Johannes Diez

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Johannes Diez

Johannes Diez


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Johannes Diez is a corporate lawyer based in Munich. He focuses on corporate law, M&A and private equity and venture capital.

With a particular focus on the financial services and technology and innovation industries, he advises clients on domestic as well as cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

During his traineeship he worked for the corporate team of an international law firm and for the legal department of Siemens AG.

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Studied Law in Tuebingen, Lausanne and Munich.

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  • AnaCap Financial Partners (specialist European financial services private equity firm) - on its investment in SaaS FinTech company fintus; on its investment in brokerage group MRH Trowe, one of the ten largest industrial brokers in Germany; on the acquisition of a Munich-based provider of solutions and services for cashless physical point-of-sale payment transactions; on the acquisition of a Vienna-based online payment company; on the acquisition of StarTec Payment & Service GmbH, a leading provider of solutions and services for cashless physical point-of-sale payment transactions; and on the acquisition of a majority stake in online payment company Heidelberger Payment GmbH (Heidelpay).
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) - on its venture capital investment in mobile payment service provider SumUp and the merger of SumUp and payleven.
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft - on a global joint venture with Daimler AG, combining the companies' entire mobility services offerings (including ride-hailing, car-sharing, charging, parking and multimodality); and on the buy-out of several minority shareholders in parking services provider Parkmobile.
  • Dynasafe Group - on its European reorganisation.
  • Energie 360° AG, a Swiss utility company - on the Series A Investment into a green electricity trading company; and on the acquisition of a minority share in an electricity trading company.
  • GE Capital - on the acquisition of a minority stake in the 400 MW Merkur offshore windpark, as well as subsequent negotiations with further equity sponsors to the project and the project financing banks.
  • Linimed Gruppe GmbH, the German investment holding company of a European private equity firm specialized on buyout and growth investments in the healthcare sector - on several bolt-on acquisitions as well as on the recapitalization of the group.
  • Petroleum Equity - on the formation of a joint venture with Austrian RAG AG for the joint development of E&P in the oil sector.
  • Purplebricks, a leading online real estate agent listed on the London Stock Exchange - on the formation of a joint venture with Axel Springer and the joint acquisition of shares in German online real estate broker Homeday, a real estate appraisals and brokerage services online platform operator.
  • ReachLocal GmbH, a leading provider of online marketing and advertising solutions - on the sale of its business to RegioHelden GmbH.
  • The shareholders of sendmoments GmbH - on their exit to ARCUS Capital and the related re-participation.
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