18 October – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Frankfurt, advised US investment company Forum Partners in connection with the structuring and subscription of a reverse mandatory convertible bond issued by Deutsche Immobilien Chancen AG & Co. KGaA. The subscription is combined with a direct share acquisition and the subscription by Forum Partners for shares which DIC Asset AG will issue within its planned capital increase for cash. With it DIC Asset AG expects to generate new equity in the amount of approximately EUR 40 million.
The Frankfurt-based DIC (Deutsche Immobilien Chancen) Real Estate Group was founded in 1998 and is one of the leading German commercial real estate enterprises.
Forum Partners was advised by corporate finance partners Markus Strelow and Ulrike Binder. The transaction team of Weil, Gotshal & Manges consisted of partner Gerhard Schmidt as well as associate Christian Tappeiner.
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