korel kaplan

Korel Kaplan

Managing Associate, Munich

“I can negotiate and close challenging deals in complex settings and provide reliable guidance for critical commercial decisions.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Korel Kaplan is specialised in advising strategic and financial investors on cross-border M&A transactions. He has a particular focus on private equity transactions and venture capital investments as well as on the automotive and technology-driven industries. Korel speaks German, English, French and Turkish.

Work highlights

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included advising:

  • KME SE, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of copper and copper alloy products, on the sale of its brass business in Germany, France and Italy as well as the tubes business in Germany and Spain to Chinese Hailiang Group as well as on the acquisition of its competitor MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH from a private equity investor
  • Audi on the carve out of holoride GmbH and on its subsequent investment into holoride
  • Apax on disposals and acquisitions of portfolio companies
  • BC Partners on various add-on acquisitions for its portfolio companies
  • Lastminute.com Group on its acquisition of the German travel booking site weg.de from ProSiebenSat.1 Group as well as its acquisition of QIXXIT from Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures
  • Continental Group on its acquisition of Hornschuch Group from Equistone Partners Europe
  • the innogy Innovation Hub of innogy SE on its investments in MotionWerk, Fresh Energy, xtechholding, UCAIR and Conjoule
  • Triton on the sale of Weru GmbH to H.I.G. Capital

Professional experience

Korel is qualified as a lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany since 2015. Prior to joining Linklaters in January 2016, he has worked for various international law firms and clerked for the higher regional court of Munich.

Education and qualifications

Korel has studied law at the University of Munich as well as at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). He has passed both German state exams in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has obtained the French academic law degrees licence en droit in 2012 and maîtrise en droit in 2015.