Michael Bernhardt

Partner at Milbank LLP

Michael Bernhardt

Michael Bernhardt

Partner at Milbank LLP

Biography

Michael Bernhardt is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. He joined Milbank in 2016. Prior to joining Milbank, he was a partner in the Corporate/M&A practice with another leading international law firm in Frankfurt.

Primary Focus & Experience

Michael Bernhardt provides broad practice in corporate/M&A including Private Equity. He represents national and international corporations and sponsors on investments and cross-border transactions and advises regularly on private equity transactions including Public-to-Privates, LBOs and MBOs.

Recent Project Samples

* Bavaria Industries Group AG on the sale of TriStone Flowtec to Zhongding Group
* Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) together with DBAG Fund VI on the acquisition of a majority stake in FRIMO Group.
* ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (ECM) on the acquisition of Wieners + Wieners GmbH.
* capiton AG on acquisition of the Hamm Reno Group.
* Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) on acquiring a majority share in the Telio group from the previous owners in a management buyout.
* Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) on the acquisition of Silbitz Group, a group of three foundries in Germany and Slovakia.
* 3i on the acquisition of Weener Plastic Packaging Group (WPPG).
* PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PATRIZIA Immobilien AG, on the acquisition of LBBW Immobilien GmbH as well as on the acquisition of GBW AG from BayernLB.
* Deb Group, a portfolio company owned by private equity company Charterhouse, on the acquisition of the global skincare business from Evonik Industries.
* ECM Equity Capital Management (ECM), on the sale of its interest in Kamps GmbH to French Groupe LE DUFF.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Current rankings in directories as JUVE, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers recognize Michael Bernhardt as top lawyer for Private Equity.

He is admitted to the German bar and speaks German and English.

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Career History
Partner
Prior - 2016

Allen & Overy Legal Services, a subsidiary of Allen & Overy LLP, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides legal services.

Partner
2016 - Current

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

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Deutsche Beteiligungs AG /Private Equity, Silbitz Group GmbH /Private Group purchase Silbitz Group GmbH from VTC Partners GmbH

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3i Group Plc purchases Weener Plastics Group BV from Lindsay Goldberg, LLC

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Deutsche Beteiligungs AG /Private Equity, Cleanpart GmbH /Private Group purchase Cleanpart Group GmbH

Other Affiliations

Michael Bernhardt is affiliated with Allen & Overy LLP, Milbank LLP

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