Markus Hiebel is a senior associate in Goodwin's Business Law Department and a member of the firm's Private Equity group. He focuses his practice on private equity, M&A and on general corporate advisory work, in particular in complex cross border transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures and management participation schemes.

Mr. Hiebel is fluent in German and English.

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Markus Hiebel's recent work has included representing:

  • LTN Global Communications, Inc., a global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, in its acquisition of Make.TV, Inc., a provider of software to acquire, route and distribute live video in the cloud with five-nines guaranteed reliability and low-latency
  • Kleiner Perkins as lead investor in a Series A financing of Inkitt, a Berlin-based company that has built a crowdsourced publishing platform
  • Bessemer Venture Partners regarding its investment in Choco Communications
  • A US private equity firm on structuring its acquisition via a joint venture platform of a German and French logistics real estate portfolio
  • Onapsis Inc. in its acquisition of the Virtual Forge Group, a leading provider of automated security solutions for SAP
  • Castlelake in its public takeover offer in Admiral Capital A/S, Denmark
  • Vision Ophthalmology Group (a portfolio company of Stirling Square Capital Partners), on its acquisition of M.E.D Medical Products GmbH, a leading manufacturer of customized surgical kits
  • Tysons-based GTT Communications Inc. (NYSE: GTT) in its $2.3 billion cash purchase of Interoute, the operator of one of Europe's largest private fiber networks
  • CapitalD in its acquisition of a majority stake in Invincible Brands UG (haftungsbeschränkt), a social media influencer-led marketing and product development company, from several venture capital investors
  • Charlesbank on the acquisition of an international business unit in the field of chemicals
  • iRobot Corporation, a leading global consumer robot company, in its acquisition of Robopolis SAS, iRobot's largest EMEA distributor
  • A US venture capital fund on the investment in a German-based provider of a travel consultancy platform that combines personal service of a travel agency with the simplicity of an online portal in connection with a €7 million Series A financing round
  • MunichRe/HSB, on its acquisition of relayr Inc., a Berlin based Internet of Things (IoT) company
  • A consortium led by Japanese trading conglomerate ITOCHU Corporation on the acquisition of a 22.5% stake in the German operational offshore wind farm Butendiek from the Danish pension fund administrator PKA*
  • Cerberus Capital Management on the sale by way of a share deal of a portfolio of 39 wholesale markets, rented to retail and wholesale group Metro AG, and its existing senior and mezzanine financing to Aroundtown Property Holdings*
  • MTG (Modern Times Group) and their subsidiary MTGx on the acquisition of 35% of the shares in InnoGames from Eight Roads Ventures and the company's founders*
  • Funds managed by Oakley Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of Elitemedianet GmbH, the operator of the German match-making platform “ElitePartner” from Tomorrow Focus AG*
  • The management of Parship/Elitepartner on the management participation scheme in connection with the acquisition of Parship/Elitepartner group by Pro7/Sat1*
  • A partner of Karl Höll GmbH & Co. KG, a German specialist manufacturer of flexible aluminium and laminated tubes, on the divesture of his partnership interests to Alltub Group*
  • KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC on a potential investment in a distressed German steel and metal scrap recycling company, the Scholz Holding GmbH*
  • Sinarmas Cepsa Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of a sulphonation/sulphation plant in Genthin (Germany) by way of an asset deal from Waschmittelwerke Genthin*
  • Grammer AG, a global supplier of automotive interior components and a leading producer of seating systems for commercial vehicles, on the takeover of Reum Kunststoff- und Metalltechnik GmbH and its Polish sister company, Reum Polska Sp.z.o.o.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Mr. Hiebel has been admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2015. Before joining Goodwin in 2017, he was an associate in the Frankfurt office of Ashurst LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Hiebel worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Noerr LLP during his legal clerkship.

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Second State Exam, 2015
District Court of Wiesbaden
LL.M., International Business Law, 2011
The University of Exeter
Corporate Law, 2010
University of Saarland



German Rechtsanwalt





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