We are delighted to announce that as of 1 July 2023, act legal Germany (« ACT ») and SKYE Partners (« SKYE ») have merged.
This merger creates a market-leading 360-degree point of contact practice for private equity funds and their portfolio companies on the German legal market.
SKYE has an outstanding reputation in the private equity industry for its efficient support of small and mid-cap private equity transactions. In particular, this applies to sophisticated primary transactions, on both the buy and the sell side, the implementation of buy and build strategies, and other transaction-relevant issues.
ACT has been a trusted partner for the vast majority of the leading private equity funds for several years focusing on distressed and mid-cap transactions, special situations, and restructurings as well as in the high-performance support of PE portfolio companies in their day-to-day business.
The five-member SKYE team, headed by Founding Partner Christoph Breithaupt, will further expand the segment of leveraged buyout transactions at ACT. In addition to Christoph Breithaupt, who will hold the position of Equity Partner at ACT, Julia Rosigkeit, who was Counsel at SKYE, will also become a Partner.
ACT’s partner circle includes many of the market’s best-known advisors, including, among others: Dr. Sven Tischendorf (distressed M&A, Special Situations, and Restructuring), Dr. Fabian Brocke and Dr. Nina Honstetter (both M&A, Private Equity, and Corporate), Dr. Matthias Müller (distressed M&A, Private Equity, and Corporate), Dr. Tara Kamiyar-Müller (Real Estate transactions), Dr. Alexander Höpfner (StaRUG and Self-administration Proceedings), Dr. Stephan Schwilden and Dr. Friederike Jawad (both Labor Restructuring), Dr. Michelle Wiesner-Lameth (Compliance), Marcus Columbu (Finance), and Dr. Marco Loesche (a notary with extensive transaction expertise).
Together, the combination of ACT and SKYE will support the private equity industry in Germany with some 40 lawyers and business professionals. Additionally, ACT and SKYE will be represented internationally with 11 offices across Europe, and more than 100 experienced private equity lawyers present in all major European economic centers.
ACT and SKYE have already worked together for many years on a great number of successful transactions and look forward to bringing their collaboration to the next level through this exciting merger.
Very welcome SKYE Partners!