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Intertek Group plc acquires Ciba Expert Services from BASF SE

April 2010

Intertek Group plc has acquired a business unit of CIBA AG, Ciba Expert Services, and the companies Cantox Health Sciences Inc. and Cantox U.S. Inc. from BASF SE by way of a share and asset deal. Intertek Group plc offers a wide range of quality and safety services and employs more than 25'000 people in 1'000 locations in over 100 countries. Through this transaction, Intertek Group plc is strengthening its position in the mentioned sectors.

Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal adviser to Intertek Group plc while DLA Piper UK LLP acted as its international counsel. The team of Bär & Karrer AG included Felix R. Ehrat, Charlotte Wieser (both M&A), Daniel Lehmann (tax) as well as Simon Meyer and David Henry (both M&A).

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