Max Oppenheimer


Max Oppenheimer
Max Oppenheimer is a partner in London who advises on a wide range of private equity and public and private M&A transactions, covering domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, complex carve-outs, growth equity, structured equity, minority investments and joint ventures. He has also advised on take private transactions and corporate restructurings for private equity portfolio companies and major corporates.

Max has been recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and has also been consistently featured in legal publications as a future star of the private equity market including by Legal Week in ‘Rising Stars: the next generation of City private equity talent’ and by in “The rising stars in Private Equity: 40 under 40”. 

In 2016, Max was seconded to Hudson Advisors (service provider to the Lone Star Funds), as M&A counsel, advising on acquisitions, disposals and other general corporate matters.

Representative experience includes:

  • Lone Star Funds in connection with:
    • the €5.2 billion sale of MBCC Group (the former BASF Construction Chemicals group) to Sika
    • its acquisition of Stark Group, the largest Nordic distributor of building materials, from Ferguson plc and Stark Group’s acquisition of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland GmbH from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A
    • the sale of Stark Group to CVC
    • its acquisition of Esmalglass, a leading producer of ceramic colors and glazes, from Investcorp. Esmalglass’s acquisition of the Tile Coatings Business from Ferro Corporation and the combination with Esmalglass to form the Altadia Group.  
    • the sale of the Altadia Group to Carlyle
    • the acquisition of the XSYS division (which specializes in the development and supply of printing plates, sleeves and adapters, and pre-press equipment to the packaging industry) from the Flint Group
    • the acquisition and subsequent disposal of MRH to Motor Fuel Group (a Clayton Dubilier & Rice portfolio company)
  • Advent International and Bain Capital, as shareholders in both Nexi and Nets, on the merger of Nexi and Nets, and previously on the merger of the Concardis Group and Nets group
  • Advent International on its acquisition of a stake in Aareon from Aareal Bank in Germany
  • Bain Capital on the £1.2billion take private of the esure Group
  • General Atlantic in connection with:
    • its strategic partnership with travel platform (a leading online booking platform) and the private placement of a convertible bond by
    • its investment in PropertyFinder a leading real estate classifieds portal in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
    • its investment in Visma AS a leading provider of business-critical software to private and public enterprises in the Nordic, Benelux and Baltic regions.
  • FitzWalter Capital in connection with:
    • the acquisition of certain Italian solar development assets and the formation of the Peridot Group
    • the carve out of TriConnex Ltd and eSmart Networks Ltd from Nexus Infrastructure plc
  • VINCI Airports on its acquisition of a 50.01% majority stake in Gatwick Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners
  • One Investment Management on its investment in privately placed senior secured convertible bonds issued by Yoda PLC
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on the acquisition by its portfolio company (Busy Bees) of the Treetops Nurseries Group
  • HgCapital on its: acquisition of Citation; acquisition of Zenith Vehicle Contracts Group and Leasedrive, and on the combination of Zenith with the Leasedrive Group
  • Providence Equity on the acquisition of Clarion Events
  • Lion Capital on its sale of VAASAN, a provider of bakery products in Northern Europe
  • Securitas Direct on Hellman & Friedman’s £3.8 billion acquisition of Bain Capital’s holding in Securitas Direct, the Swedish headquartered provider of monitored home alarms
  • ASF Ltd on its sale to Entain plc
  • A number of US and European funds on confidential acquisitions and sales

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