Georg Linde is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Managing Partner of Germany. He focuses on complex corporate/M&A and private equity transactions. Georg has a particular focus in high-tech sectors including aerospace, IT/telecommunications, chemicals and renewable energies.

Georg speaks German, English, French and Swahili.



Prior to joining Willkie, Georg was a partner at another international law firm.

  • CVC on its acquisition of a stake in Sunday Natural, a leading brand for premium vitamins, minerals and supplements.

  • Wendel on the sale of Constantia Flexibles to One Rock Capital Partners

  • SGT Capital on the acquisition of ELATEC GmbH, a leading international developer and supplier of secure access management solutions

  • 3i Group on its sale of CHRIST Group, a leading German jewelry and watch retailer, to Morellato Group

  • CVC on its acquisition of a majority stake in The Quality Group

  • SGT Capital on the acquisition of Utimaco Group from private equity fund EQT Mid Market Europe

  • 3i Group on its investment in MAIT GmbH, a leading provider of innovative and pioneering digital solutions in the DACH region

  • ISS and Genstar Capital in Genstar’s sale of ISS to Deutsche Börse for $2.275 billion

  • Grillo-Werke AG in the sale of its intellectual property and know-how regarding Methanesulfonic Acid to an international chemical company

  • CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology

  • HK Food GmbH in its sale of German seafood brand Nordsee Holding GmbH to Kharis Capital via KC North Sea, an investment vehicle

  • HBC in its agreement with SIGNA Retail Holdings to combine HBC Europe with Germany's Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH, creating Germany's leading retailer with annual revenue in excess of €5 billion, and the sale to SIGNA of 50% of HBC's German real estate assets to form a 50-50 real estate joint venture with SIGNA valued at €3.25 billion

  • Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Apex Group on the acquisition, with SALU Capital and Inlife Holding, of Luxembourg PE fund AFO-2

  • GoldenTree Asset Management as part of an investor-led consortium in the acquisition of German state bank HSH Nordbank for €1 billion

  • Apex, a Genstar portfolio company, on its acquisition of Warburg’s Asset Management and Servicing Business in Luxembourg

  • 3i Group plc in its agreement to invest up to €247 million in Formel D GmbH

  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its €2.82 billion cross-border acquisition of Galeria Kaufhof

  • Acciona on the €157 million sale of its German wind park operations to Swisspower

  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the $1.325 billion sale of its titanium dioxide pigments and four other non-strategic businesses to Huntsman Corporation

  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the $635 million sale of its rheology business to ALTANA Group

  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. on its $1.98 billion sale of CeramTec to European private equity firm Cinven

  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of Kemira Oyj’s 39 percent interest in titanium dioxide business joint venture Sachtleben

  • Sachtleben on its acquisition of the titanium dioxide business of crenox GmbH

  • A sovereign wealth fund on the formation of an aerospace business and related M&A transactions

  • A variety of clients, including WV Energie, Acciona Energía, Macquarie, International Power, Equiventus and Eneco on acquisitions in the renewable energy sector (offshore and onshore wind, as well as thermosolar and photovoltaic)

  • Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank on the financing of several wind-powered projects

  • Infigen on its separation from Babcock & Brown

  • Rockwood on its joint venture with Kemira Oyj for the production of titanium dioxide

  • KKR, Credit Suisse and Rockwood on the acquisition of the Dynamit Nobel businesses from mg Technologies and subsequent acquisitions and disposals

  • Permira and debitel on the acquisition of Talkline

  • Linde AG on the establishment of an end-customer franchise business

  • KKR on the acquisition of MTU Aero Engines

  • OMV/AMI on a joint venture with ADNOC for the production of melamine in the UAE

  • Mitsubishi Motors on the formation of a European distribution joint venture with Isuzu



University of Leipzig University of Berlin University of Sydney

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Germany, 1998