FRANKFURT – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Allen & Overy has advised…

FRANKFURT – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Allen & Overy has advised a consortium of banks led by Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort on the IPO of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG. The gross proceeds amounted to approximately e264 million.

13,000,000 new shares from a capital increase and in total 5,200,000 shares from existing shareholders (including over-allotments) were offered publicly, outside the U.S., by way of a decoupled bookbuilding on the basis of a prospectus and placed at a price of e 14.50 per share.

The Allen & Overy team was led by Frankfurt-based partner Dr Michael Schlitt, assisted by Dr Ann-Katrin Ponick, Dr Christian Ries, Dr Susanne Schäfer and Thula Bauer. The team consisted also of Dr Christian Evers, Marcus Hierl, Dr Nicola La Corte, Michael Schweppe, Christian Steinbach, Dr Anna Römhild (all Frankfurt) and Daniel Bono (US law, London).

Internal legal advisers of the consortium of banks were Monika Uhrig (Credit Suisse) and Dr Christian Weber (Dresdner Kleinwort).

Michael Schlitt comments: “We are delighted that we were given the opportunity to advise the consortium of banks in this exciting and prominent IPO. It demonstrates our experience in giving comprehensive advice and assisting in the preparation and implementation of equity capital markets transactions.”

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