Dr. Niclas von Woedtke

M&A Manager & Lawyer
M&A Finance and Law
Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB


Dr Niclas von Woedtke, MBA


Recognized M&A professional with “Magic Circle” law firm, DAX-30 companies’ and large family-owned companies’ footprint and 8+ years of experience in M&A
Strong commercial & strategic judgment, project execution and hands-on mentality
Covering entire M&A value chain from target screening and development of successfulM&A cases to deal negotiations / execution
Particular focus on private equity and (corporate) venture capital investments (innogyinnovation hub; E.ON’s : agile accelerator scheme; Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund; Otto Group digital investments)

OTTO Group Senior M&A Manager

Hamburg, DE July 2019 – to date

Driving and managing M&A sell/buyside projects of Otto Group, comprising activities such as target screening, business plan validation/modelling, company valuation, deal structuring and staffing, internal stakeholder management, supervision of external advisors, financial/legal/commercial due diligence, drafting/negotiation of transaction documentation, deal execution
Currently working on sell-side transactions with volumes between approximately EUR 50,000,000-250,000,000, including sale of SportScheck to SIGNA GroupBoehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund Frankfurt, DE M&A / Venture Capital Counsel 01/2018 – 06/2019
Drafting and negotiating transaction documentation for investments / exits ofBoehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund
Advising on several site divestments in France and Spain as part of group wide reorganization and carve-out processesLinklaters LLP Munich, DE / Amsterdam, NLAssociate / Managing Associate, Corporate M&A 06/2011-12/2017
Managing due diligence, SPA and post-closing workstreams of M&A transactions involving clients such as Continental, SIEMENS, Triton, IK Investment Partners, AG Real Estate with project teams consisting of up to 20 lawyers
Advising innogy innovation hub (RWE Group) and : agile (E.ON’s accelerator and venture capital scheme) on several venture capital investments; establishing innogy’s standard documentation for investments in start-up companies and internal spin-offs
Client secondment at E.ON SE (04/2017 – 09/2017): Responsible for M&A transactions involving disposals of several solar / wind power plants and development companies in Italy, Slovakia, Sweden and the US
Member of Linklaters’ corporate venture capital business group: Developing strategy to approach DAX-30 companies; presenting legal developments in corporate venture capital at executive education programs

Kellogg School of Management / WHU

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Evanston, USA / Vallendar, DE 2016 – 2018

Master Thesis with distinction on corporate venturing investments of Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Higher Regional Court of Hamburg

Second State Examination (Zweites Staatsexamen) University of Frankfurt

Ph.D. in International Public Law

Universities of Heidelberg and Muenster

First State Examination (Erstes Staatsexamen) ** *