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Dr. Matthias Grund, LL.M.

Practice Area Leader - Finance
+49.(0)69.945.196.240
Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499

Matthias Grund is a partner in the firm's Frankfurt office and part of the banking and finance practice group. His practice is largely international, and encompasses cross-border acquisition financings, project financings and real estate portfolio transactions (including related regulatory advice). He has extensive experience in corporate lending (including refinancing and restructuring), private and distressed debt transactions and capital markets, including public M&A and bid financings (acting both for lenders and borrowers). He represents corporations, financial institutions and financial investors.

Matthias Grund is frequently recommended by JUVE Handbuch 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, and 2014/2015, a leading German legal directory.

Professional Background

Matthias Grund joined K&L Gates in August 2010. From 1999 to 2010, he worked with two international and national law firms in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London and New York. He was admitted to the Bar in 1999 and qualified as a Specialist Lawyer (Fachanwalt) for Commercial and Corporate Law in 2006.

Professional/Civic Activities

Matthias Grund is a member of the working group committee on commercial and corporate law of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein) and was one of its founding members.

Additional Information

  • Specialist Lawyer for Commercial and Corporate Law (Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht), 2006
  • Advised Tempus Capital in connection with its acquisition and refinancing of BASLER Fashion GmbH, a German fashion group with subsidiaries in the United States, France and London.
  • Advised Robus Capital LLP on the purchase of a variety of debt positions from lending banks; sellers include Sal. Oppenheim and Nord/LB.
  • Advised Paragon Partners Group on the €30m financing of the submitted bid for the acquisition of Balder Group, a leading global provider of premium-quality, sophisticated plastics solutions.
  • Advised Warwick Capital Partners LLP on the bid for the purchase of claim in an amount of up to € 100m intended to be sold by creditors of the German wind farm group Prokon.
  • Advised Marathon on the acquisition of the Aberdonia loan portfolio (€590m nominal value; 82 properties in France, Germany, and Poland).
  • Advised Quebec-based Boralex Inc. on various financing matters, including a €280m financing for the acquisition of the French wind farm developer and operator Enel Green Power France SAS. 
  • Advised the lender on a DIP financing for Windreich, the largest developer of offshore wind parks in the North Sea.
  • Advised a German biopharmaceutical company on a €275m syndicated loan.
  • Advised a leader in skin and beauty care on a €250m syndicated loan.
  • Advised a sponsor on the acquisition and refinancing of a €1.1bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a sponsor on financing the acquisition of a leading supplier of poles, masts and towers.
  • Advised a sponsor on the €241 million acquisition financing of a German based logistics group and its refinancing.
  • Advised a financial institution on the acquisition on a €2.5bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a financial investor on the acquisition of a €1.1bn real estate portfolio.
  • Advised a financial institution on a €50bn rescue financing.