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Dr. Matthias Jaletzke


Dr. Matthias Jaletzke

Matthias Jaletzke is one of the leading German Private Equity and M&A lawyers. During his more than 20 years of experience in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions, he has accompanied many international and German clients to successful closings of their transactions. Matthias is not only well-known for his proven skills and experience in difficult negotiations, but also for offering solution-oriented advice and comprehensive process management.

His publications include "M&A Agreements in Germany" (C.H.Beck, 2011; co-publisher and co-author) and "Münchner Handbuch des Gesellschaftsrechts" (Munich Handbook of Corporate Law, Volume 2, co-author, articles on the public limited partnership). He is regularly mentioned in various professional reference guides as leading lawyer in Private Equity and M&A.

Clients praise his commercial acumen, saying: "He is not just a lawyer but thinks entrepreneurially, which is very helpful."

Chambers Europe Private Equity

Representative experience

Advising Apax Partners on the acquisition and sale of Nordsee and Autobahn Tank & Rast.*

Advising Apax Partners on the takeover, IPO and sale of Versatel and on the takeover of Tommy Hilfiger.*

Advising Apax Partners on the sale of a majority stake in IFCO Systems N.V. to Brambles Limited (Australia).*

Advising Bregal Capital on the acquisition of proALPHA, a squeeze-out process (transformation law); advising proALPHA on the acquisition of ALPHA Business Solutions AG.*

Advising Doughty Hanson and portfolio company Vue Entertainment on the acquisition and public takeover of CinemaxX AG, subsequent squeeze-out and appraisal proceedings.*

Advising Doughty Hanson on the acquisition and the sale of Moeller-group.*

Advising Dürr AG on the sale of Premier-group, the DTS-group and the ATS business.*

Advising Dürr AG on the merger between Dürr Aircraft and Technology Systems & Broetje Automation.*

Advising GENUI Partners on the forming of a business partnership with RAKO Etiketten.

Advising Hillenbrand, Inc. on the acquisition of Coperion group.*

Advising Leopard group and Fattal Hotels on the sale of 18 hotels to Pandox.

Advising Odewald & Compagnie on the acquisition of Oberberg, the sale of IWK, the sale of Oystar* and the d&b audiotechnik group.

Advising Quadriga Capital on the acquisition of Süddekor, Ipsen and punker group, the majority stake in Eterna group and the sale of Jack Wolfskin group.*

Advising Quadriga Capital on the acquisition of LR Health & Beauty Systems together with Bregal Capital* and on the acquisition of Agitalis nursing home group.

Advising Terra Firma on the acquisition of Haus Cramer Asset KG, the holding company of the Welcome-hotel group.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., University of Mannheim, 1988
  • Second State Exam in Law, Mannheim Regional Court, 1987
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Mannheim, 1983


  • German American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • German Association for Corporate Law (VGR)
  • German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
  • German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht)


Recommended lawyer for M&A and Governance

Who's Who Legal


Recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers


Frequently recommended lawyer for M&A

JUVE handbook


Leading name in Private Equity transactions

JUVE handbook

2008 – 2015

Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A

Chambers Europe - Germany

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