Lothar Wegener
Partner, Taxation

HAMBURG

T: +49 40 800 084 0
D: +49 40 800 084 411/+44 20 7814 8119
M: +49 151 440 48 601

EmailE: lwegener@wfw.com

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Lothar Wegener

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Lothar Wegener joined Watson Farley & Williams as a partner in April 2006 and was Head of the Hamburg office until he became Managing Partner of the firm, along with Chris Lowe, in January 2014. He qualified as a tax advisor (“Steuerberater”) in 1996. Lothar specialises in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate and closed-end funds transactions.

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    • Advising management shareholders of Scholz & Friends AG in connection with the sale of Commarco GmbH to WPP.
    • Advising Parcom Deutsche Private Equity on its acquisition of Westfalia-Automotive from Odewald & Compagnie, WestLB and other shareholders.
    • Advising PNE WIND AG on the sale of Gode Wind I, Gode Wind II and Gode Wind III, one of the largest offshore wind farm project portfolios in Germany, to Dong Energy. The sale of the Gode Wind portfolio, with a transaction volume of €157 million, is one of the largest offshore wind farm M&A transactions in Germany so far.
    • Advising Fondshaus Hamburg Immobilien on tax and legal aspects regarding the acquisition of student apartments located in Frankfurt and Hamburg (“SMARTments”) through a closed end fund issued by Fondshaus Hamburg Immobilien.
    • Advising Granville Baird Capital Advisors Ltd. on its purchase of Zarges Tubesca, a European market leader for aluminium-based access and storage solutions.
    • Advising HSH Private Equity on the acquisition of QUNDIS GmbH, a European producer of metering devices and consumption acquisition systems, by way of a management buy out.
    • Advising Granville Baird Capital Partners on its investment in Amoena Group, Raubling (Bavaria) in a management buyout from the stock-listed Danish medical devices company Coloplast A/S.
    • Advising Parcom Private Equity on the sale of SSB Systems, a manufacturer of electrical pitch and control systems for wind turbines and wind farms to Emerson.
    • Advising proFagus Beteiligungen GmbH on the sale of proFagus Group to the investment company Steadfast Capital GmbH.

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