M&A

Skau Reipurth has vast experience in advising Danish and international clients in connection with M&A transactions, and our advice extends to all aspects of the transactions.

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We advise buyers and sellers, private equity and venture capital, family businesses, private investors, etc, on the process and strategy involved in M&A transactions, and we have well-established business partners in corporate finance, transaction services, VDR, W&I insurance, etc.

Our services include

  • Preparing a company for sale in a structured process or to a specific buyer
  • Drafting and negotiating NDAs, LOIs and/or indicative bids
  • Planning and performing legal due diligence on behalf of a seller or buyer
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documents, including transfer agreements, shareholder agreements, incentive schemes, investment agreements, etc.
  • Carrying out reorganisations and/or carve-outs
  • Assisting in connection with W&I insurance
  • Obtaining financing and security

Experts

Casper Lindholm Dam

Casper Lindholm Dam

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, LL.M., Associate Partner

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Claus Ryberg Hoffmann

Attorney of the Danish High Courts, Partner

Josephine Winge

Josephine Winge

Attorney

Kristoffer Thrane

Kristoffer Thrane

Assistant Attorney

Morten Vibe

Morten Vibe

Attorney, Partner

Nicolai Uhrskov Nielsen

Nicolai Uhrskov Nielsen

Assistant Attorney

Peter Skau-Andersen

Peter Skau-Andersen

Attorney of the Danish Supreme Court, Partner

Ratings

  • The Legal 500

    The ”partner-driven” team at Skau Reipurth  acts for buyers and sellers on domestic and cross-border M&A and has notable experience in incorporations and general corporate and commercial issues. M&A specialist Peter Skau-Andersen heads up the practice, which also includes commercial contracts specialist Claus Ryberg Hoffmann (…).

  • The Legal 500

    Skau Reipurth’s “swift and efficient” team is experienced in assisting domestic and foreign businesses with cross-border transactions, including company and contract law. Led by the “extremely skilled” Peter Skau-Andersen, the practice also includes Claus Ryberg Hoffmann.

  • The Legal 500

    Peter Skau-Andersen has been a dedicated partner on several M&A cases completed where we have been involved. The ability to take responsibility and make customers take the right decisions has been crucial in moving the engagement forward.

  • The Legal 500

    Legal 500 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

    Skau Reipurth  Advokatpartnerselskab’s team is headed by Peter Skau-Andersen, who is experienced in handling all aspects of M&A, including conducting due diligence, drafting contracts and negotiating.

    Skau Reipurth ’s “swift and efficient” team is experienced in assisting domestic and foreign businesses with cross-border transactions, including company and contract law. Led by the “extremely skilled” Peter Skau-Andersen, the practice also includes Claus Ryberg Hoffmann.

    The “young and very capable team” at Skau Reipurth  is led by Peter Skau-Andersen and acts for Danish and international buyers and sellers. A recent highlight was assisting Thorpe Interior Group with the sale of Fabric Systems to Kvadrat Soft Cells.

    Skau Reipurth  fields “a very professional practice” which advises clients such as Deloitte. Department leader Peter Skau-Andersen handles corporate, restructuring and M&A work. Recent highlights include Skau-Andersen advising Loumann Holding on the sale of its 40% stake in Pack Tech Holding to SE Blue Equity and acquisition of a 10% stake from another shareholder, and Claus Ryberg Hoffmann handling Evendo International’s contracts with its private investors.

    Clear and open communication on M&A cases with a straightforward approach. A detailed description of issues and M&A steps to customers.

    Peter Skau-Andersen has been a dedicated partner on several M&A cases completed where we have been involved. The ability to take responsibility and make customers take the right decisions has been crucial in moving the engagement forward.

    The ”partner-driven” team at Skau Reipurth  acts for buyers and sellers on domestic and cross-border M&A and has notable experience in incorporations and general corporate and commercial issues. M&A specialist Peter Skau-Andersen heads up the practice, which also includes commercial contracts specialist Claus Ryberg Hoffmann.

    Skau Reipurth acts for both buyers and sellers on a national and international scale. Led by M&A expert Peter Skau-Andersen, the team is praised as “commercial-minded and skilled”. Claus Ryberg Hoffmann (…) are other key practitioners, handling commercial and contract law as well as compliance and legal risk management issues.

    The team has been very professional and experienced within acquisition advice. The team had a very wide range of knowledge and capabilities covering all our needs. Availability has been almost 24-7. We felt safe and well guided through the entire process.

    Of course, Peter Skau-Andersen himself stands out from the beginning by showing unique personal communication skills and convincing the entire Board of Directors of the right choice of advisory partner. Communication was in great focus throughout the entire process.

    Commercial minded and skilled lawyers.

    Attentive, professional and commercial in the approach to solving the matters at hand.

    Unique ability to “read” the customer. Always keeps deadlines.

    Highly skilled and commercial. A pleasure to work with.

    Skau, Reipurth provide a high level of relevant advice. Never trying to complicate cases, but always ensuring effective handling.

    Peter Skau and (…) both provide legal advise on a level that I have not experienced before. Again the ability to make complicated simple and relevant is a key driver for my choice of legal help.

