Dr Nils Koffka


Nils is Head of Germany Private Equity and advises private equity funds, domestic and international investors and family offices in complex and large-scale private equity transactions, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged buy-outs.
He has extensive experience in managing large cross-border private equity transactions.


Representative matters

Capiton on its acquisition of AEMTec GmbH from exceet Group AG.

BC Partners on its sale of SGB Smit Group to OEP.

BC Partners on its EUR3,3bn acquisition of Springer Science Business Media from EQT. 

BC Partners on its acquisition of Brenntag AG and subsequent on its initial public offering. 

Pro bono

Working with and acting for Hildegard and Horst Röder Stiftung (Hamburg)

Published Work

  • Co-Publisher and Co-Author (2018) "Private Equity", 3. Edition, C.H. Beck Verlag



State Exam University Heidelberg 1989

State Exam Germany 1992

Dr. juris, Heidelberg 1992

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.