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Dr. Fritz Kleweta

Partner, Corporate Department


Dr. Fritz Kleweta is a partner in the Paul Hastings Frankfurt office and joined the firm in 2010. His practice is focused on German and cross-border acquisition finance and real estate finance.

Mr. Kleweta has acted for lenders and borrowers in all aspects of these areas, including senior and mezzanine investments, loan sales and syndications as well as securitisations, restructuring and enforcement of real estate debt and commercial loans throughout Europe. He is admitted to practice in Germany.


  • Leuphana University  Lüneburg, Dr. iur., 2016
  • University of Edinburgh Law School, LL.M. 2010
  • Higher Regional Court Celle, 2 St Exam 2009
  • University of Bonn, 1 St Exam 2006


  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) in connection with the financing for the acquisition by Latour Capital and Bpifrance of Plastic Omnium Environnement BV, a European leader in the containerisation of waste, with locations in Germany, France and Spain.
  • Advised Abry Partners in respect of a unitranche financing provided by Barings and ICG to support the recommended public-to-private acquisition of LINK Mobility Group valued at NOK 3.396 billion (€357.8 Million).
  • Advised a leading German multi-level marketing group for cosmetics with subsidiaries in Europe and elsewhere regarding the restructuring of the group’s third-party debt.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lloyds and RBS as arrangers in respect of the financing for Advent International’s €1.3 billion public-to-private acquisition of UK electronic and technology business Laird plc.
  • Advised CDH Genetech Limited, part of the CDH Investments group, in the financing of the acquisition of all the issued shares of Sirtex Medical Limited, an Australian medical device Company.
  • Advised a leading Germany-based energy & natural resources regarding the restructuring of the group’s existing third-party debt.
  • Advised funds managed by DRC Capital LLP in relation to a German and Dutch real estate financing.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas and Lloyds as arrangers in respect of €900 million of senior facilities to finance the acquisition of IPH Group by Advent International.
  • Advised the second lien investors in respect of the privately placed second lien facility to finance Hellman & Friedman’s €5.3 billion public-to-private acquisition of Nets A/S.
  • Advised Blackrock in respect of facilities for the acquisition and roll-up of German dentistry businesses by Summit Partners.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and HSBC as arrangers in respect of the financing for Advent International and Bain Capital’s €700m acquisition of German payment services business Concardis.
  • Advised Lloyds, ING and HSBC as arrangers in respect of financing for the UK public to private acquisition of Brammer plc by Advent International.

Engagement & Publications

Practice Areas

Global Finance
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate






Leuphana University of Luneburg, Dr. iur. 2016
University of Edinburgh Law School, LL.M. 2010
Oberlandesgericht Celle, 2 St Exam 2009
University of Bonn, 1 St Exam 2006

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