Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger LL.M.

Markus-Bolsinger

Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger LL.M.

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Dr. Markus P. Bolsinger structures and negotiates complex transactions, including domestic and transatlantic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, bank and mezzanine financings, and venture and growth investments. He also advises on general corporate and corporate governance matters. Dr. Bolsinger’s experience extends across industries, including agribusiness, consumer, food and beverage, healthcare, industrial, packaging, and restaurant sectors. His clients have included leading private equity firms, such as Apax Partners, First Atlantic Capital, ICV Partners, Irving Place Capital, New Mountain Capital, Vestar Capital and J.H. Whitney & Co. In addition to his core private equity and corporate experience, Dr. Bolsinger has extensive expertise in transactional risk insurance for mergers and acquisitions, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic in major media outlets.

He is 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 2017, 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". In 2015, Dr. Bolsinger was presented with a Certificate of Volunteer Appreciation by Pro Bono Partnership in recognition of his dedication and commitment to pro bono service in 2015. Prior to joining Dechert, Dr. Bolsinger served as a corporate partner at another international law firm where he received the firm's Pro Bono Service Award for every year from 2010 to 2014 and was recognized by the New York State Bar Association as "Empire State Counsel" in 2014.

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
  • Harvard Business School's 24th Annual VCPE Conference — Harvard, MA (January 27, 2018)

Markus Bolsinger moderates the Healthcare Panel.

For more in formation, visit the conference website

  • 2017 Transaction Insurance Insights Conference — Advisen, New York, NY (April 20, 2017)

At Advisen’s Transaction Insurance Insights Conference, leading experts in M&A and transaction insurance products outline current trends in M&A, discuss the due diligence process and the types of issues that often come to light, and explain how those issues can be addressed, including the use of transaction insurance products - such as Reps & Warranties and M&A Tax Liability - so that deals can close.

For more information, visit the conference website

  • 23rd Annual VCPE Conference —The Venture Capital and Private Equity Club at the Harvard Business School, Boston, MA (January 26, 2017)

Dr. Markus Bolsinger LL.M. moderates a panel focused on industrials. 

For more information, visit the conference website

  • Special Considerations: Reps & Warranties Insurance for Healthcare, Deals, and other Special Industries —2016 Inaugural Reps & Warranties & Transactional Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT (May 32, 2016)
  • The Claims Process — Advisen's Transaction Insurance Forum, New York, NY (April 27, 2016)

Using real examples, this session dives into the life cycle of a claim. How does the process work? Who is involved and why? Examples of where claims have been resolved swiftly and explanations as to why some take longer. How will claims be managed in the future?

For more information on the session, click here

  • NYU Stern Venture Capital + Private Equity Conference — New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY (March 4, 2016)

Dr. Markus Bolsinger moderates a panel focused on healthcare, which discusses the future of this changing industry as well as target investment areas. 

For more information on the panel, click here

  • 2015 Executive Risk Insights Conference — Advisen, New York, NY (September 17, 2015)

Now in its 5th year, the Executive Risk Insights Conference expands to cover public company issues as well as serving the private and non-profit sector. With two tracks of sessions throughout the day -dedicated to issues affecting each sector -audience attendees benefit from content designed explicitly for their risk management and insurance needs.

  • 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, (February 28, 2014)