Kamyar Abrar

Biography

Kamyar Abrar

Kamyar Abrar is a partner in the Corporate Department of our Frankfurt office. His practice concentrates on Private Equity and M&A transactions. In addition, he heads the German Antitrust team.

Kamyar Abrar has extensive experience in a variety of industries and markets, including automotive, commodities/metals, healthcare, manufacturing, renewable energy, textile & fashion, as well as technology, media & telecom.

He has worked on a number of transactions, including advising:

  • GHO Capital on the acquisition of Linimed group, a leading provider of outpatient intensive care services across Germany, from Vitruvian Partners and its founders
  • Inven Capital SICAV, a.s. on its investment in sonnen GmbH, a German startup company developing energy storage systems
  • MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH in phase 2 proceedings before the European Commission regarding its merger with KME AG, two of the world's largest manufacturers of copper and copper alloy products
  • Culligan International, a portfolio company of Advent International, on the acquisition of Aqua Vital Group, both active in water treatment and purification products and services
  • Infopro Digital, a portfolio company of Towerbrook, on its acquisition of DOCUgroup, a provider of B2B information to the construction industry in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, from GMT Communications Partners
  • Alibaba on its acquisition of Daraz Group, South Asia's leading e-commerce platform, from Rocket Internet
  • HNA Airport Group GmbH on its acquisition of Frankfurt Hahn airport
  • EQT on its sale of Roeser Group, Germany's leading manufacturer-independent distributor of medical supplies, to Sana Kliniken AG
  • Inven Capital SICAV, a.s. on its investment into and second financing round of Cloud & Heat, a German startup developing modular, water-cooled data center systems
  • TPG Capital on the sale of former Deutsche Telekom subsidiary MEDIA BROADCAST Group to listed telecom company Freenet AG
  • Centerbridge Partners on the €1 billion acquisition of Germany-based wind turbine company Senvion SE from India’s Suzlon Group
  • Bregal Unternehmerkapital on its acquisition of OEM supplier Binder Group
  • Atos S.E. on its acquisition of the IT infrastructure outsourcing business of Xerox
  • Cinven, Blackstone and CPPIB on their multi-billion Euro bid for assets disposed of by Holcim and Lafarge as part of their merger
  • MEDIA BROADCAST Group on the sale of orbital and frequency rights to global satellite operator SES Astra
  • General Electric Capital Corporation on its $6.9 billion sale of its United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corporation, and in the sale of its European fleet businesses to Arval Service Lease S.A.
  • Change Capital Partners on its sale of German women's wear manufacturer and retailer Hallhuber to publicly listed GERRY WEBER International AG, one of the best-known and successful German fashion and lifestyle companies
  • TPG Capital, L.P. and DLJ Merchant Banking Funds on their €3.06 billion ($4.1 billion) sale of an 87.5% stake in Grohe Group S.à r.l., the parent company of Grohe Group, the Germany-based leading international premium brand for sanitary fittings, to LIXIL Group Corporation, a Japan-based, publicly traded global manufacturer of housing and building materials
  • Charterhouse Capital Partners on its approximately €500 million ($659 million) acquisition (including the favorable US-sourced financing thereof) of Germany-based Armacell Group, a manufacturer of engineered foams and the world leader in the market for flexible technical insulation materials, from Bahrain-based Investcorp SA
  • General Motors on its $4.2 billion acquisition of Ally Bank's European and Latin American auto finance operations and its share in a Chinese joint venture - GM's largest M&A transaction since bankruptcy
  • Summit Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in 360 Treasury Systems AG, one of the leading electronic multi-bank, multi-product trading platforms for FX, money market and interest rate derivative instruments
  • Bregal Capital on its acquisition of the entire equity in Novem Beteiligungs GmbH, a German OEM supplier, out of a trust structure, and refinancing of existing bank debt

Kamyar Abrar also counsels clients on a wide variety of antitrust and compliance issues, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, B2B exchanges, joint ventures and distribution practices to civil litigation. He has represented clients before the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) as well as German courts.

Kamyar Abrar studied law at the University of Hamburg (law degree 2002, economic law degree 2003 and Dr. iur. 2007) and was admitted to practice in Germany in 2010. Since 2004 he has been a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he teaches in the Master of M&A program.

Kamyar Abrar is fluent in German, English and Farsi.

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