacollage A/S
  • Bestyrelsesformand, Procter & Gamble Danmark A/S
  • Bestyrelsesformand, Sahva A/S
  • Bestyrelsesformand, A/S Stryhns Familieselskab
  • Bestyrelsesformand, 8.8 Holding A/S
  • Bestyrelsesmedlem, Armatec A/S
  • Bestyrelsesformand, Stelton A/S
  • Bestyrelsesformand, Watergroup A/S
  • Næstformand, Viet-Jacobsen Fonden
  • Formand, Danske Advokaters fagudvalg for selskabsret
  • Sekretær, Dansk Forening for Selskabsret
  • Medlem, VL 12
  • Medlem, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Medlem, Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (DVCA)
  • Medlem, International Fiscal Association

Uddannelse og sprog

  • Møderet, Højesteret
  • Advokat
  • Cand.jur.
  • Engelsk
  • Norsk
  • Svensk

Ratings

(...) Bech-Bruun is frequently instructed on a broad array of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. A key area of focus for the ‘creative, strategic and commercial’ department is high-value corporate and capital markets transactions for energy and energy-related clients, as well as private equity transactions and corporate structuring matters. (...) Jacob Hjortshøj is well versed in corporate law and stock exchange law (...).

"Jacob Hjortshøj is very experienced in M&A, you trust his negotiation skills as well as (of course) the legal work performed. Complicated transactions are explained in understandable language with a focus on risk, opportunities and other relevant parameters."

Jacob Hjortshøj has been listed as Hall of Fame by Legal 500.

Jacob Hjortshøj has been listed as a Leading individual by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

The capital markets group at Bech-Bruun is adept at handling equity transactions and complex regulatory issues. The regulatory practice combines traditional stock exchange regulation, corporate governance and market abuse expertise with bond and derivatives knowledge. It is also active in public-to-private transactions and has experience in IPOs, buy-backs, prospectuses and delistings. Names to note include M&A expert Jacob Hjortshøj.

Legal 500, Capital markets

Top Ranked - Chambers Europe

Jacob Hjortshøj is a standout practitioner offering experience in all aspects of M&A transactions. One satisfied client enthuses: "He always provides extraordinarily precise advice in a timely fashion. He has very impressive negotiation skills and a unique understanding and judgement of which issues have key importance and how to address them."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Corporate/M&A

Chambers Global - Topranked

According to one client, Jacob Hjortshøj is the "best in class for M&A tasks." He represents companies as well as private equity funds, financial institutions and investors. He advised Solix Group on its acquisition of Skiold. Another source highlights his "pragmatic" and commercial approach, combined with "a very sharp legal mind.".

Chambers Global 2019, Corporate M&A

IFLR1000 logo

It is on the M&A side that the firm perhaps shines the brightest, consistently coming out as one of the most active firms in the region for new deals. One example of that this year saw Jens Christian Hesse Rasmussen lead the way as the firm advised BioAlliance Pharma, a French-listed company, on its cross-border merger with the Danish –listed Topotarget. The firm’s client continued as the operating company so the deal involved the delisting of Topotarget and secondary listing of the new entity, Onxeo, on the Copenhagen exchange.

Elsewhere, Jacob Hjortshøj led a team advising Altor Fund III on the sale of the Sonion Group to Novo, a deal involving interests in seven different countries around the world: Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands, USA, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

IFLR1000, Mergers and acquisitions