Freshfields advises Sandvik on US acquisition of DWFritz Automation
Freshfields is advising Swedish engineering multinational Sandvik AB on its acquisition of DWFritz Automation, Inc., a global provider of precision metrology, inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon and has offices in France and China. The transaction was announced July 12, 2021, and is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Terms were not disclosed.
Learn more about the transaction here.
The Freshfields team is led by New York M&A partner Paul Tiger and associate Victor Ma, with support from associates Tommy Lair and Brayden Koslowsky along the way, and summer associate Casey Hagen. Tax advice was provided by partner Claude Stansbury and associate Brendan Counihan. Partner Lori Goodman and associates Jeff Anand and Lina Zhu are advising on employee benefits and employment matters. Intellectual property matters are being handled by partner Mena Kaplan and associates Marissa Yu and Danny Spencer, with support from paralegal Chelsea Cantos and extern Mili Astesiano. Partner Kyle Lakin and associates Lacey Nemergut and Sarah Al Salem are providing advice on finance. Counsel Peter Jaffe is advising on data privacy matters. Advice on various specialist and local law aspects was provided from our Paris office by partner Gwen Senlanne (employee benefits) and associates Célia Kirren (employee benefits) and Manon Serrus (corporate); our China offices by partners Yuxin Shen (corporate) and Alan Wang (corporate) and associates Fan Li (employee benefits) and Tracy Gu (corporate) and our Germany offices by partners Nicholas Günther (corporate), Christoph Werkmeister (data privacy) and Theresa Ehlen (data privacy) and associate Annabelle Hamelin (data privacy).
The regulatory and compliance workstreams, which span multiple countries and regimes, are being led by partners Aimen Mir, Bruce McCulloch, Mary Lehner and Nabeel Youef, special counsel Christine Laciak, counsel Stephanie Brown Cripps, senior associate Ilana Kattan, associate Kat Gross, summer associate Emily Strickland and practice support manager Diane Tuomala. The international team supporting the regulatory and compliance workstream included partner Maria Dreher, senior associate Christopher Wanek and associate Anna Gerstendörfer from our Vienna office; partner Jérôme Philippe, counsel Aude Guyon, associate Alice Cabourdin and intern Basile Marin from our Paris office; partner Hazel Yin, associate Haoyang Zhuo, legal consultants Ethan Qu and Yichen Xing and intern Claire Guan from our China offices and counsel Alexander Viktorov from our Moscow office.
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