Jacob Ahme is a counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department advising financial investors and corporate clients on private equity, complex M&A and venture capital transactions. He also advises on management incentive programs as well as general corporate law matters. 

Prior to joining Willkie, Jacob Ahme worked at another leading international law firm.

Jacob Ahme is fluent in German and English.


Private Equity

  • Bregal on the acquisition of legal software business STP from Hg*
  • Capvis on:
    • The sale of Capvis Fund III assets (arena, hessnatur, Kaffee Partner) to a continuation vehicle*
    • A strategic partnership with Project A*
  • EQT / OMERS on the acquisition of Deutsche Glasfaser Group from KKR*
  • H.I.G. Capital on the sale of DSD - Duales System Holding (Der Grüne Punkt)*
  • IK Partners on the acquisition of Cinerius Financial Partners*
  • Lindsay Goldberg on the acquisition of Bilcare Research Group*
  • Odyssey Investment Partners on the acquisition of ISM Heinrich Krämer GmbH & Co. KG*
  • One Rock Capital Partners on 
    • The acquisition of Constantia Flexibles Group *
    • The acquisition of Prefere Resins Group*
  • Platinum Equity on the acquisition of The Leaders Roman Group*
  • Partners Group on the acquisition of Schleich Group*
  • Rockaway Capital on the acquisition and divestment of Bringmeister GmbH*
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of exocad Global Holdings GmbH to Align Technology*
  • Trilantic Capital Partners on 
    • The acquisition of Smile Eyes Group *
    • The acquisition of Care Home Group *

Corporate M&A

  • Körber AG on:
    • The acquisition of enVista’s omnichannel and global freight audit and payment services*
    • The sale of a minority stake in its supply chain software business to KKR*
    • Its bid on Bosch Packaging*
    • The acquisition of highjump Inc.*
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on:
    • The acquisition of WABCO*
    • The sale of the global Body Control Systems Business to Luxshare *
  • Aliaxis S.A. on:
    • The sale of its ceramics business*
    • The sale of Rheinhütte Pumps to ITT Inc.*
  • Keysight Technologies on: 
    • The acquisition of Nordsys*
    • The acquisition of MICRAM Microelectronic *
  • SERgroup on the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group*
  • Prüftechnik Dieter Busch AG on the sale of the group to Fluke Corporation*
  • Cheplapharm on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical portfolio from Takeda*
  • SoftwareONE on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the IT service provider COMPAREX*

Venture Capital

  • Trade Republic on:
    • Its USD 900 million Series C financing round*
    • Its USD 300 million Series C Extension financing round*

*Jacob advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie 




Columbia Law School, LL.M. Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Second State Exam University of Münster, First State Exam

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