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Niederer Kraft & Frey advises OC Oerlikon Corporation AG in the acquisition of Sulzer Metco

February 2014

On 31 January 2014 OC Oerlikon has announced the execution of an agreement with Sulzer to buy the Sulzer Metco Division at an enterprise value of CHF 1.0 billion. The completion of the transaction is conditional upon merger approvals in several countries.

OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. Sulzer Metco is a leading provider of surface solutions with global presence. The combination of Metco with OC Oerlikon's existing Coating Segment shall form a world technology leader in Surface Solutions.

 

Niederer Kraft & Frey AG has acted as lead legal transaction counsel of OC Oerlikon in this important transaction. This follows after recent other important instructions from OC Oerlikon, including in the sale of the Solar Business of OC Oerlikon to Tokyo Electron Limited in 2012 and the sale of the Natural Fibers and Textile Components Business Units of OC Oerlikon to the Chinese Jinsheng Group in 2013.

 

The NKF Team comprised Philippe Weber (Partner, Lead), Manuel Werder (Senior Associate, M&A), András Gurovits (Partner, Merger Control), Gian-Andrea Caprez (Senior Associate, M&A), Arie Gerszt (Senior Associate), Laurence Uttinger (Pensions), Juerg Bloch, Thomas Hochstrasser, Nico Hess and others.

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