The Deal Recognizes Hughes Hubbard’s Gerold Niggemann as Part of Top Rising Stars List

Niggemann, a partner in the firm’s corporate department, is an honoree in The Deal’s Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021.

The Deal, an award-winning financial news organization, is proud to announce that Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s Gerold Niggemann has been named to its 2021 Top Rising Stars list.

The newly elected partner in Hughes Hubbard’s corporate department, Niggemann has worked on high-profile cross-border deals throughout his career. Among his regular clients are Grab Holdings Inc., Daimler AG, Ualá and JD Sports Fashion plc, among many others.

He worked with Patrick Drahi on his $3.7 billion public takeover of Sotheby’s as well as Platinum Equity LLC on its $1.9 billion purchase of Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. in 2019. He represented U.K.-based JD Sports in its acquisitions of U.S. athletic footwear and apparel retailers Shoe Palace, Nice Kicks, DTLR Villa and Finish Line. As Southeast Asia’s “super-app” Grab went through numerous rounds of funding eventually culminating in a deSPAC deal with Altimeter Growth Corp., Niggemann was there each step of the way. He worked on each of the company’s recent deals, including its acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc.’s Southeast Asian business and its partnership with Microsoft dating back to 2018, a $706 million investment from and strategic collaboration with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. in 2020, the Series A funding round of its fintech arm and its April deal with Altimeter. He also helped advise CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II on its deSPAC merger with View Inc.

Niggemann graduated from the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2008 and earned an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. Niggemann was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 2011 to 2016, when he joined Hughes Hubbard.

Hughes Hubbard is a full-service law firm committed to achieving the best outcomes for its clients. Founded in 1888 by Charles Evans Hughes who subsequently served as Chief Justice of the United States, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, and Tokyo.

The Deal’s Top Rising Stars list honors top U.S.-based, M&A-focused partners. In order to be eligible, individuals should have made partners between March 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021, and shown an ability to navigate complex dealmaking situations.

The Deal is an award-winning financial news organization founded in 1999 by legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein. Since its founding, The Deal has been providing up-to-the-minute news, analysis and perspective to dealmakers across the globe through its network of events, subscription products and power rankings.

For more information about Niggemann and other honorees in The Deal’s Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021 list check out the latest Dealmaker Quarterly: