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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 and Acquisitions he has escorted many international and German clients to successful closings of their transactions. Not only is Matthias 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). Matthias is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Frankfurt office. He is regularly mentioned in various professional reference guides as leading lawyer in Private Equity and M&A.

Sources praise his negotiation skills and strategic mindset.

Chambers Europe Corporate/M&A

Representative Experience

Doughty Hanson: advising on the acquisition and the sale of Moeller-Group (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Dürr AG: advising on the sale of Premier-Group, the DTS-Group and the ATS business (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Hillenbrand, Inc.: advising on the acquisition of Coperion-Group (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Odewald & Cie.: advising on the acquisition of Oberberg-Group; the sale of IWK-group and the sale of Oystar-Group (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Vue Entertainment: advising on the acquisition of CinemaxX-Group (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

GENUI Partners: forming of a business partnership with RAKO Etiketten.

Apax Partners: advising on the acquisition and the sale of Nordsee-group; Autobahn Tank & Rast-group; the takeover, the IPO and the sale of the Versatel group to KKR; the takeover of Tommy Hilfiger group; the sale of a majority stake in IFCO Systems N.V. to Brambles Limited (Australia) (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Bregal Capital: advising on the acquisition of the proALPHA-group including a squeeze out process, and proALPHA-group on the acquisition of ALPHA Business Solutions AG (prior to joining Hogan Lovells).

Quadriga Capital: advising on the acquisition of Süddekor-Group, Ipsen-Group, punker-Group, the majority stake in Eterna-Group, the sale of Jack Wolfskin-Group, the acquisition of a share in LR Health & Beauty Systems and further transactions (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


  • Member of the German American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • Member of the German Association for Corporate Law (VGR)
  • Member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law
  • Member of the 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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