Maximilian Schroeter

Maximilian Schroeter

European Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Maximilian Schroeter focuses his practice on German business and corporate law, domestic and cross-border private equity and M&A transactions, general corporate matters and restructurings. In recognition of his work, Dr. Schroeter has been repeatedly named one of Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch (including in its 2025 edition).


Dr. Schroeter represents private equity funds, strategic investors, and domestic and interna­tional corporate clients in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, management incentive plans, debt and equity restructurings, and distressed investments, among other engagements.

Since joining Skadden, Dr. Schroeter’s experience includes advising:

  • BlackRock in its acquisition of Preqin at an enterprise value of £2.55 billion
  • FINN, a leading car subscription platform, in its US$110 million Series B financing round led by Korelya Capital, including both new and existing investors, with an implied company value of more than US$500 million
  • Celonis, a German decacorn and global leader in execution management, currently valued at US$13 billion, in its US$400 million Series D extension led by the Qatar Investment Authority, including both new and existing investors
  • Hg in connection with its significant minority investment, alongside EQT and TA Associates, in IFS and WorkWave, two cloud-based software services businesses, at a US$10 billion valuation
  • Danish Færch Group and its owner, A.P. Møller Holding, on the acquisition of PACCOR Group from U.S. private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg
  • Silver Lake in its strategic partnership and investment in German publicly listed company Software AG via the purchase of €344 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated unsecured convertible notes. This is the first PIPE by any U.S. technology investment firm in a German public company

His representations prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • EQT Partners on the merger of FocusVision and Confirmit
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of TonerPartner Group
  • CareerBuilder on its sale of Textkernel, a global AI-powered HR technology provider, headquartered in the Netherlands, to Main Capital Partners
  • OpCapita on its sale of NKD Group to TDR Capital
  • Summit Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Elatec group, a leading supplier of multi-standard RFID readers
  • Bain Capital on the acquisition of MSX International



  • Dr. jur., University of Bayreuth, 2019
  • Second State Exam, Regional Court of Darmstadt, 2015
  • First State Exam, University of Bayreuth, 2013


  • Munich


  • English
  • German

Maximilian Schroeter

European Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions