London/ Frankfurt/ Munich — Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited is acquiring MainFirst Bank AG, an independent European investment bank, as well as MainFirst Schweiz AG and MainFirst Securities US Inc. Gleiss Lutz provided comprehensive advice to Stifel Europe in connection with the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.
Stifel Europe is a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed Stifel Financial Corp, a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, which operates its
Conducts banking, securities and financial services operations through several wholly owned subsidiaries. The European subsidiary Stifel Europe, based in London, provides capital structure advice primarily to mid-market clients and also advises on issues such as corporate broking, equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Stifel strengthens its position in Europe with the transaction, especially since MainFirst has a full German banking license, which provides unrestricted access to the European market even after the “Brexit”
MainFirst is an independent European financial services provider with offices in Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris and Zurich and specializes in equity brokerage, equity capital markets and asset management. Customer base are institutions and companies in key European markets.
Gleiss Lutz handled the transaction together with teams from the English law firm Macfarlanes, the Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer, the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and the Italian law firm
The following Gleiss Lutz team provided comprehensive advice to Stifel on German law:
Dr. Jan Balssen, Photo (Partner, Lead Partner), Dr. Olaf Hohlefelder (both Corporate/M&A, Munich), Dr. Stefan Mayer (Partner), Dr. Ocka Stumm, (both Tax), Dr. Maximilian von Rom (Partner), Dr. Timo Bühler, Eva Legler (all Banking Regulatory), Dr. Stephan Aubel (Partner, Corporate and Capital Markets), Jan-Rasmus Roßkamp (Corporate and Capital Markets), Dr. Walter Andert (Corporate and Capital Markets, all Frankfurt), Dr. Thomas Winzer (Partner), Henrike Korthoff, Lea Kuhr (all Labor Law), Dr. Eva Reudelhuber (Partner), Anastasia Dressler (both Finance,), Dr. Dirk Scherp (Of Counsel, Corporate/ Compliance), Marina Stoklasa (Corporate/Compliance, all Frankfurt), Dr. Alexander Molle (Counsel), Dr. Hannah Bug (both IP/IT), Dr. Christian Hammann (Counsel), Simon Wegmann (both Data Protection Law,
all Berlin), Dr. Philipp Naab (Counsel), Oksana Weber-Kim (both Real Estate, Frankfurt), Dr. Marc Ruttloff (Counsel, Stuttgart), Dr. André Lippert (Berlin, both Public Law).