Hogan Lovells advises AKASOL AG on its IPO

With a team led by Frankfurt-based Partner Michael Schlitt Hogan Lovells has advised AKASOL AG on its IPO. AKASOL AG is a leading German manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for buses, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles, industrial vehicles, marine and stationary applications.

The company's shares were offered in a public offering in Germany and Luxembourg as well as private placements in other countries during an offer period that began on 18 June 2018 and ended on 27 June 2018. The final issue price for the offer has been set at EUR 48,50. On the basis of the final issue price and assuming the exercise of the over-allotment option in full, the market capitalization will be approximately EUR 294 million. AKASOL AG's shares are to be traded on the Regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange starting tomorrow. The securities prospectus regarding the public offer and the admission to trading of AKASOL AG's shares was approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) on 15 June 2018 and is available on www.akasol.com/investor-relations.

Hogan Lovells Team for AKASOL AG


Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt (Partner, Lead), Dr. Susanne Lenz (Counsel), Dušan Stojković, Daria Latysheva (Senior Associates), Laura-Shari Tiffert (Business Lawyer), Simon Hahn (Projects Associate), Carlos Landschein, Maurice Heine, Andreas Mildner, Sara Šepac, Christian Schröder (Research Assistants) (all Capital Markets);

Dr. Nadine Kramer (Senior Associate, Employment);

Dr. Nils Rauer (Partner, Intellectual Property).


Dr. Lutz Angerer (Partner), Dr. Michael Rose (Partner), Dr. Moritz Maier (Associate) (all Corporate);

Dr. Patrick Ayad (Partner), Dr. Sebastian Polly (Partner), Nadine Otz (Senior Associate), Matthias Kemmer (Associate) (all Automotive);

Dr. Falk Loose (Counsel), Dr. Andreas Eggert (Senior Associate) (both Corporate/Tax);

Bernd Klemm (Partner, Pensions).


Prof. Dr. Thomas Dünchheim (Partner), Dr. Sebastian Gräler (Associate), Dr. Steffen Schleiden (Associate) (all Environmental);

Dr. Heiko Gemmel (Partner), Anne-Svenja de Kiff (Senior Associate) (both Tax);

Dr. Tim Gero Joppich (Partner), Charlotte Neubauer (Senior Associate) (both Employment).


Ruth Maria Bousonville (Senior Associate, Intellectual Property).


Gérard Neiens (Partner), Jean-Phillippe Monmousseau (Senior Associate), Guillaume Cecchi (Trainee Solicitor) (all Tax).


Johnathan Baird (Partner, US-Law).

New York

Jeffrey J. Tolin (Partner), Catherine Chen (Associate) (both Tax).

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