Johannes Perlitt

Johannes Perlitt advises German and international clients (strategic buyers, financial investors, and banks) in corporate and transactional matters. His practice is focused on public takeovers, and he has specific experience in the automotive industry.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Johannes served as lead or co-lead partner advising clients on numerous transactions, including: J.P. Morgan and other financing banks on the Douglas Holding AG takeover offer made by Advent; Deutsche Bank in connection with the takeover offer made by Grohe Asia AG to the shareholders of Joyou AG; Volkswagen AG on the mandatory tender offer of Porsche SE, the creation of an integrated automotive group with Porsche AG, the acquisition of Porsche Holding (Salzburg), and the sale of Volkswagen's Brazil truck business to MAN; Evonik Industries AG on the acquisition of a 25.01 percent stake by CVC Capital Partners; and RAG AG on the Degussa takeover offer and on the sale of its stake in Ruhrgas to E.ON. Other clients Johannes has represented include Dana Corporation, Norsk Hydro ASA, and Spectrum Brands. [1]