Markus Bauman is a member of Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group in his capacity as Senior Counsel, Head of Strategic Relationships for Europe. Mr. Bauman specializes in corporate finance, including equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents emerging growth companies, public companies, investment banks, investors, financial sponsors and other market participants in both public and private cross-border transactions.

Mr. Bauman assists clients in a variety of equity and debt offerings, including U.S.-registered and 144A/Reg. S, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings, private placements, and investment grade and high-yield bonds. He has advised on financings on every major stock exchange in Europe. He also advises clients on U.S. securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Bauman worked at international law firms and as Executive Director of the Investment Banking Division Legal department of Goldman Sachs International. Mr. Bauman also completed a secondment in the Debt Capital Markets Legal department of J.P. Morgan in London.

Mr. Bauman is a fluent German speaker and is proficient in Italian.





Mr. Bauman has served as counsel to:

  • A U.K. biotech issuer on their IPO on the Nasdaq (ongoing).
  • SVB Leerink, a British investment bank, and the underwriters on the $155.4 million IPO of Genfit S.A. on the Nasdaq and a concurrent private placement in Europe (including France).
  • Goldman Sachs and the underwriters on the $172.5 million follow-on offering by DBV Technologies on the Nasdaq and Euronext Paris.
  • Galapagos NV on the approximately €296.2 million ($345 million) follow-on offering of ADSs listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.General Catalyst on the sale of its shareholding in CCP Games to Pearl Abyss for $425 million.
  • Hard Yaka on its $30 million investment in Yoyo Wallet.
  • Delivery Hero AG on its €1 billion IPO (US$1.3 billion) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.*
  • Global Switch on the issuance of an aggregate €1 billion bond offerings, as well as a tender offer to repurchase its €550 million bonds maturing April 2018.*
  • Eddie Stobart Logistics on its £392.86 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange AIM.*
  • Zouk Capital as primary selling shareholder on the €83 million IPO of va-Q-tec AG.*
  • Delivery Hero on its US$110 million “crossover” financing round from pre-IPO investors.*
  • Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc., on its US$77 million initial public offering on the Nasdaq.*
  • Delivery Hero Holding GmbH on the US$589 million purchase of Turkish food delivery company Yemeksepeti.*
  • Delivery Hero Holding GmbH on the takeover of from Rocket Internet.*
  • Delivery Hero Holding GmbH on its sale of a 30% interest to Rocket Internet AG in the third largest venture capital financing in European history; the total investment size by Rocket Internet was €496 million (US$586 million).*
  • The underwriters on the €3.62 billion (US$4.66 billion) capital increase and rights offering of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG to fund the acquisition of E-Plus.*
  • The underwriters on the $1.087 billion IPO of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange of Russian fintech TCS Group Holding PLC. *
  • The underwriters on the IPO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The IPO raised approximately €1.45 billion (US$1.88 billion), making it the largest IPO in Germany since 2007 and the largest in Europe in 2012.*
  • The underwriters on the $251 million U.S.-registered IPO of Criteo S.A. on the Nasdaq.*
  • Mersin International Port on Turkey’s first ever infrastructure bond. MIP is a joint venture between Turkey’s Akfen Holding and Singapore’s PSA International. Transaction size was US$450 million 5.875% seven-year bonds listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.*
  • The underwriters on a U.S.-registered initial public offering of a German tech issuer, the first European emerging growth company to file a registration statement under the JOBS Act.*
  • The underwriters on the €1.36 million accelerated bookbuild offering of Repsol YPF S.A.*
  • The underwriters on the €913 million rights offering of Banco Sabadell on the Madrid Stock Exchange.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 


Chambers Global ranked Mr. Bauman multiple times for capital markets as a foreign expert for Germany, noting that he was recognized by clients as "knowledgeable, constructive and a pleasure to work with” and “highly regarded” for his work on German transactions with U.S. law aspects. Mr. Bauman was also ranked by Legal 500 UK 2016 and 2017 for M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals.

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J.D., 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law
M.B.A., 1997
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business
B.A., 1994
University of Missouri - St. Louis
(summa cum laude)



New York
England and Wales (Reg. Foreign Lawyer)





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