Thomas Holst Laursen

advokat, partner

Thomas Holst Laursen er partner i vores Corporate team. Thomas har omfattende erfaring med at håndtere store, komplekse transaktioner inden for private og offentlige virksomhedsoverdragelser, kapitalmarkedstransaktioner (børsintroduktioner m.v.) samt transaktioner, der indebærer finansiering gennem andre konvertible værdipapirer, obligationer og securitisation.

Thomas har været aktiv på alle transaktionsområder inden for en række forskellige sektorer. Klienterne omfatter private equity- og venturefonde, investeringsbanker, børsnoterede selskaber samt internationale klienter, der opererer i Danmark.
 
Ud over at beskæftige sig med transaktioner yder Thomas også rådgivning til bestyrelser om det løbende bestyrelsesarbejde, bl.a. i forhold til oplysningsforpligtelser og god selskabsledelse.

Thomas har arbejdet med grænseoverskridende/internationale transaktioner i hele verden.

I de senere år har Thomas hovedsagelig været aktiv inden for medicinalindustrien og i energi- og finanssektoren. 

Highlights

Capital Market Transaktioner

  • Netcompany - IPO af Netcompany A/S
  • Ørsted - IPO af Ørsted A/S
  • Nets - IPO af Nets A/S
  • TDC - (DKT Finance ApS) - Senior notes €1,400,000,000
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group - IPO af Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S
  • ISS - IPO af ISS A/S
  • Orphazyme - IPO af Orphazyme A/S
  • Zealand Pharma - IPO af Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen og Nasdaq New York)
  • Nordea Bank, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Nordjyske Bank, Brdr. Hartmann - "Rights issues" i Nordea Bank, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Nordjyske Bank, Brdr. Hartmann
  • Tryg, NKT, Bavarian Nordic, Maersk, Danske Bank, Genmab, H+H - "Accelerated bookbuilding" og "placing transactions" i Tryg, NKT, Bavarian Nordic, Maersk, Danske Bank, Genmab, H+H

M&A

  • TDC - Macquarie, atp, PFA and PKA's overtagelse af TDC A/S (public M&A)
  • Danisco - DuPont's overtagelse af Danisco
  • Ørsted - Investering i Ørsted A/S af Goldman Sachs, atp and PFA
  • Sivantos and Widex - Fusion mellem Sivantos and Widex
  • Nordjyske Bank - Jyske Bank A/S' "Takeover defence" af Nordjyske Bank A/S (public M&A)
  • Shell - Køb af Shell's danske downstreamaktiviteter på vegne af Circle K
  • Nordjyske Bank and Ringkjøbing Landbobank - Fusion mellem Nordjyske Bank A/S og Ringkjøbing Landbobank A/S (public M&A)
  • Flying Tiger Copenhagen - Salg af Flying Tiger Copenhagen til EQT
  • Nørresundby Bank - Overtagelse af Nørresundby Bank A/S (public M&A)
  • Scandinavian Tobacco Group - Joint Venture vedrørende Scandinavian Tobacco Group
  • EET - salg af EET Group A/S

Ratings

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Market Leader) as regards Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity Funds, Private Equity and M&A. Thomas Holst Laursen is "extremely pleasant to work with. Diligent, commercial and superior technical abilities" and "outstanding in all metrics - the best adviser you can have" (2019). 

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. ECM specialist Thomas Holst Laursen has a solid track record in IPO work, share listings and takeovers. He acted on @Leisure Group's bid in the voluntary conditional cash public takeover of Land & Leisure. One impressed client comments: "He is very helpful and his advice is second to none. He is very clear and has a complete understanding of commercial realities and financial mechanisms". (2018)

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&Aby Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Interviewees highlight Thomas Holst Laursen for exhibiting "a real understanding of underlying commercial issues, as well as his ability to engage and persuade all parties in a transaction".  Typically leading large, high-value M&A transactions, he was part of the team that advised Axel Springer and its subsidiary @Leisure Holding on a public takeover offer for Land & Leisure. (2018)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Capital Markets. Thomas Holst Laursen is "very pragmatic, business-minded and efficient". (2018)

    Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Commercial, Corporate and M&A. The team features "highly efficient" Thomas Holst Laursen." (2018)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer (Market Leader) as regards Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity Funds, Private Equity and M&A (Financial and Corporate 2018).

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as an expert with respect to Life Sciences: Transactional. (2017)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. A client says:"He is skilled and knowledgeable. He is a very hands-on lawyer in this field. He is also a very direct, straight shooter, which works particularly well in a Danish context".

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients describe him as an "excellent and skilled lawyer"(2017)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Commercial, Corporate and M&A. The M&A Group includes the "very experienced" Thomas Holst Laursen. (2017)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity Funds, Private Equity and M&A (Financial and Corporate 2017).
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Head of ECM Thomas Holst Laursen assists corporates with IPOs both in Denmark and abroad. In the words of one client, "he has substantial capital markets experience; he's a partner you can trust with complex matters".

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Clients describe Thomas Holst Laursen as "pragmatic and hard-working. He drives a hard bargain but is good at finding a balance that enables people in the same room to work together". He advises on a broad range of corporate mandates, including transactions and corporate governance. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is recommended as regards Capital Markets. The "business-focused" Thomas Holst Laursen co-heads Plesner's "highly experienced" Equity Capital Markets Group.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Mergers & Acquisitions. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a Leading Lawyer as regards Capital Markets (Equity) as well as M&A. (2016)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as an expert with respect to Capital Markets. (2016)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by Chambers Global. Thomas Holst Laursen is described as "very efficient, strong and commercially minded." He focuses primarily on securities and M&A-related transactions, and is noted for his regulatory knowledge.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global. Commentators identify the "absolutely brilliant" Thomas Holst Laursen's main strength is "making complicated things simple and driving things through". (2015)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is recommended as regards Capital Markets.
    Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual with respect to Mergers & Acquisitions. (2015)

  • Thomas Holst Laursen is listed as a leading individual as regards Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions in the Banking, Finance and Transactional Law. (2015)
  • Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) as regards Capital Markets by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. A "brilliant" practitioner, Thomas Holst Laursen is described by one market commentator as "the practice's number-one lawyer." He receives praise for "his excellent technical skills" and his equity capital markets expertise.

    Thomas Holst Laursen is ranked as a leading individual as regards Corporate/M&A by both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. He is praised for his ability to deliver as well as for his commercial thinking. (2014)

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