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Dr. Katja Kaulamo

Partner, Corporate Department
Frankfurt
TaunusTurm - Taunustor 1
Frankfurt am Main, HE
60310
Germany

Fax: 49 69 907485-307

Overview

Dr. Katja Kaulamo advises on a wide range of complex international corporate and capital markets transactions for top institutions, including investment banks, as well as private equity firms and large, sophisticated corporates. She has extensive experience with initial public offerings, capital increases, rights offerings, block trades, and offerings of convertible and hybrid capital instruments, as well as investment grade and high-yield debt. Her practice also includes capital markets-related regulatory advice, corporate governance, public M&A transactions, and other corporate matters.

Accolades and Recognitions

Dr. Kaulamo's proven track-record in expertly leading major capital markets transactions has earned her recognition as a leading practitioner by all relevant legal publications/directories:

  • Chambers Europe/Chambers Global: "Katja Kaulamo frequently acts on IPOs and secondary placements, often with cross-border aspects. Clients describe her as a "very experienced and also pragmatic lawyer who is extremely confident and able to negotiate on large transactions."

  • JUVE Germany: Leading Practitioner in Capital Markets Equity/DCM: Clients describe her as delivering "outstanding service" and being "very competent and pleasant to work with." Competitors describe her as having "strong technical skills," being "pragmatic," and as someone who "stands out."

  • JUVE: One of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Germany (2012 Edition, Class of 2007 - 2012, portraying the most accomplished young lawyers in private practice, in-house legal teams and courts)

  • IFLR1000: Highly regarded for Capital Markets: Debt/Equity/High Yield

  • The Legal 500: Equity Capital Markets - A Leading Individual

  • Euromoney's Expert Guides: Recognized in Capital Markets and Women in Business Law categories (Germany)

  • Best Lawyers in Germany: Leading practitioner in Capital Markets

  • Best Lawyers Global Business Edition: Capital Markets Germany

  • Handelsblatt: Best Lawyers in Germany - Capital Markets

Education

  • University of Constance, Ph.D. (Dr. iur), 2003

  • University of Munich, Second State Exam, 1999

  • University of Munich, First State Exam, 1997

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Kaulamo regularly publishes articles related to corporate and capital markets law with a focus on international capital markets, transactions, and capital markets-related regulatory advice, as well as corporate governance. She also regularly acts as a speaker at industry conferences, such as the IBA Annual Conference and the IBA Annual Corporate Governance Conference.

Recent Representations

  • MorphoSys AG in a number of matters, including its U.S. IPO and dual listing of American depositary shares on Nasdaq and representations in several global private placements of new shares as well as convertible bonds

  • Berenberg as sole bookrunning manager and Craig-Hallum Capital Group as lead manager in connection with the NYSE IPO of Germany-based VIA optronics AG

  • UBS and HSBC as global coordinators in the €1.65 billion rights offering of ams AG 

  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., UBS Securities LLC and SVB Leerink LLC as lead underwriters in the IPO of BioNTech SE on Nasdaq, the underwriters in the follow-on offering of American depositary shares, and the sales agents in connection with the ATM offering

  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Barclays as joint bookrunners in the €2.3 billion IPO and listing of TeamViewer on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

  • CA Immobilien Anlagen AG in the sale of a stake in IMMOFINANZ AG by way of an accelerated book building offering to institutional investors

  • Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Goldman Sachs International as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in the IPO of Addiko Bank AG on the Vienna Stock Exchange

  • SIGNA International Sports Holding GmbH in connection with a pre-IPO placement of shares of SIGNA Sports United GmbH, a leading European sports online company

  • Polyphor Ltd. in its IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange

  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and Commerzbank in connection with a secondary placement of shares in JOST Werke AG

  • UBS and Berenberg as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with the IPO of Zur Rose Group AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange , and Jefferies and BofA Securities as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with a rights issue of Zur Rose Group AG

  • J.P. Morgan and UBS as joint bookrunners in connection with a capital increase and a global private placement of the new shares by TLG IMMOBILIEN AG

  • SGL Carbon SE in several rights offerings

  • DNA Oyj in connection with its IPO on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange

  • Goldman Sachs International and Deutsche Bank as joint global coordinators in connection with the contemplated IPO of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien AG, a spin-off of the core portfolio of IVG Immobilien AG

  • Entities and individuals related to the Ströer and Müller families in connection with a global private placement of Ströer SE shares

  • J.P. Morgan as bookrunner in connection with a global private placement of shares in alstria office REIT-A

  • Deutsche Bank and Citigroup as joint global coordinators in connection with the contemplated IPO of Vibracoustic AG (formerly TrelleborgVibracoustic GmbH)

  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and Commerzbank in connection with the contemplated IPO of Jost Werke AG

  • UBS as joint global coordinator in connection with the contemplated IPO of ADC Therapeutics SA

  • Deutsche Bank and BofA Merrill Lynch in connection with the contemplated IPO of Armacell International S.A.

