Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger LL.M.

Markus-Bolsinger

Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger LL.M.

Partner

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
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Munich | Skygarden, Erika-Mann-Straße 5, Munich, Germany 80636
+49 89 2121 6309 | +49 89 21 21 63 33

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Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger, co-head of Dechert’s private equity practice, structures and negotiates complex transactions – domestic and transatlantic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and going-private transactions – and advises on general corporate and corporate governance matters. Dr. Bolsinger’s experience extends across industries, including healthcare, industrial, packaging, agribusiness, consumer, food and beverage, and restaurant sectors. His clients have included leading private equity firms, such as First Atlantic Capital, ICV Partners, J.H. Whitney & Co. and New Mountain Capital. In addition to his core M&A and PE experience, Dr. Bolsinger has extensive expertise in transactional risk insurance, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic in major media outlets. 

He has been listed as a recommended lawyer by the U.S., EMEA and Germany editions of The Legal 500, a legal directory based on the opinions of clients and peers. Recognized for M&A and private equity buyouts in 2018, Dr. Bolsinger has been cited as "a trusted adviser" who "takes the time to understand a client’s business and motivations before undertaking any way". Since 2010, every year Dr. Bolsinger has been recognized and received a pro bono service award.

Experience

Packaging Industry

  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Resource Label Group, Pamco Label and C.P. Converters.
  • Resource Label Group in connection with its acquisitions of substantially all of the assets of Oxford Graphics, TLC The Label Company, substantially all of the assets of A1 Label, Taylor-Made Labels and LithoFlexo Grafics.
  • C.P. Converters in its acquisition of MRI Flexible Packaging Company.
  • Waddington North America in its sale to Olympus Partners.
  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with the US$500 million sale of Captive Plastics to Berry Plastics.
  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with the approximately US$284 million sale of Ranpak to American Capital.

Food and Beverage Industry

  • Blacksand in connection with its approximately US$400 million hostile tender offer for Lascelles deMercado.
  • First Atlantic Capital in its divestiture of Country Pure Foods.
  • ICV Capital Partners in its divestiture of Sterling Foods.
  • Vestar Capital Partners in its acquisition of the Birds Eye frozen food business from Pro-Fac Cooperative.

Restaurant Industry

  • Entertainment Cruises in its sale to The Pritzker Group.
  • Ignite Restaurant Group in connection with its pursuit of a dual-process, resulting in its initial public offering.
  • J.H. Whitney in connection with its acquisition of Joe’s Crab Shack.
  • ICV Capital Partners in connection with its acquisitions of Spirit Yachts and Premier Yachts.

Transportation Industry

  • ICV Capital Partners in connection with its acquisitions of Cargo Airport Services, Integrated Airline Services and Perishable Handling Specialists.
  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Bealine Service Company.

Industrial

  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with its acquisition of TestEquity and substantially all of the assets of Electro-Wise Dallas.
  • First Atlantic Capital in connection with its acquisition of Sprint Industrial, Southern Tank Leasing and substantially all of the assets of Intrinsic Solutions.

Consumer

  • ICV Capital Partners in its divestiture of AAMP of America, The Hilsinger Company, and MRG Holdings.
  • Brita GmbH in connection with corporate matters.
  • Apax Partners in its US$100 million acquisition of Spyder Active Sports.
  • Bear Stearns Merchant Banking in its acquisition of New York & Co.

Services Industry

  • Ocedo, a German GmbH, in its sale to U.S.-based Riverbed Technology.
  • ICV Capital Partners in its acquisition of OneTouch Point.
  • Compass Advisers Group in its planned combination with Richmond Park Partners.
  • ICV Capital Partners in its divestiture of PFM Group.
  • New Mountain in connection with its acquisition of ACA Compliance, Vincent Performance Services, Northpoint Fintech and Aponix FT Solutions.

Healthcare Industry

  • J.H. Whitney in connection with its acquisition of Pediatric Services of America, Inc., known as PSA Healthcare.

Agribusiness Industry

  • Leading agriculture private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a large scale organic dairy operation and a large scale grape growing and distribution operation.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, J.D., 1993
  • Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Dr. jur., 1998, magna cum laude
  • The University of Chicago Law School, LL.M., 1997
Admissions
  • New York
  • Germany
Languages
  • English
  • German
Speaking Engagements
  • The Interim Period, Transaction Insurance Insights Conference - New York, NY (January 30, 2019)
  • 2019 Global Private Equity Outlook, Dechert and Mergermarket - Webinar (September 10, 2018)
  • Healthcare Panel, Harvard Business School's 24th Annual VCPE Conference - Harvard, MA (January 27, 2018)
  • 2017 Transaction Insurance Insights Conference, Advisen - New York, NY (April 20, 2017)
  • Industrials Panel, 23rd Annual VCPE Conference - Boston, MA (January 28, 2017)
  • Special Considerations: Reps & Warranties Insurance for Healthcare, Deals, and other Special Industries, 2016 Inaugural Reps & Warranties & Transactional Liability Insurance ExecuSummit - Uncasville, CT (May 3, 2016)
  • The Claims Process, Advisen's Transaction Insurance Forum - New York, NY (April 27, 2016)
  • Healthcare Panel, NYU Stern Venture Capital + Private Equity Conference - New York, NY (March 4, 2016)
  • 2015 Executive Risk Insights Conference, Advisen - New York, NY (September 17, 2015)
  • M&A Insurance –No Longer Optional, Middle Market General Counsel Network, (August 24, 2014)
  • M&A Representations and Warranties, Bloomberg BNA, (May 19, 2014)
  • Finding Alpha - Navigating Investment Headwinds in Private Equity, 9th Annual NYU Stern Private Equity Conference - New York, NY (February 28, 2014)