    Skau Reipurth‘s team acts as a ‘one-stop shop with its high level of experience’ acting for domestic and international buyers and sellers. Practice head Peter Skau-Andersen is ‘uniquely skilled‘ and advises on domestic and cross-border M&A matters. The ‘highly skilled’ Claus Ryberg Hoffmann advises commercial and charitable foundations on founding issues, mergers and dissolutions.

    The professional capabilities, services and handling are a class performance. Totally unique. The collaboration and the advice given were excellent and everyone in the team was very professional and proactive.

    Peter Skau Andersen is uniquely skilled for corporate and specifically transactional matters. His team are a no-nonsense group that get things done. Truly spectacular dealmakers.

    The team is very efficient and this results in high quality. They have strong commercial understanding combined with legal insight, brilliant communication and negotiation skills.

    Peter Skau Andersen has an unique ability to get a transaction across the finish line. He can speak to everyone and get everyone to see advantages in completing a deal – even in tough circumstances.

    Peter Skau Andersen and Claus Ryberg Hoffmann are in sync with everything we do and know our business as was it their own. They are highly skilled and they are realistic about projects.

    The team is very approachable and seems to have good knowledge transfer between them. One-stop shop with their high level of experience and ability to take into account commercial needs and deliver tailor made solutions that enables the M&A process to move forward.

    High quality company which succeeds with communicating difficult matters. Skau Reipurth communicates directly and with flair.

    The team consists of high quality staff. Added resources had the sufficient knowledge and flair to create the right solutions. High competence, constructive, and efficient.

  • Chambers Europe

    Chambers Europe (2018)

    Skau Reipurth is a Recognised Practitioner.

    Head of department, Peter Skau-Andersen, enters the corporate/M&A rankings for the first time this year after several strong endorsements from clients.

  • Chambers Global

    Chambers Global (2017, 2018, 2023, 2024)

    Peter Skau-Andersen is praised by clients for being “an ambitious and skilled lawyer. He gets the job done and does it well. He also follows up proactively.” Another client says he “solves problems and is quick and efficient.” He advises on litigation and commercial disputes related to M&A, real estate and contract law.

    Peter Skau-Andersen is an increasingly prominent commercial litigator. Clients remark on his well-rounded service: “He has good commercial and analytical sense as well as a good legal understanding of the matters at hand.”

    Skau Reipurth has a very strong legal understanding and is able to come up with innovative solutions.

    The team at Skau Reipurth is able to make complex legal matters digestible.

    The lawyers know our business very well and easily understand the complexities.

    It is a strong team with profound skills.

    They understand our commercial needs.

    Skau Reipurth enters Band 4 this year, receiving acclaim for its ability to handle a broad spectrum of corporate and M&A matters. The department acts on small- and mid-cap transactions, often with cross-border elements. The lawyers advise a roster of Danish and international clients, most notably investment and private equity funds, including their portfolio companies.

    Peter Skau-Andersen advises clients on a whole range of topics related to acquisitions and divestments, including due diligence, structuring matters, SPAs and share transfers.

    Peter offers a very strong level of service and responsiveness, an understanding of legal concepts related to M&A transactions, a commercial understanding and an ability to deliver innovative solutions with the counterpart lawyer without too much client involvement.

    Peter Skau-Andersen understands the commercial side as well as the regulatory side.

    Peter Skau-Andersen is a very business-friendly partner.

    Peter is very good at communicating issues that might be complex in an understandable way.

    Peter Skau-Andersen offers excellent legal advice with the right amount for commercial awareness.

Related insights

Skau Reipurth recommended in Chambers Global 2024

Skau Reipurth assists with the sale of Hørsholm Hestepraksis to Vetgruppen

Once again, Legal 500 recommends Skau Reipurth

Chambers Europe recommends Skau Reipurth in 2023

Skau Reipurth contributes to Chambers Global 2023 – Practice Area Overview

Skau Reipurth rated in Chambers Global 2023

Skau Reipurth has assisted Väderstad with the acquisition of a product range from Thyregod A/S

Skau Reipurth assists Apave Group with the acquisition of Baltic Control Group

Skau Reipurth assists Pride Capital Partners with the investment in EasyTranslate A/S

Attorney Morten Vibe is promoted to partner

Skau Reipurth assists Schülke & Mayr GmbH with the acquisition of Wet Wipe A/S

Skau Reipurth assists Semler Mobility Retail A/S with the acquisition of CarHolding A/S

Legal 500 recommends Skau Reipurth in 2022

Skau Reipurth assists the owners of Prescriba A/S with the sale of the business to UK-based company, CBT Clinics

Legal 500 recommends Skau Reipurth in 2021

Once again IFLR1000 recommends Skau Reipurth

Once again Legal 500 recommends Skau Reipurth

Skau Reipurth advises NRP Finans on the acquisition of two large logistics properties

Skau Reipurth assists Konica Minolta in acquiring Next Agenda ApS and Nextagenda CRM ApS

Skau Reipurth once again rated in Chambers Europe

Again in 2018, Skau Reipurth assisted Blackstone and 360 North in a double-figure number of property transactions

Skau Reipurth ranked in Chambers Europe again

Skau Reipurth once more rated in Chambers Global

Skau Reipurth assists Danish start-up Twinbody ApS raising 4 million DKK

Skau Reipurth assists the owners (Thorpe Interior Group Ltd and others) with the sale of Fabric Systems Ltd to Kvadrat Soft Sells A/S and with the acquisition of a number of shares in the same company