  • Goldman Sachs International, UBS Investment Bank, and Deutsche Bank in connection with a €907 million rights offering of Deutsche Wohnen AG

  • Morgan, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, and Société Générale in connection with a €2.25 billion rights offering of Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE, and BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan in connection with several global private placements of shares in Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

  • Barclays Capital Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as joint bookrunning managers in the IPO of Kornit Digital Ltd. on Nasdaq

  • FACC AG in connection with its IPO on the Vienna Stock Exchange

  • Susquehanna International Group LLP in connection with an investment in Paion AG

  • Uniqa Insurance Group in connection with its re-IPO and a hybrid bond

  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse in connection with the contemplated IPO of Grohe

  • A group of more than two dozen institutional investors in connection with a global private placement of shares of Evonik Industries AG (the largest-ever pre-IPO financing in Germany)

  • J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citibank, and UniCredit in a rights offering of Sky Deutschland AG; and BofA Merrill Lynch and UniCredit in a capital increase and a global private placement of shares of Sky Deutschland AG

  • Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in connection with the IPO of LEG Immobilien AG

  • Deutsche Post in a secondary share placement by KfW

Capital Markets (Equity-Liked/Debt):

  • HSBC, Morgan Stanley, and UBS as joint bookrunners in connection with a convertible bond offering of ams AG

  • UBS and HSBC as global coordinators in connection with the €650 million and US$400 million senior notes offering of ams AG and the subsequent tap offering of €200 million and US$50 million

  • SIGNA Group in a refinancing of the landmark Postsparkasse building in Vienna, Austria. The transaction involved the issuance of a credit tenant lease-backed bond

  • SIGNA Sports United GmbH in connection with a senior convertible loan

  • SGL Carbon SE in several convertible bond offerings as well as high-yield debt offerings

  • Serengeti Asset Management LP in connection with an investment into Coreo AG by way of option bonds

  • Susquehanna International Group LLP in connection with an investment in Epigenomics AG and CO.DON AG by way of structured convertible notes

  • The Austrian Province of Carinthia, Kaerntner Landesholding (KLH) and Kaerntner Ausgleichszahlungs‑Fonds (K-AF), a special purpose vehicle set up by the Province of Carinthia, in connection with the debt restructuring of HETA Asset Resolution AG, the wind-down entity of the former Austrian Bank Hypo Alpe Adria, and the issuance of Secured Zero Coupon Bonds in an amount of €10.3 billion

  • AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG in connection with issuance of hybrid capital

  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as joint bookrunning managers in a high-yield offering of 6.5% senior notes due 2023 by ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

  • Roust Trading Limited in a US$550 million restructuring involving the exchange of two series of loan participation notes issued by Russian Standard Finance S.A., which were used to fund related loans to Russian Standard Bank, an indirect subsidiary of Roust Trading Limited, in favor of new notes issued by a new subsidiary

  • J.P. Morgan in connection with a €1 billion public hybrid bond offering for Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

  • Credit Suisse in a high-yield bond offering of KM Germany Holdings GmbH and KM US Holdings II, Inc.

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • SIGNA International Sports Holding GmbH and SIGNA Sports United GmbH in connection with the formation of a strategic partnership with AEON and The Central Group

  • Lanxess AG in connection with its €2.4 billion acquisition of Chemtura Corporation

  • BA Glass BV in its acquisition of HNG Global GmbH

  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the acquisition of Gagfah S.A. by Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE

  • Merck KGaA in its US$17 billion all-cash acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

  • FIT AG in connection with the sale of netfabb GmbH to Autodesk Development B.V. and Autodesk's investment into FIT AG

Practice Areas

Corporate
Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
Securities and Capital Markets

Languages

영국사람
Finnish
독일 사람
Swedish

Admissions

Germany

Education

Universitat Konstanz, JD / PhD 2003
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 2 St Exam 1999
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 1 St Exam 1997

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