Otto von Gruben

Profile Experience

Otto von Gruben, partner in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins and member of the firm’s Real Estate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices, advises German and international clients on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Mr. von Gruben represents both public and private companies, including strategic investors, and private equity funds, in connection with: 

  • Real estate and corporate transactions  
  • Joint ventures 
  • Forward deals 
  • General corporate matters 

He advises clients from a variety of industries, including real estate, automotive, and healthcare.

Mr. von Gruben’s experience includes advising: 

M&A transactions
  • Aliaxis 
    • On the sale of ceramics business 
    • On the sale of Rheinhütte Pumps to ITT Inc. 
  • Rhön-Klinikum on its €3.07 bn sale of major assets (e.g. of 40 hospitals) to Dax-listed Fresenius SE 
  • SERgroup on the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group 
  • ZF Friedrichshafen on the sale of its global Body Control Systems business 
Real Estate
  • Angelo, Gordon on various acquisitions (residential, industrial, retail) 
  • Azure Hotels in connection with acquisitions and disposals of several hotels of the Azure Group (Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg-Dammtor; Indigo Hotels Harden-bergstraße, and Alexanderplatz in Berlin) 
  • Corpus Sireo on the sale of the project development Allianz Campus in Berlin 
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (RREEF) on several transactions 
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund on the acquisition and financing of several large real estate portfolios and shopping centers, e.g. of the Christie portfolio and the Rhein Ruhr shopping center 
  • Proprium Capital Partners on joint venture, property, and asset management agreements, as well as on the acquisition financing of two large residential portfolios in Germany
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