DWS-Managed Funds’ Acquisition of Radioonkologienetzwerk Gruppe

Clifford Chance has advised funds managed by DWS on the deal, while Latham & Watkins has advised Summit Partners on the sale.

DWS acquired and integrated Radioonkologienetzwerk Gruppe (RON), a group of medical practices focusing on outpatient cancer therapy.

Investment in Medical Care Centers as well as other healthcare enterprises is currently an important driver of activity in the international transaction (M&A) market, particularly for financial investors. Clifford Chance’s combined outstanding expertise in complex transactions and the healthcare/life sciences sector makes the firm particularly qualified to provide legal support for projects involving Medical Care Centers. Most recently, the firm advised Omers on the acquisition of amedes group, an operator of laboratory and medial practice centers in Germany, and the laboratory service provider Synlab on its groundbreaking IPO.

Summit Partners was founded in 1984 with a commitment to find and partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and help them accelerate their growth and achieve dramatic results.

The international Clifford Chance team advising DWS was led by partner Markus Stephanblome (Picture) and counsel Simon Schmid (both Corporate, Frankfurt/Düsseldorf) and included senior associates Ribana Piontek and Laura Theresa Stehl as well as associates Yannick Niedergethmann and Michael Kümmel (all Corporate, Frankfurt/Düsseldorf); also partner Peter Dieners with senior associate Carolin Kemmner and associate Marlene Kießling (all Corporate/Healthcare, Düsseldorf); partner Stefan Sax with counsels Martin Jawansky and David Neu as well as associate Jana Landsittel (all Global Financial Markets, Frankfurt/Munich); partner Stefan Simon with counsel Christopher Fischer (both Employment, Frankfurt); partner Thomas Reischauer and associate Dominik Rauchenberger (both Real Estate, Frankfurt); from the firm’s Luxembourg office, partner Katia Gauzès with counsel Judit Stern and associates Megi Bllaca and Cristina Mudure (all Corporate) advised on the transaction.

The Latham team included Frankfurt partner Otto von Gruben, Hamburg partners Jörn Kowalewski and Nils Röver, with associates Daniel Kreutzmann and Florian Doster. Advice was also provided on tax matters by partner Tobias Klass; on antitrust matters by Frankfurt partner Max Hauser and Düsseldorf associate Leonie Spangenberger. 

Involved fees earner: Megi Bllaca – Clifford Chance; Peter Dieners – Clifford Chance; Christopher Fischer – Clifford Chance; Katia Gauzès – Clifford Chance; Martin Jawansky – Clifford Chance; Carolin Kemmner – Clifford Chance; Marlene Kießling – Clifford Chance; Laura Theresa Krull – Clifford Chance; Michael Kümmel – Clifford Chance; Jana Landsittel – Clifford Chance; David Neu – Clifford Chance; Yannick Niedergethmann – Clifford Chance; Ribana Piontek – Clifford Chance; Dominik Rauchenberger – Clifford Chance; Thomas Reischauer – Clifford Chance; Stefan Sax – Clifford Chance; Simon Schmid – Clifford Chance; Stefan Simon – Clifford Chance; Markus Stephanblome – Clifford Chance; Judit Stern – Clifford Chance; Florian Doster – Latham & Watkins; Sebastian Max Hauser – Latham & Watkins; Tobias Klass – Latham & Watkins; Jörn Kowalewski – Latham & Watkins; Daniel Kreutzmann – Latham & Watkins; Nils Röver – Latham & Watkins; Leonie Spangenberger – Latham & Watkins; Otto von Gruben – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins;

Clients: DWS Group; Summit Partners;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma