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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Elanco Animal Health on Bayer Animal Health Acquisition

August 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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Elanco Animal Health Incorporated today announced it had entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at $7.6 billion. The transaction will be financed by a 70% cash/30% equity combination.

Hengeler Mueller advises bank syndicate on sustainability-related refinancing of DĂĽrr AG

August 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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As part of its sustainability-oriented refinancing DĂĽrr AG has signed a EUR 750 m syndicated credit facility. The syndicated loan consists of a cash facility of EUR 500 m and a letters of credit facility of EUR 250 m. The interest rate is inter alia adjusted subject to a sustainability rating provided by the agency Ecovadis. Considered factors include, among others, CO2 emissions and water consumption as well as fair working conditions at suppliers. The signing of the loan agreement served as a pilot project for the digitalisation of syndication processes, using a DĂĽrr-hosted Blockchain and digital security technology.

Hengeler Mueller advises Tencent on further investment in N26

July 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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As part of an extended Series D Funding round, Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the leading technology companies particularly in China, has increased its investment in N26 GmbH, a provider of mobile banking services. All previous investors from the Series D funding round in January 2019 have participated in this latest investment in N26.

Hengeler Mueller advises Supervisory Board of Osram on takeover offer

July 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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After detailed discussions, a bidding consortium composed of Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group, has presented to the Managing Board and Supervisory Board of OSRAM Licht AG ("Osram") a legally binding transaction offer for the public takeover of all the shares of Osram. Following a diligent process with the best interests for the company, the shareholders and other stakeholders in the center of consideration the Managing Board and Supervisory Board have decided to support this offer. Osram and the consortium have also concluded an investor agreement that includes comprehensive commitments. As part of the public takeover offer, shareholders are to be offered 35 euros per share in cash.

Hengeler Mueller advises Bayer on completed sale of global prescription dermatology business

July 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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LEO Pharma completes the acquisition of Bayer’s prescription dermatology business. The transaction includes the product rights for Bayer’s global prescription dermatology business with the exception of Afghanistan and Pakistan, a production facility in Segrate, Italy, and a total of 347 employees who will join LEO Pharma in addition to the employees who joined from the United States last year.

Hengeler Mueller advises Fidelity on the acquisition of the retail business of Metzler Fund Xchange

June 2019 - Finance . Legal Developments by Hengeler Mueller .

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As of 1 January 2020 FIL Fondsbank (FFB), part of Fidelity group, will take over the retail business of Metzler Fund Exchange. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory conditions, comprises 50,000 customer accounts with assets of around EUR 2bn, most of which are managed by independent financial advisers and portfolio managers. FFB is one of the largest German fund platforms, administering in total around 600,000 accounts with assets of EUR 21.7 bn.

GSK Update: AIFM Marketing in Germany - The clock is ticking for U.S. and other non-EU fund managers

June 2016 - Finance . Legal Developments by GSK Stockmann .

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Our GSK Update informs about the impact of recent German investment fund legislation (UCITS V Implementation Act) for AIF managers, who are not domiciled in the EU (“non-EU-AIFM”) and who seek to market AIF shares in Germany in accordance with applicable German investment fund law under the EU-AIFM Directive (2011/61/EU).

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