Julian D. Klose

Julian D. Klose

Associate, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions


Julian Klose focuses his practice on international M&A transactions, general corporate law and restructuring matters. He has significant experience in complex transactions involving private equity, and has counseled domestic and international clients on both the buy-side and sell-side.

Mr. Klose’s significant representations since joining Skadden include advising:

  • the shareholders of Canyon Bicycles, Roman Arnold and TSG Consumer Partners, in the sale of a majority stake in Canyon Bicycles to Groupe Bruxelles Lambert; 
  • Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C., along with InvestIndustrial, in their US$425 million acquisition of the phenolic specialty resin, hexamine and European forest products resins businesses of Hexion Inc.;
  • Coty Inc. in its strategic partnership with KKR & Co. Inc. including the carveout sale of 60% of its professional beauty and retail hair businesses to KKR with an enterprise value of US$4.3 billion;
  • funds advised by Castik Capital:
    • the acquisition of Customs Support Group B.V. (CSG) from Mentha Capital B.V. and Oscar Driessen, the founder of CSG; 
    • in the sale of approximately 25% of portfolio company Waterlogic Holdings Limited to British Columbia Investment Management Corporation; and
    • in their acquisition of AddSecure from Arby Partners;
  • Goldman Sachs in its investment in windeln.de;
  • The SCP Group in its:
    • €1.2 billion acquisition of the Real Group from METRO AG; and
    • sale of the digital business of Real, including the online marketplace operated under real.de, to Schwarz Gruppe; and
  • Gulf Energy Development in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the €2.6 billion offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 from Global Infrastructure Partners and its joint venture with Ørsted.

His significant representations prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • American Industrial Partners in the combination of its Goss printing business with manroland web systems;
  • Blackstone in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of a 45% stake in Leica Camera followed by a public takeover offer;
  • KKR in various transactions, including its:
    • €1 billion acquisition of the global diabetes care business of Bayer AG;
    • €1 billion sale, together with Goldman Sachs, of a minority stake in KION to Weichai Power through a primary share issuance and the subsequent IPO of KION; and
    • €1 billion bidding process for the ZF/TRW body controls business;
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan in its:
    • €2.6 billion acquisition, together with BC Partners and PSP, of CeramTec; and
    • €4.6 billion acquisition, together with Partners Group and CDPQ, of Techem;
  • TSG Consumer Partners in its investments in Canyon Bicycles and Zoeva; and
  • Valora in its €190 million acquisition of BackWerk.



  • LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 2012
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, 2015
  • First State Exam, University of Muenster, 2011


  • Frankfurt am Main
  • New York

Julian D. Klose

Associate, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions