Norman Wasse is a partner in our Corporate Practice Group in our Frankfurt office. Norman advises German and international clients on various aspects of corporate law and corporate transactions, including private equity and capital markets transactions. He is experienced in the structure of business carve-outs in regulated industries, joint ventures and cross-border M&A transactions involving various jurisdictions.

Prior to joining our firm, Norman worked for major international law firms in Frankfurt and London and in the legal department of a major German bank.

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Private Equity

  • Advising Maltego Technologies, a portfolio company of Charlesbank, on the acquisition of Freezingdata.*
  • Advising Elos Medtech AB, a portfolio company of TA Associates, on the acquisition of Klingel Group.
  • Advising Main Capital Partners on the sale of Cleversoft to LLCP.*
  • Advising Main Capital Partners on several transactions and add-on transactions, including the acquisition of MACH, DataPlan, FormSolutions and Bildbau, the acquisition of audimex by the Swedish portfolio company Blika Solutions, the acquisition of Cryptshare by Swedish portfolio company Pointsharp and the acquisition of PLATO and IQS Software, as well as the acquisition of Wanko Informationslogistik and FleetGO Group.*
  • Advising Investcorp Technology Partners on several transactions, including its acquisition and subsequent sale of Avira Group to Norton Life Lock and the acquisition of the Contentserv Group.*
  • Advising VR Equitypartner on several transactions, including the acquisition of a stake in DITTRICH+CO, the acquisition of a minority stake in Solectrix Group, the sale of VAUTID to UP Scientech Materials Corp., and the acquisition of Dr. Neuberger Group, as well as its portfolio company Bookwire Holding on the financing of the acquisition of readbox publishing.*
  • Advising VR Equitypartner and Süd Beteiligungen on several transactions, including the sale of the majority stake in DUO PLAST Holding and the sale of Piller Entgrattechnik to the Belgian private investment group Riflebird.
  • Advising Windjammer Capital and its portfolio company The Hilsinger Company on the add-on acquisition of I NEED YOU The Frame Company.*
  • Advising Rubicon portfolio company Goodridge on the acquisition of Kuhnle Engineering.*
  • Advising Finatem on the acquisition of GfS Gesellschaft für Straßenunterhaltung.*
  • Advising the management of Schülerhilfe Group on its participation in the context of its acquisition by Oakley.*
  • Advising Silver Investment Partners on several transactions, including its acquisition of the Schüschke Group and the Varicor Group.*
  • Advising SüdBG on the sale of its shareholdings in DBW Advance Fiber Technologies Group.*
  • Blue Point Capital/The Hilsinger Company on its acquisition of Breitfeld & Schliekert and Lexxoo International.*
  • Advising JZ International on its participation in Fidor Bank.*
  • Advising Ardian on the sale of Competence Call Center Group.*
  • Advising PAR Capital on the takeover and subsequent sale of Advanced Inflight Alliance.*

Private M&A

  • Advising Dastex Group Shareholders on the sale of the company to The Riverside Company.*
  • Advising Dot Foods on a strategic partnership with Choco.
  • Advising Mainova on the acquisition of Delta-t Messdienst Andreas Völker GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Advising Unsere Champions on the acquisition of Pfiffikus.
  • Advising Belden on several transactions, including the acquisition of macmon secure GmbH, the acquisition of NetModule Group and the acquisition of CloudRail.*
  • Advising Mainova on the acquisition of a majority stake in energy service provider mobiheat.*
  • Advising imat-uve Group GmbH and its shareholders on the sale of a majority stake in the group to Centre Testing International Co., Ltd. (CTI).*
  • Advising Ratiodata, the German IT System House Partner of Atruvia, on the acquisition of Accesa-Group.*
  • Advising Giropay on the sale of giropay to paydirekt.*
  • Advising Unsere Champions on various add-on transactions, including Kindertagesstätte Montessori Kinderhaus, Kleine Bärchen, Isarkids Group, Child Care Company, Zwergenwelt, Uki and MD KitaPartner, as well as the market entry into Switzerland by the acquisition of Kleinegrossewelt, Kinderkrippe s’Nuscheli, Kindertreff Zwergenburg, Keiki and Allegra Kinderhäuser.*
  • Advising the owner of Rauscher Group on the sale of his shares to Ingérop.*
  • Advising Atruvia on its participation in*
  • Advising the owners of Elmotec Group on the sale of their shares to Schaeffler Technologies.*
  • Advising the founders of beauty and health company KBL to Deutsche Industry Holding.*
  • Advising Atruvia on its sale of Elaxy to Crealogix.*
  • Advising GWS on the acquisition of a majority stake in faveo.*
  • Advising TVS-Asianics on the acquisition of Pan Asia Logistics Group.*
  • Advising the owner Oliver Karrié on the sale of all his shares in KBS Group to Cramo.*
  • Advising the founders Hugo Isert and Christoph Stark on the sale of imes-icore to Ardian.*
  • UDG Healthcare and Ashfield Pharma on the acquisition of the Sellxpert Group.*
  • Advising TransDigm Group on several transactions, including its US$1 billion acquisition of ILC Holdings and the UK DDC Group, the acquisition of the aerospace business of Franke Aquarotter, the US$750,000 acquisition of the Telair Group, the acquisition and subsequent sale of the Schroth Group, and the acquisition of the EME Group.*

Public M&A/Capital Markets

  • Advising MBB on a share repurchase in 2019.*
  • Advising MBB on a private placement of shares in Aumann.*
  • Advising Aumann AG on its €80 million rights issue.*
  • Advising Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) on the CEINEX joint venture with Deutsche Börse and China Financial Futures Exchange Europe.*
  • Advising Shanghai Tian Ying Medical Instruments on the acquisition of elexxion.*
  • Advising Global Eagle Entertainment on the delisting and squeeze-out and subsequent court appraisal procedure in relation to Advanced Inflight Alliance.*
  • Advising several hedge and investment funds in the context of takeovers of listed companies (e.g. Continental, Monsanto and STADA).*
  • Advising several listed companies in connection with their ordinary and extraordinary shareholders meetings.*

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm.


  • Nottingham Trent University, LL.M., 2012
  • Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Second State Examination, 2011
  • University of Mainz, First State Examination, 2009


  • Germany, 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cash Market, Certified Exchange Trader, 2013


  • English
  • German
  • Mergermarket M&A Deals 2020, Highlighted Individual
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Recommended Lawyer
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